Information for Delia Lois Rush
1912 - 6 January, 1991
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Rush Doser, 78, of Melba, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 1991, at her
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,
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
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
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
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