Dolores was welcomed in to the world on May 10, 1934, in Seattle by the late William and Martha (Weaver) Wheatman. As a very young child she made front page news in the Times when she was bravely rescued from a burning house fire by an unidentified man. She always believed there were angels around to protect her.
She was a member of the Bothell High School class of 1952, and married her high school sweetheart Marvin l. Eschbach on September 8, 1951.
After transfers from her husbands job with the Washington State Patrol had them crisscrossing the state, they finally settled in South Bend in 1964, where she put down roots to raise her family. Being a homemaker for many years, she was ultimately hired by South Bend High School to work as a kitchen cook and server. After another transfer took them to Renton in 1976, she continued her kitchen expertise for the Renton and Kent school districts. Sears in Renton also employed her in the same capacity.
Dolores was an avid reader and enjoyed celebrity biographies, watching John Wayne movies, QVC, Carol Burnett reruns, and most recently, The Long Island Medium. She also enjoyed playing pinochle, bingo, and slots with family and friends.
Dolores was preceded in death by her parents, infant twin brothers, and her younger brother, James Wheatman.
Surviving at the family home is Marv, her husband of 61 wonderful years. She is also survived by their daughters, Yvonne (Jerry) Kauzlarich of South Bend, Teresa (Dan) Cearns of South Bend, and a son, Eric (Kelly) Eschbach of Kent, and her brother, Bill (Joann) Wheatman of Renton; as well as 10 grandchildren, nine
great grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held March 26, at 1 p.m. at Flintofts Funeral Home in Issaqua. Franklin Eschbach, brother-in-law and classmate of Dolores will be presiding over her service. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Friends are invited to view photos, get directions and share memories in the family’s online guest book at WWW.FLINTOFTS.COM.
Arrangements are entrusted to Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory, 425-392-6444.