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Information for Doris M. Perry Black
17 September, 1906
12 February, 1992
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
February, 1992
Doris is buried in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Doris Black

     Our devoted mother, Doris M. Black, 85, of Caldwell, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 1992, at her home.  Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 1992, at the United Methodist Church Caldwell.  Reverend Ray Thompson will officiate.
     Mrs. Black was born September 17, 1906, at Overton, Nebraska.  She was raised and attended school in Trumbull, Nebraska.  She and Kenneth Black were married in 1926 in Hastings, Nebraska.  In 1935 they moved to Caldwell.
     Doris joined the Caldwell First Methodist Church in 1937, and was very active in the church, working with children and youth groups and serving on many of the church boards and agencies.  She was prominent in the Methodist Women's organization, holding several offices including two times as president from 1947-1951 and 1974-1976.  She was instrumental in organizing the Caldwell Interdenominational Study Group in January of 1952.  In 1958 she helped organize and was elected the first president of Caldwell's United Church Women (now Church Women United).  She also served as the Idaho state president and on the National Board of Church Women United.  In 1968 she was honored with Special Mission Recognition for her interest and service in missions.  This group offered studies of mission work throughout the world.  In 1986, Doris was honored as a Valiant Woman by the National CWU.  She was also a member and Post Noble Grand of the Gem of the Mountains Rebekah Lodge #3.
     She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; two sons, Ross, Gary and wife Peggy, and a daughter, Donna Lee, all of Caldwell; daughter, Barbara Johnson and husband Vernon from Superior, Nebraska; a daughter, JoAnn Sloan, and husband Leland, of East Lakewood, California; a sister, Martha Jane Dudden, and husband, Garrett, of Sun City, Arizona; and a brother, Doyle Perry of Sunnyvale, California.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and a sister.