Dolores (Vogelsang) Perkins of Eagle, Idaho, died peacefully at age 91 on November 7, 2018 after months of declining health. She is survived by her husband, Edwin Ray Perkins, daughters, Patricia Rae Perkins of Eagle, Idaho and Barbara Perkins Caffaratti of Zanesville, Ohio, and granddaughter Caroline McKinniss Crauet
Dolores was born in Indianapolis, IN on June 26, 1927, the third daughter of Frederick and Virgie Lee Martin Vogelsang. Her father died when she was only two and the extended remaining family moved to the Highland Park area of Los Angeles shortly thereafter. She graduated from Franklin High School.
Dolores worked at several different jobs while a young woman and told stories of "commuting" into Los Angeles via streetcar in the 1940's. Ultimately, she found work at the Southern California Edison Company in downtown Los Angeles where she met her future husband. Ed and Dolores married on November 21, 1953. She died just shy of their 65TH wedding anniversary.
Dolores and Ed spent most of their lives in Covina, California where they raised their daughters. A huge part of the family life was being active members of the First Baptist Church of Covina through which they developed a large group of lifelong friends. Dolores and Ed moved to Idaho in 2000 when their friends also started to move away from the area.
Dolores was artistically talented and worked her magic on paper as a young woman when she attended a technical school in Los Angeles focusing on fashion design. Her drawings of clothing on models and beautiful fabrics and styles have endured to this day and are a wonder to behold! She took up oil painting and still enjoyed adult coloring books in recent years. She was a fun person, given to laughter at inappropriate times (in church!) and had a very quirky sense of humor. Though she was serious at times, the family spent many hours laughing at ironic or absurd things.
Dolores will be deeply missed by her family and others with whom she had regular contact. We are grateful for her faith and know that she is in the comforting arms of Jesus, in a perfect body, feeling great and probably surrounded by baby kitties! Until we meet again…
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Dry Creek Cemetery in Boise.
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