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Information for Delia Lois Rush Doser

25 August, 1912 - 6 January, 1991

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

9 January, 1991

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Delia Doser

    Delia Lois Rush Doser, 78, of Melba, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 1991, at her home.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Melba Baptist Church.  The Rev. Russell Steiner of the church will officiate, assisted by Dr. Fred Knight of Nampa.  Burial will be in the Melba Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Delia was born Aug. 25, 1912, at Mount Ayr, Iowa, a daughter of Peter and Ollie Rush.  She was reared and educated in Iowa.  She enjoyed singing as a young girl.  In high school, she sang in a trio and did solos, and won first place in state competition.  She continued singing throughout her life in special arrangements, solos and (piece of obit missing)
    She married William Ray Doser June 20, 1931, in Iowa.  A son, Marvin Ralph, was born to this union in 1934, and in 1935 they moved west to Idaho.  They had made their home in the Melba Valley, with the exception of two years when they lived in Grand View.  Three more sons were born into this family.  They were farmers until they began working in the Melba school in 1963, where Delia was a cook in the cafeteria.
    Delia became a member of the Baptist Church in adolescence, and had served in the Melba Baptist Church since uniting with that fellowship in 1940.
    Delia enjoyed serving Jesus, and many people were touched by her life.  She enjoyed flowers, handwork and singing.
    Survivors include her husband, William Ray Doser of Melba; four sons and their wives, Marvin Ralph and Betty of Melba, Billy Ronald and Frances of Aloha, Ore., Elden Ray and Shirley of Baker City, Ore., and Timothy Lee and Marsha of Caldwell; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a half sister, Sylvia Lay of Carroll, Iowa; four sisters, Hattie Jackson of Stnton, Iowa, Avis Hetzel of Mounty Ayr, Iowa, Louise Peckham of Nampa and Nell Harrison of Cheverly, Md.; and a host of relatives and friends.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Orville in infancy, and Arthur while serving in World War II; a half sister, Fairy Belle Lawrence; and a grandson, Ronald Scott Doser.




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