Dolores was born in Butte, MT; to Leslie & Matie Thomas. As a child she lived in several\ntowns throughout Montana, Washington and Idaho. Forsythe, MT; Spokane, WA and Emida, ID\nto name a few. In 1948 she graduated from St. Maries High School.\nDolores Thomas married Ross Bailey on November 27, 1950. This union had four\nchildren: Barry & (Bev) Bailey, Terry (Bill) Millage, Rick (Donna) Bailey and Sue (John Allen)\nWyatt. In 1968 they moved to Weippe, ID where she resided the rest of her life. Dolores\nworked tending bar at the Elkhorn. Ross passed away in 1970. Dolores then married Dick\nWatson and then become David & Duane’s stepmother.\nDolores loved her family, her community and especially children of all ages. She joined\nthe White Pine Rebekah Lodge in May of 1970. Dolores received her 50 Year Veterans Jewel.\nShe held many offices during her 53 years in lodge. She assisted in many dinners, pie sales and\nhay stack feeds during the Camas Festival, Wild Weippe Rodeo and Pierce 1860 Days. Being\nvery civic minded she was also a member of the Fraser Ladies Get Together Club, the Timberline\nEMT’s, she took blood pressure readings at the Weippe Senior Center, and in her 80’s she\nwould drive to Orofino and read to the residents at Clearwater Health & Rehab. When the\nWeippe Farmers Market began Dolores began selling goods from her garden to the community.\nShe enjoyed her chickens, gardening and sewing. Dolores was a member of the Mountain View\nBaptist Church Family.\nDolores is survived by her brother David Thomas, children, 16 grandchildren, 38 great\ngrandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by Dorian, Gordon\nand Mick Thomas; Duane Watson, granddaughter Keturah Siri and great grandson Jonathon\nRooney.\nIn lieu of flowers please send donations to either ALS or St. Jude’s in her memory.\nServices will be held July 22, 2023 at 2pm at the Mountain View Baptist Church in\nPierce.