Doris Lockridge, 90, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2020 at the home of her daughter. Visitation will be held at Powell Funeral Home in North English from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 19, followed immediately with a memorial service. Burial will be in the North English Cemetery. Due to the Covid pandemic, masks and social distancing are required.
Doris was born on December 2, 1929 in Williamsburg, Iowa, to Charles and Mildred (White) Smith. She grew up on farms in the Webster area and graduated from Webster High School. Doris married Jack Lockridge in 1948. They lived all their married life in North English, raising their three daughters.
Doris best loved being with family and friends, especially during holidays when they were celebrating together. She liked to meet with friends for coffee or discover new lunch venues with the Red Hats. She and Jack enjoyed playing cards, traveling, and golf. She especially looked forward to times with her grandchildren.
During her life Doris was employed at the English Valley Creamery, the North English Public Library, English Valleys High School, and in semi-retirement she worked at Younkers in the Coral Ridge Mall where she indulged her love of shopping. Doris was a long-time Girl Scout leader, Sunday School teacher, and she participated in other church and community activities. She was a member of the North English United Methodist Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Jackie (Jim) Wallace of Mount Vernon, Sherry (Lynn) Moffit of North English, and Susan (Greg) Miller of Solon, seven grandchildren, Joel (Lori) Wallace of Maple Plain, MN, Jamie (Rik) Smith of Mount Vernon, Hunter (Elisha) Moffit of Lone Tree, Megan (Steve) Hester of North English, Melissa (Ben) Tvedte of Coralville, Nicholas Miller of Santa Monica, CA, and Casey Miller of Chicago, IL, and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jack, brothers Donald and Richard Smith, sisters Dorothy Buser and Betty Chitwood, and one great-grandson, Sanders Moffit.
Memorials in memory of Doris may be made to the English Valleys Citizens' Scholarship Foundation or Essence of Life Hospice.
The family is grateful to Valley View Assisted Living and the English Valley Nursing Care Center for above-and-beyond care of Mom during her life there. Thank you to Essence of Life Hospice for assisting us with Mom's end-of-life care.
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a wonderful lady and I enjoyed being with her at Sherry's.
she had 3 wonderful daughters who took care of her needs and kept her happy. May she rest in peace and now she can be with Jack.
Jackie, Sherry, and Susan my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Your mother will be remembered loving ,kind, and caring. She was very active in the community and church.
So sorry to hear of Doris’s passing! Great memories of her at the high school, making sure every students needs were met! She was an Amazing lady. She will be greatly missed. May she rest peacefully and be reunited with Jack. God bless!
Aunt Doris, you were so loved by all and such a giving person. You will be greatly missed. Love, Jill (Smith) Paukert
You are in our thoughts and prayers. May god bless. Arlyn & Louise
I will miss Aunt Doris. Very caring and kind lady. Always took time to listen to me no matter my age. Wonderful person, she made this world a better place to live.
I enjoyed the time I spent with Doris. We worked at school together and then we spent many nights playing cards at the center. She was a fun loving person and always had a smile. I know you girls will have so many memories of your parents which will mean so much as the years go by. My thoughts and prayers are being sent to all your familyl.
I sure loved visiting with Doris whether it be at family reunions or later in the nursing home. She loved to laugh and we had good times. She sure will be missed by many of us. Your family is in our prayers.
Oh my the memories of my childhood when mom and Doris had coffee and Mike and I played outside on your Dad’s mini bike😃 the card nights and you all babysitting us! And the paper routes with ice cream sandwiches and your mom always had extra treats at the house. You all were more like sisters to Mike and I and we loved it! All our sympathies to you all , thanks for always being there. I always looked forward to seeing your mom when I would visit dad in the care center and she always had a hug and smile for Mary and I of course she was always at the malt shop having coffee 😀 May God bless you all . Mark Claypool
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She was always one of my favorite “neighbors”. May God wrap His loving arms around you at this time, and may your memories bring you peace and joy.
So sorry to hear this news. Doris and Jack were an essential part of my growing up. They kept me on my toes. Loved them both. Hugs to the family. Donna Swink Hospodarsky
Always, always a smile and oh how she loved her family! She will be missed ❤️
Sorry to hear of Doris's passing. Many condolences to the whole family.
So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was such a nice person! Sending prayers to your families.
Karla (Lown) Starckovich
Sherry I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was always busy and always so gracious to people. She will be missed by many.
Cindy and Tom Anderson
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