Information for Willaim Ray Doser
September, 1906 - 7 March, 1996
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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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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