Obituary of Delores Farestrand
Delores Newhouse McGriff Farestrand, age 87, of Asheboro passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018 at Randolph Hospice House.
Ms. Farestrand was born in Oregon City, OR on February 16, 1931 to Joseph Van and Gladys Holt Newhouse and lived most of her life in Portland, OR.
Delores loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed traveling, with Hawaii being her favorite destination. She entertained friends and family playing church music on her organ. She was faithfully known to call her loved ones on their birthdays and sing "Happy Birthday." She will be remembered as always offering a beautiful smile and having such a joyful spirit.
She is survived by her children, Douglas McGriff (Pam) of Boring, OR, Marilyn Powell (Tex) of New London, Debbie Bown (Chuck) of Asheboro, and Hershel McGriff, Jr. (Shelly) of Vail, AZ; grandchildren, John Dewey (Sarah), Lisa Dewey, Lori Brady, Cristi Auman (Anthony), Jason McGriff, Melody Haase (Blake), and Mariah McGriff; and several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Delores was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Betty Jo Harris and her nephew Jerry Dopkins.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials in her honor may be made to Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009.
Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is serving the family of Delores Farestrand.