Dolores Mercedes Kettlewell Traver, 87, died in Brookings on April 22, 2008. She was born Feb. 21, 1921, in Red Lake Falls, Minn.

She moved to Del Norte County from Corning and later moved to Brookings.

Dolores was a member of the Catholic Church of Corning, VFW Ladies Auxiliary and Women's Club, and was involved for 30-plus years with Girl Scouting. Baking Christmas cookies was her favorite thing to do. Dolores loved being outdoors, camping and animals. She loved to play Scrabble. She was a master of words and also enjoyed bowling.

She is survived by her son, David Kettlewell and daughter Patricia Wells; grandchildren David J. Kettlewell, Diedre N. Clubb, Sharon L. Reeder, Trisha O'Haire and Traci Rosado.

Private services are pending.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.