Edward D. Dorr

January 2, 1937September 20, 2020
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Long-time Mountlake Terrace resident, Edward Dorr, passed away on Sunday the 20th of September 2020, after suffering for several years with back problems and other medical issues.

Ed was born the 2nd of January 1937 to Joseph and Marcia Dorr, but was raised by his uncle and aunt, Abraham and Naomi Parrish, following his mother's death due to childbirth. He grew up in the Greenwood area of Seattle.

After high school Ed joined the Navy. He married his first wife, Sharon McPherson, in 1962, and they settled in Mountlake Terrace. They had three kids. Sharon passed away in 1997.

Ed married his second wife, Carol (McPherson) Stahl, in 2003. Carol passed away earlier this year.

Ed is survived by his son, Jeff Dorr, of Mountlake Terrace; daughter JoDee Asbury, and her husband, Todd, of Monroe; daughter, Julene Skittrall of Lake Stevens; stepson, Jim Stahl, of Tulalip; granddaughter, Kaylene Asbury, and her husband, Mike Horner, of Monroe; grandson, Keagan Asbury of Monroe; grandson, Kaleb Asbury, of Monroe; grandson, Collin Skittrall, of Lake Stevens; granddaughter, Celina Skittrall, of Everett; grandson, Noah Skittrall, serving in the Marines at an undisclosed location; great grandsons, Aiden Asbury-Deatherage, Gerald Horner and Joshua Horner, of Monroe. Also surviving Ed are his brother-in-law, Steve McPherson, and his wife, Katie, of Sequim, Washington; sister-in-law, Donna Storwick, and her husband, Stan, of Osooyoos, British Columbia; several nieces and nephews living in Western Washington. He was preceded in death by all of his siblings.

A gathering will be held in Ed's memory on Tuesday, the 13th of October at 1:30 pm at Acacia Memorial Park. It will include a graveside service. Please dress with the weather in mind.


  • Chapel Service

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

  • Graveside Inurnment

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020


Edward D. Dorr

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Julie Kelly

October 15, 2020

I worked with Ed for many years at WNG and PSE. He was always willing to pass on his knowledge and teach us "kids" how to do our jobs. He was kind and thoughtful, had a wonderful laugh / smile and always seemed to be on the bright side. He is a very important part of our WNG family and is dearly loved and appreciated. Thank you Ed - you truly made a difference in our world !!

Rebecca Nicholas

October 12, 2020

I worked with Ed at Washington Natural Gas in the Public Improvement Department. Ed was always one of the nicest calmest person, even when the rest of us were cranky. Always a smile and kind word. It was a pleasure to work with him and call him a friend.

Jerry Engel

October 6, 2020

I’m so sorry for your lost and that I will miss Ed’s service!
Ed was a true gentleman, always caring for his family, friends, and co-workers. It was an honor to work with Ed, starting back in the 70’s at Washington Natural Gas and throughout the years until he retired. A few things I will say about Ed, as a gas fitter, he was known as one of the best for finding leaks on the old cast iron pipe system. He was a very steady worker, making sure every step counted in what he was doing! Once he became a PI Inspector in north Seattle, he started his own record keeping, which in many situations, was better than what the utility had. He would always meet others on site to show them what he knew to make their job easier. Even when I left the utility to work for a contractor, Ed would still meet with me on job sites, with his smile and willingness to assist!
I can still see him smiling, hearing his special laugh, and appreciated how he always looked at the bright side of things! Another great person moving on!
Best wishes,

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