Doreen Lois Grilley

March 27, 1934 ~ January 7, 2021 (age 86)


Doreen was born March 27th, 1934 to Victor James Pound and Florance Landon
Pound. Doreen’s Grandmother Landon did not like her first name so she was called
Doreen all her life. Doreen was raised in Kalispell and graduated from Flathead County
High School in 1952. She married the love of her life Wesley G. Grilley in Bremerton,
WA on August 31st, 1952. They moved to Alaska in the fall of 1952, there there first
child Wayne was born in 1955. They moved back to Kalispell where their second son
Keith was born in 1957. Wes and Doreen seemed to travel and move a lot, seems as
though where Wes’s father moved, his children followed. Starla was born in Arizona
and Gaylene in California. Wes and Doreen moved back to the Flathead Valley for
good in 1972 where Wes and his brother Roger had Grilley Brothers Construction and
Doreen was their bookeeper, also working a small two hour a day job serving hot lunch
at Petersen School. After retirement Wes and Doreen spent winters in Arizona where
their was always lots of friends, family and potlucks going on at Grilley Desert Hideout.
Doreen loved to cook, can goods, and host wonderful gatherings. Doreen loved her
family dearly including her children Wayne (Tammy) Grilley, Keith (Cathy) Grilley, Starla
Grilley and Gaylene (Randy) Birky, all of Kalispell. Her Grandchildren include Jeremy
Winters, Jasmyn Hanson, Kevin Astry, Jake Grilley, Kate (Jareth) Wilson, Levi Birky,
Paige (Kade) Branson. Doreen also has several great and great great grandchildren.
She is survived by her sister Tootsie O’Myer and brother Terry Pound brother in laws
Roger(Linda) Grilley and Ward Grilley.
Graveside Services: Pastor Ron Pierce
2pm Conrad Cemetery
Reception following at the home of Randy and Gaylene Birky, 285 Hemler Creek Dr, Kalispell


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