HUMBLE, Texas -- Doris Marie Ham, 83, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2002) at Rosemont Assisted Living in Humble, Texas.
She was born Aug. 31, 1919, in Dundy County to Ray O. and Nellie (Foster) Ham. She graduated from the 8th grade in District 28 and attended Benkelman High School where she was a member of the graduating class of 1937. After high school, she taught for three years in country schools in Dundy County. She attended Colorado State College of Education (now UNC) in Greeley, and graduated with an A.B. Degree in 1945 and also received a Life Certificate from the State of Colorado.
During her life, she taught in Nebraska, Colorado, Idaho, Washington, Texas and Alaska, where she taught in Juneau and Anchorage. She took early retirement in 1976 and moved to Deming, N. M. After her health began to fail, she moved to Humble to be near her brother.
She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents; sister Hazel; and brothers, Leon, Marvin, and Wayne.
Survivors include her sisters, Marjorie Ham, Melba Fries and husband, Guy all of Benkelman; brother, Ray Ham and wife Patricia of Humble; and 19 nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be Saturday, 10 a.m., at the United Methodist Church in Benkelman with the Rev. Norman Prather officiating. A private inurnment will be held at a later time. There will be no visitation.
Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman is in charge of arrangements.