VIRGINIA GARCIA MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER AND FOUNDATION
Respect for Life is the focus of the Storms Family Foundation.
Our funding is dedicated to programs within the state of Oregon and women's/children's issues in Ethiopia.
THIS FOUNDATION IS POSSIBLE THROUGH
THE GENEROSITY OF MARK & DORIS
MARK STORMS was in his family lumber business in Fort Madison, Iowa when he met Doris Jordan, an art teacher at the local high school. They married and in 1944 they moved with their two young daughters, Suzanne and Mary, to Eugene, Oregon. Throughout their years in Eugene, they further welcomed Rosemary, Kathryn, Mark Jr., Anna, Carol, and Gloria to the family.
Mr. Storms was involved in the lumber industry of Oregon, starting Monroe Lumber Company, owning timber land and further establishing mills in Toledo, Cheshire, Danebo and Riddle. In 1958, Mr. Storms sold his lumber interests and invested in oil and natural gas in Canada. He sold out all of his interests six months before his death on August 10, 1972.
DORIS STORMS was involved in her community and gave privately and generously to many organizations. After Mr. Storms died, Mrs. Storms became active in the pro-life movement with Oregon Right to Life and the National Right to Life Foundation. She believed strongly that all life had value and should not be devalued. She died on May 7, 2007, after living an active life that exemplified her beliefs.
The Storms Family Foundation would not be in existence without the hard work and generosity of Mark and Doris Storms. Family life was very important to them. Often they would say, “We welcomed each and every child.” Thus, their commitment to family and their respect for life will be continued through the Storms Family Foundation.
THE STORMS FAMILY FOUNDATION EMBODIES THE BELIEF THAT ALL LIFE