Doris Catherine (Covey) (Bissell) Durr & Ray Erving Durr
Doris Catherine (Covey) (Bissell) Durr and Ray Erving Durr, both are now “satisfied and at home with the Lord.” ~ (ll Corinthians 5:7). Ray Durr always said, “Where momma goes, l go”, but in death, he led the way, as he passed away before Momma, on March 25, 2008, and Doris left her earthly body on August 7, 2013. They were married on February 13, 1990. Ray was a very caring and loving husband. Doris was born June 4, 1930, to Grover and Hattie Covey, in Omak, WA. Her siblings were, Archie, Arza, Orville, Lewis, Lee, Anna, Sadie, Jerry, and Wanda. Doris married Walter Bissell, July 12, 1947, in Omak, WA. From that union there were children, Kathie (Bill) Johnson of Omak, Vera Byrd of Tenino, Rhonda (Jim) Gosselin of Buckley, John Bissell of Anchorage, AK and Roger Bissell; all who learned to know Momma, knew she had a deep and abiding love for her Lord and Savior.
Ray E. Durr was born May 20, 1921, in Everett, WA, to Ray Erving Durr Sr. and Harriet (Brundes) Durr. He was the fifth of six children born into the family. His siblings were, Edward, Dorothy, Harold, Vernetta, and Jack. Ray was honorably discharged in January of 1945, with a bronze star medal received during his service in the Asiatic Pacific Theater, during WWll. He had lost contact with his biological family but his step-family couldn’t have been more proud and thankful to have had Ray as a Step-Dad.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Ray; her mother and father; her son, Roger; granddaughter, Melody Ann; all of her brothers; and two of her sisters. She is survived by four of her children; and her sister, Wanda Sullins of Springdale, AR. There is a large family surviving them, including grandchildren;
great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; as well as the brothers and sisters in Christ. All will greatly miss them.
The family would like to give all the staff at Valley Care in Okanogan, WA a really big Thank You for the caring attention they gave to our parents.
There will be a Memorial Service for Doris & Ray Durr on Friday, October 11, 2013, at the First Assembly of God Church in Omak, WA, at 11:00 a.m. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel is in charge of arrangements.