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Deloris E. Dullum

December 27, 1929 — March 15, 2023



Deloris Ethel (Telehey) Dullum 93 of Bismarck ND passed away on March 15, 2023 at Missouri Slope Tailord Care. 

Cremation has taken place and at her request there will be no service. Private burial will be at a later date

Deloris was born December 27, 1929 in Max, ND to parents Paul and Anna (Dovich) Telehey. 

Deloris married Paul Dullum in 1947 and together welcomed five beautiful daughters.

She was a long time member of First Presbyterian Church in Bismarck.

Deloris was a proud pillar of strength independence and determination who broke down barriers. A unobtrusive woman of honor trust and integrity. She inspired others to succeed in their present and future. These attributes were passed down from her parents of immigrant descent and then carried it on to her daughters in hopes they would continue these principles to their children. She was a true feminist working multiple jobs to provide for her 5 daughters and self. She was a people person throughout her life from waitressing at GP Hotel, Coffee Cup, Municipal Country Club. Retail sales at JC Penny’s Montgomery Wards and lastly Walmart. It seemed no matter where she was shopping in Bismarck or traveling to visit family and friends you would hear “Hey Deloris” and she more than likely remembered their name’s. She loved chatting with people especially the little ones and babies. She also loved driving to visit family and friends far and wide.

Deloris is survived by 4 daughters Ann (Delmer) Corley MO, Barbara (Kenneth) Fried WA, Carmen WI, Darlene (Jerry) Baggett Bismarck. Her greatest pride and joys were her daughters and 11 grandchildren 22 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren. One remaining sibling a sister Marion Spalla of Minot and her many many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by daughter Paula, parents, three brothers Edward, Milfred and Larry two sisters Ramona (Ted) Keys and Mae (Jack) Draffehn. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to your local VFW.

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