Aug. 26, 1933-Aug. 31, 2004

PILOT ROCK - Dorothy Elrod, 71, of Pilot Rock, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at Willowbrook Terrace in Pendleton.

At her requet disposition will be by cremation with a memorial service to be held later.

Mrs. Elrod was born Aug. 26, 1933, at Tulsa, Okla., to Morris and Hazel Stout Preble. She later moved with her parents to San Jose, Calif., where she was raised and attended schools, graduating from high school there.

She met Clarence Elrod at Antioch, Calif. The couple were married May 21, 1975.

She was a housewife for many years before taking a job at KMart as an Automotive Parts Purchaser, a job she took pride in for 10 years.

She retired after moving to Pendleton in 1988 and began enjoying her hobbies. She was a passionate bingo player until recently and made many friends while playing Bingo. She also enjoyed fishing and camping and was a faithful watcher of soap operas, but her greatest love in life was her family, especially her grandchildren whom she always enjoyed visiting.

Survivors include sons, Carl Elumbaugh and wife, Lorna, of Pilot Rock, and Kenneth Chance and wife, Leslie, of Oroville, Calif.; brothers, Edward Preble of Sacramento, Calif., and Chuck Preble of Kawai, Hawaii, a sister, Carolyn Arzino of Molalla, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband, Clarence, by a son, Jim Jones, and a sister, Linda Scagalione.

Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.

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