February 13, 1931 – February 7, 2014
Dolores Mae DoBell was born February 13, 1931 to Robert and Genevieve Clarke in DeKalb, Illinois. Delores grew up in Olney, Illinois and graduated valedictorian of her high school class in 1949. She later graduated from Bradley University with a teaching license.
Dolores married David DoBell on September 12, 1953 in Peoria, Illinois. They had three sons. She had lived in Ames for 47 years. Dolores taught 3rd and 4th grade, worked as a librarian, a factory worker and worked at Iowa State University for 18 years, finishing her career serving foreign students in the Agricultural Department.
She enjoyed music, singing in the church choir and Song Birds and playing flute in the Heart of Iowa Senior Band. Doe gardened, played cards and traveled. She was a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church, P.E.O. and Sigma Alpha Iota Sorority.
Dolores passed away February 7, 2014 at Bethany Manor in Story City at 82 years of age.
Delores is survived by her sons, Dwight (Darlene) DoBell, of Rochester, Minnesota, Daniel (Cindy) DoBell, of Corning, New York and Donald DoBell, of Ames; three grandchildren, Nicole, Joshua and Michael; and one great-grandchild, Alexander.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dave; two sisters, Marion and Anne; and an infant son, Donald.
Doe will be remembered for her love and devotion to her boys, her beautiful soprano voice and her service to foreign students. God bless her memory.Information provided by: Adams Funeral Homes 502 Douglas Avenue Ames, IA 50010 515.232.5121 www.adamssoderstrum.com