Vail Daily column: Cordelia Doveri, 1934-2015
Cordelia Doveri was called home to eternal rest on Friday. She was surrounded by her family when she peacefully passed away at her daughter Annette Anderson’s home in Edwards.
Cordy was born Jan. 19, 1934, in Berkeley, California. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Doveri.
Her surviving children include Margret Emmerson, of Klamath Falls, Oregon; Raymond H. Doveri, of Cottage Grove, Oregon; Donald E. Doveri, of Klamath Falls; Anglelo A. Doveri, of Klamath Falls; Donna L. Doveri, of California; and Annette Anderson, of Edwards. Her grandchildren, Aubrey, Sheldon, Dustin, Lyndsey, Alyssa and Arika, and great-grandchildren, Colton and Victoria, were the light of her life. Cordy had two special angels that she loved for a lifetime and protected.
Cordy attended school and grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. She raised her children in Klamath Falls before spreading her wings and living in San Diego/Del Mar; Prescott, Arizona; Santa Rosa, California; Brighton; Conifer; Vail; Lincoln, California; and Edwards. Every new home brought her the excitement of remodeling and decorating.
Cordy loved adventure, traveling to many exotic places such as Africa, Eastern Europe, South America, Ireland and Scotland. She loved road trips with her grandkids, daughter and nieces. Shopping at Nordstrom, jeeping in Ouray, hiking in Snow Canyon, ziplining in Vail and river rafting the Payette and Colorado rivers were some of her favorite things.
She could be found at every festival in Vail. She never missed an Oktoberfest, loved the hard cider festival in Copper and thought the bacon festival in Keystone was heaven on earth.
Cordy’s wishes were to be cremated, and half of her ashes buried with her beloved husband George, with the other half to be scattered around the world. Formal graveside services will be held in Klamath Falls, Oregon.