Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Lois 'Doreen' Pound Grilley, 86

| January 10, 2021 12:00 AM

Doreen was born March 27, 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, Washington, on Aug. 31, 1952. They moved to Alaska in the fall of 1952, there their 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 bookkeeper, 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 there 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; and brothers-in-law Roger (Linda) Grilley and Ward Grilley.