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Doris Bolin Laufer-Rains
March 4, 1938 - December 10, 2020

Stayton - Doris Bolin Laufer-Rains, age 82, passed away peacefully with family at her side on December 10, 2020 after a short fierce battle with cancer. She was born March 4, 1938 in Tumalo, Oregon. Her father Stanley Bolin was a cattle rancher near Fossil on the John Day River and she loved riding horses and feeding the bottle-baby calves on the ranch. Her family moved to Eugene where she married Sgt Tracy Laufer in 1954. They embarked on many travels through Tracy’s service in the Air Force including assignments to Puerto Rico, Germany, Georgia, Mississippi, Maine, California and many other locales.

Never one to be idle, Doris worked at many different jobs and interests. After raising her 4 rambunctious kids, she worked as a CNA at Santiam Hospital, co-owned & ran a commercial chicken operation, hosted open houses in the local real estate market and tended to a varied and ever-changing menagerie of critters including cows, horses, goats, pigs, chinchillas and even a couple of dairy cows who, to her eternal aggravation, liked to kick over their milk buckets right when they were full. She hatched turkeys, ducks, chickens and geese from eggs. She loved them all - except for maybe the ganders who lay in wait to chase her the minute they saw her come around the corner of the barn. And she wasn’t a very fast runner... She loved traveling, camping, gardening and creating artwork whether it was through painting, sewing, stained glass, mosaics or plants - her hands were rarely still.  And cleaning. That woman loved to clean - many times she stood at the door, Rubbermaid gloves firmly in place, hands on her hips while she ordered her 4 children (& their mischievous cohorts), “Out, get OUT! Just be home by dinner!”

She is survived by her 4 tough children, Steven (Susan) Laufer, Dani (Gary) Laufer-Barr, Gary Laufer, and Brenda (Dave) Bonebrake, as well as her 10 grandchildren + 3 great grandchildren. Beloved sister of Neal (Elsie) Bolin, Gary (Arlene) Bolin & Sharon Huggans. 

Dearly loved and sorely missed. Memorial contributions may be made to Willamette Valley Hospice of Salem. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me

Will never walk-in darkness,
But will have the light of life.

~John 8:12



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