Obituary: Delores Holleman


Delores Holleman

September 24, 1944–July 20, 2022

Dolores was born on September 24, 1944 in Bellingham to Thorval and Emma Berge. She passed away in Bellingham, at Silverado Memory Care on July 20, 2022, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Dolores graduated from Blaine High School in 1962 and from Skagit Valley College in 1964.  She married her high school sweetheart, Neal in 1964 and they made their home in Blaine. They welcomed two daughters, Teresa and Tamara. Together the family enjoyed traveling and supporting each other’s endeavors. Dolores was blessed with two grandkids, Jordan and Loran, who brought her so much joy. She was proud of all they have accomplished and of the people they have become. Dolores worked as a secretary at Blaine High School for 29 years. She was dedicated to the staff and students and was loved and respected by all she had contact with.

Dolores is survived by Neal, her husband of 58 years; daughter Teresa (Rod) Goninan of East Wenatchee; daughter Tamara (Chris) Mastropoalo of Bellingham; grandson Jordan Kudsk of Puyallup; granddaughter Loran Goninan of Independence, Oregon; and brother Tom (Nancie) Berge of Bellingham.

Our family would like to thank the Silverado family for the love and excellent care Dolores received over the past four years.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dolores’ name to: Grace Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 1646, Blaine, WA  98231 or Dementia Support Northwest, 2950 New Market Street #210, Bellingham, WA  98225.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022, 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 702 G Street, Blaine.