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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