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DeeLoris Raw

May 28, 1931 — December 25, 2011

Funeral Services for DeeLoris Raw, age 80, of Browns Valley, Minnesota, will be on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at United Methodist & Presbyterian Church in Browns Valley, Minnesota. Visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m. at the church on the day of the service. Reverend Anna Williamson will officiate. Burial will be in the Valley View Cemetery.

DeeLoris "Dorie" Mae Raw was the seventh child born to Robert and Mabel (Anthony) Raw on May 28, 1931 in Browns Valley. She graduated from Browns Valley High School in 1951.

Dorie's first job was that of a telephone operator in Browns Valley, a position she held until telephones went to dial! Dorie held many jobs throughout her lifetime, all of them being in the service business ~ Red Owl Store, Lynch's Locker, Pleasure Park, Foster Lodge, and Beardsley Liquor. She owned and operated Rooks Grocery and Dorie's Place. For the past 22 years she worked at the Browns Valley Schools as an office aide. She retired in May of this year.

Dorie was a member and past president of the Beardsley American Legion Auxillary, Post 302. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Beardsley, Minnesota. She sponsored Ladies Softball. Most noteworthy was her long time participation in the Beardsley Hee Haw Gang, playing the part of Lulu, where her songbird voice was noted in the singing of "Crystal Chandeliers" and many other songs!!

Dorie was BIG hearted, well liked, and will be missed by all who knew her, most especially by her family.

Dorie passed away on Christmas afternoon, 2011, at Tekakwitha Living Center in Sisseton, South Dakota, having reached the age of 80 years.

Dorie leaves to mourn her brother, Donald (Dorice) Raw of Victor, New York; her sister, Faye (Gary) Nelson of Browns Valley, Minnesota; and numerous nieces and nephews, including two step nephews.

Dorie was preceded in death by her grandparents; her parents; her brothers ~ Arlos, Cecil, Jack, and Stanley; her sisters ~ Shirley and Clarice; her nephew, Daniel Raw; and her niece, Terri (Raw) Holder.


United Methodist & Presbyterian Church

Browns Valley, MN

Saturday, December 31, 2011
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


United Methodist & Presbyterian Church

Browns Valley, MN

Saturday, December 31, 2011
2:00 PM


Valley View Cemetery

Browns Valley, MN

Saturday, December 31, 2011
3:00 PM


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