Doris Elaine Pope of Mt. Vernon, who throughout her life was a waitress, bar owner, housewife and active in the American Legion, died Saturday, July 9, 2005. She was 78.

A graveside service was held July 12 at Moon Creek Cemetery. Pastor Duane Cheadle officiated.

-Mrs. Pope was born July 25, 1926, in Condon to Clarence and Martina (Tate) Warren. She was the youngest of three children and attended high school in Fossil, graduating in 1943. In her younger years, she trailed rodeo stock with her father over the Barlow trail to the Willamette Valley. She was proud to say she had ridden Sea Biscuit, the famous racehorse.

-She married Bill Pope in Portland on Sept. 11, 1962. She enjoyed traveling, and playing cards with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Danny Stroube; one son, Fred Stroube; sister Leslie Lee; and Wilbur Alfred, who was like a brother.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Bill Pope, of Mt. Vernon; brother Clarence (Bill) Warren of The Dalles; relatives Tom Warren of John Day; Pat Lee of Mt. Vernon; Sandy Pitcher of Cottage Grove; Bob Lee of Vale; Kathleen Lee of Mt. Vernon; two granddaughters; and numerous cousins.

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