Doris Cordes Wolfe
August 22, 1924 - March 13, 2016
Doris Cordes-Wolfe passed away peacefully with her son and daughter by her side holding her hands. She regained awareness and shared a few moments with us allowing us to say goodbye and express our love and deep gratitude for her.
Doris lived a very full life until age 91, and died within a few miles of the hospital in Everett Washington where she was born.
She loved her family, politics, books, duplicate bridge, crossword puzzles, Words with Friends Scrabble, and had many friends in Quail Park Senior Living in Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area as well as in San Marino in Southern California. She also enjoyed tennis and swimming in her younger years, both playing as well as watching the major matches on tv.
She met the love of her life, Charles "Carlos" Brown in high school and graduated from UC Berkeley. She had a close knit group of lifelong friends in the Bay Area who called themselves "The Group" who knew each other since Jr. High school in Berkeley. Several years after Carlos had passed away in 1986, she married Jack Wolfe, a UC Berkeley alumni who also knew her in high school.
Doris was a real estate broker for years and celebrated life. Her favorite motto was "Onward and Upward".
She is survived with two children, five grandchildren, one great grand-daughter, four nieces, two nephews, and a brother. She participated frequently in a family group email in which we all shared news, photos, humor, and love.
Her wishes are that no service be held. This online obituary has a guestbook and you are welcome to express your condolences.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your local hospice.