Sunday, February 14, 2021


My bestest friend passed away today.. she was only 67. My Iowa friend. We were friends for 42 years! She watched Brian after school when we 1st moved to Bend. She later moved back to Lacey, Wash and then followed her daughter and family to Iowa. 

I had SO may memories of her, her daughter... all the things and places we went. Vacations, shopping. Taking Brian to Chicago..I even flew back there and we drove home to Redmond, took us 9 days!!!

she came for my 70th birthday (hence the picture)

I really, really don't like the years passing like this and losing those you love and care about.  i feel so lost.

We were in contact by text every day.... sometimes many, many times during the day. She was an RN and our go-to person for all things medical.  Have NO idea what i will do now...

She was by far the kindest most caring person.  I feel so badly for her daughter and her children, Carol's four grandchildren.  She worried so that they would not remember her as they grew up. She was always there and so helpful for them and for all of us. 

She was born on the 4th of July and left us on Valentines Day. God Bless and keep you 

Carol Ann Dorsten Hulse 7-4-53 to 2-14-2021


  1. I am so sorry that you lost your friend, Loree.

  2. I am so very sorry for your loss. Sendibg hugs your way and lots of wonderful memories.

  3. A lot of tears in Iowa, none of us were ready for this journey of sadness. Hugging you long distance.

  4. So sorry for you loss of a long time and very close friend. Hang on to those wonderful memories.