Passed away at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane, WA on May 2nd, 2013.
She was born June 23rd, 1947 and was a lifetime resident of Pend Oreille County.
Doreen is preceded in death by her life partner Bob Grimmett, parents Ben and Doris Nelson, father William Ells and brother David Ells.
She is survived by her siblings Rick Nelson, Bernie Nelson, Ben Nelson and numerous nieces and nephews.
She graduated from Cusick High School in 1966 and began working at Pennell fir farm.
Doreen later worked for her mother at the Cross Roads Cafe before spending years working with her partner Bob running the Cusick Tavern.
Doreen was devoted to her family and cared for her aging mother until her passing in 2007.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 217, an avid pool player and loved throwing darts.
She was known for cooking burgers at local July 4th celebrations and events.
She spent time with friends and family any time she could.
Doreen was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who will be greatly missed.
The family will have a memorial service Friday May 17th 4pm at American Legion Post 217 in Cusick WA.