Idris Inez Welch-Obituary

Idris Inez Welch

Idris Inez Welch, 95 of Forest Grove, OR passed away on September 30, 2014 in Forest Grove. A memorial celebration will be held at a later time.

Idris was born in Lincoln County, Nebraska on February 6, 1919 to Abner and Minnie (Smith) Dillon. After receiving her education, Idris started teaching in a one room school house in Nebraska. Idris married Wayne L. Welch in McCook, Nebraska on March 8, 1941. Wayne passed away in June 2010.

Idris enjoyed camping, fishing, snowmobiling, playing cards, reading, painting, sewing and was a excellent cook. She also loved to do gold mining and she helped build their own log cabin. She was a devoted spouse, a wonderful mother, a dedicated teacher, a Girl Scout Leader, quick-witted, and a good friend and listener.

Survivors include her sons, Larry Welch and his wife Lorna of Zeballos, British Columbia, Canada, Ron Welch and his wife Sandy of Vernonia, Oregon, Darwin Welch and his wife Linda of Vernonia, Oregon, Leon “Shorty” Welch of Richland, Oregon; and daughters, Darlene McLeod and her husband Bryon of Vernonia, Oregon and Gayle Yokley and her husband Cliff of Atwater, California. She also had sixteen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, Betty Zufall of Londenville, OH, Toni Welch of Fresno, CA and many nieces and nephews.