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Information for Willaim Ray Doser

10 September, 1906 - 7 March, 1996

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

8 March, 1996

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Ray Doser

    William Ray Doser, 89, of Melba, died Thursday, March 7, 1996, at a Nampa retirement center.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 9, 1996, at the Melba Baptist Church.  Rev Russell Steiner, pastor of the church will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Melba Cemetery.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Ray was born on September, 10, 1906, in Kellerton, Iowa, to William and Lura Mae Shaha Doser.  He was reared and educated in Iowa, graduating from Kellerton High School.  He married Delia Lois Rush on June 20, 1931, in Mt. Ayr, Iowa.  They lived and farmed in Iowa until 1935 when they moved to Idaho.  They made their home in the Melba Valley, with the exception of two years, when they lived in Grand View.  They farmed in Melba and also worked at the Melba School District where Ray was the bookkeeper and janitor and Delia worked as a cook in the cafeteria.
    Delia passed away on January 6, 1991.
    Ray was a member of the Melba Baptist Church and was a very active member of the Melba I.O.O.F. #150.
    He is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Betty Doser of Melba, Billy R. and Frances Doser of Aloha, OR, Elden and Shirley Doser of Baker City, OR, and Tim and Marty Doser of Caldwell; a sister, Faye Klink of Stevensville, MT; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
    Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by two grandsons, two brothers and a sister.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today until 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.
    Memorials may be made to the Melba Baptist Church, 319 Randolph Ave., Melba, Idaho 83641.




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