Written by The Herald-News
Doris S. Hames passed away peacefully Nov. 2, 2013, at age 86, in Renton, Wash., after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Doris was born Aug. 19, 1927, in Wolf Point, Mont., and was the second child of the late George and Venus Seel.
Doris graduated as class salutatorian from Wolf Point High in 1945 and earned a bachelor of science in microbiology with honors from Montana State University in 1949. In 1951, Doris married Edward Hames of Helena, Mont., and was his loving wife for 62 years. She was a devoted mother to her children, David (Joanne) Schuett-Hames and Ruth (Andrew) Nielsen; an adoring grandmother of Robin and Joy Schuett-Hames; and a loving sister to Barbara Hoffman and the late George Seel and Donna Gray.
Doris had a deep passion for public service and after raising her family she resumed a successful career as a microbiologist with Seattle-King County Public Health. She served as the first female president of the congregation of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and was an active member for 45 years. Doris enjoyed playing piano as her family sang along. She loved sewing, making quilts for charity, baking, skiing and bird watching.
She traveled the world with her husband Ed. Doris was well-loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
A memorial service was held on Nov. 16, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4315 129th Pl. SE, Bellevue, Wash. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, the Salvation Army or a charity of one’s choice.