|Birth: ||Jan. 25, 1924|
|Death: ||Jul. 4, 2010|
Doris, 86, of Ovid, MI passed away peacefully at home, Sunday, after a long journey through Alzheimer's. Doris was a vibrant resident of Ovid for nearly 65 years and an active member of the community, serving her church (United Methodist), service organizations (Acme Society) and the village library for many years.
She will be greatly missed by her devoted husband Harvey, her three children and their spouses, Ronald Darling (Terry), Pamela Tyner (Joseph) and Rosemary Baese (Kirk), her grandchildren, Ryan Baese, Nicholas Darling, Breanna Colville, and Kathryn Tyner, as well as her great-grandchildren, Jack Baese and Lucy Darling. Also survived by her two brothers, James Pickering (Irma) of Grand Blanc, MI and John Pickering (Harriet) of Mobile, AL.
Doris was born to English immigrants, John and Kate Pickering in Flint, MI where her father worked for General Motors in freight logistics. She worked at General Motors Institute as a secretary and lived with her parents through WWII. There, she kept up a lively and faithful correspondence with Harvey during his military service in the Pacific. She moved to Ovid when they married in 1947 and Harvey returned to the family business, Darling's Hardware. They shared their home on Main Street throughout their 63 year marriage.
Her family remembers her terrific sense of humor, her sense of adventure, and her great love of art, literature, children, and the beauty of the natural world.
Created by: Theron & Helen Smith
Record added: Jul 05, 2010
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