In memory of
Doreen Iverson
In memory of
Doreen Iverson
Doreen Iverson Jan. 1, 1934 - May 23, 2020 We mourn the passing of Doreen Iverson a wonderful and charming woman throughout her life. Doreen passed away May 23, 2020 after suffering a heart attack at the age of 86. Known as Doreen, she was born in Portland, Jan. 1, 1934 attending Woodstock Grade School growing up. She moved on to Cleveland High School graduating in 1951 during which time she was to meet her future husband, Don. While at Cleveland High she was Vice President of the student body and member of the tennis team, a varsity cheerleader, runner up as the Rose Festival Princess and had a dramatic role in the senior class play. Promptly after graduating from Cleveland High School Doreen was hired by Pacific NW Bell where she promptly rose to the position of executive secretary serving 4 different vice presidents over a career spanning 36 years. In 1958 Doreen was given the honor of being Pacific NW Bell's first Ms. Portland Bell, standing on top of the company's Rose Festival float when it received the Mayors trophy. In 1978 Doreen was elected to the presidency of the prestigious business group Executive Women's International (Portland Chapter). Perhaps one of the most impressive compliments about Doreen came from her mother-in-law Elsie Iverson when she commented "I have nothing but praise for Doreen, she's the most charming consistently loving person I have ever known." In her dear friend Lillian's sympathy card she wrote, "Doreen was the most beautiful, and kindest person I have ever known and didn't change in the 70 years of friendship." Don and Doreen having met in High School were married Feb. 5, 1953. This marriage was to last a lifetime. They celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary Feb 5, 2020. Fondly remembering their lives together, Don recalled his cherished wife in the wake of her passing. "During our 67 plus years of marriage I don't recall her ever raising her voice in anger or frustration even when the circumstances called for it. She was the rock. Doreen was kind, loyal, understanding, forgiving, and generous to a fault. She was the best friend anyone could hope to have. I will never forget her and will always deeply and dearly miss her. She was simply a wonderful human being." Doreen is survived by her husband, Don; and her sister, Stella Gunther, her husband, Roman, and their children, Scott, David and Skip. At Doreen's request there will be no service and remembrances may be sent to Doernbecher's Hospital for Children or the Oregon Human Society. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
Doreen Iverson
Doreen Iverson Jan. 1, 1934 - May 23, 2020 We mourn the passing of Doreen Iverson a wonderful and charming woman throughout her life. Doreen passed away May 23, 2020 after suffering a heart attack at the age of 86. Known as Doreen, she was born in Portland, Jan. 1, 1934 attending Woodstock Grade School growing up. She moved on to Cleveland High School graduating in 1951 during which time she was to meet her future husband, Don. While at Cleveland High she was Vice President of the student body and member of the tennis team, a varsity cheerleader, runner up as the Rose Festival Princess and had a dramatic role in the senior class play. Promptly after graduating from Cleveland High School Doreen was hired by Pacific NW Bell where she promptly rose to the position of executive secretary serving 4 different vice presidents over a career spanning 36 years. In 1958 Doreen was given the honor of being Pacific NW Bell's first Ms. Portland Bell, standing on top of the company's Rose Festival float when it received the Mayors trophy. In 1978 Doreen was elected to the presidency of the prestigious business group Executive Women's International (Portland Chapter). Perhaps one of the most impressive compliments about Doreen came from her mother-in-law Elsie Iverson when she commented "I have nothing but praise for Doreen, she's the most charming consistently loving person I have ever known." In her dear friend Lillian's sympathy card she wrote, "Doreen was the most beautiful, and kindest person I have ever known and didn't change in the 70 years of friendship." Don and Doreen having met in High School were married Feb. 5, 1953. This marriage was to last a lifetime. They celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary Feb 5, 2020. Fondly remembering their lives together, Don recalled his cherished wife in the wake of her passing. "During our 67 plus years of marriage I don't recall her ever raising her voice in anger or frustration even when the circumstances called for it. She was the rock. Doreen was kind, loyal, understanding, forgiving, and generous to a fault. She was the best friend anyone could hope to have. I will never forget her and will always deeply and dearly miss her. She was simply a wonderful human being." Doreen is survived by her husband, Don; and her sister, Stella Gunther, her husband, Roman, and their children, Scott, David and Skip. At Doreen's request there will be no service and remembrances may be sent to Doernbecher's Hospital for Children or the Oregon Human Society. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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