Kay Louise (Walstrom) Dorris

September 5, 1950 - November 18, 2017

Kay Louise (Walstrom) Dorris passed away peacefully November 18, 2017 at home in Medford, Oregon, after an 8-month battle with pancreatic cancer, with her husband and sister by her side.

Kay was born September 5, 1950 in Coos Bay, Ore. After graduating high school she attended SOC and received her 4-year nursing degree. She met her future husband by picking him up hitchhiking down from Mt. Ashland and they later married on December 2, 1972. They moved to Petersburg, Alaska together in 1973 where she was a nurse and started a family with two children, Matthew and JoHanna. They moved back to the Rogue Valley in 1989 where she continued her nursing career until 2011. During her retirement, she spent time with her grandchildren, volunteered for the Medford Food Project, did countless hours of Yoga, and was involved in Mountain Church.

She is survived by her husband, Bob; son, Matthew; daughter, JoHanna; sister, Carol; three grandchildren; and a large extended family and group of friends. There will be a celebration of her life at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Rasa Yoga Studio, 3132 State Street, Suite 200, Medford. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for one last donation in her name to the Medford Food Project.

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