Doris L. CromwellFebruary 16, 1923 ~ July 18, 2017 (age 94)
Doris L. Cromwell passed away on July 18, 2017 in Sequim.
She was born in 1923 in St. Louis, Missouri, to Edith and Harry Bode, and was the office manager of a small insurance agency in St. Louis.
She married Clarence "Mark" Cromwell in 1963, and they enjoyed nature in the Midwest, traveling in their camper every weekend. They moved to Sequim in 1972 and built their home in Dungeness.
They continued to camp all over the U.S. and Canada during the summer, visited Alaska and Mexico, went on elder hostels, canoed and backpacked, and took lots of classes at Peninsula College. Doris even thought about becoming a nurse, but the traveling bug got in the way.
Doris's strong faith carried her through the loss of her beloved husband in 1988. Doris continued to travel over her remaining years, visiting many places in Europe, New Zealand and Australia. She had many stories to tell about her funny experiences.
Her passion was driving, and she did several trips across the U.S. and Canada on her own, visiting family and friends. If she needed a different profession in her younger years, she would probably have been a truck driver, since she loved being on the road.
When she was not traveling, she volunteered for many years for the Volunteer Hospice Grief Group and Peninsula Friends of Animals.
Doris was a prolific needle pointer and produced projects for professional needlepoint designers. Later, she became a "hooker" and produced lovely rugs.
Doris survived her beloved husband, Mark, and her two brothers, Paul and Vernon Bode.
She is survived by niece Elaine Baeuchler of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, and nephew David Bode of Summerville, South Carolina; Mark's daughter, Candy Reem; and many dear friends.
A graveside service will be at Sequim View Cemetery, 1505 Sequim-Dungeness Way, Sequim, on Thursday, August 10, at 2 p.m.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on July 30, 2017