Oct. 3, 1930 - May 31, 2006
KEARNEY?-- Doris E. Welch, 75, died Wednesday (May 31, 2006) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
She was born Oc. 3, 1930, in McCook, to George and Rose (Hill) Hein. She graduated from Culbertson High School in 1947, and attended the University of Nebraska for one year. She married Robert Kenneth Frick on Dec. 29, 1948, and helped with the family farm until his death on July 18, 1959.
Doris attended and graduated with honors from Kearney State College with a teaching degree in May 1962. She taught home economices for the 1963-64 school year in Trenton.
She married Roland "Stretch" Welch on Aug. 9, 1964, and moved to Kearney. She taught K-4 at the Stone School northeast of Kearney for nine years. She also worked for the law office of William Ross and then for the Kearney State Foundation from 1976 to 1989, when she retired.
She was a member of First Presbyteriean Church in Kearney. During her lifetime, she was involved in mandy activities and organizations including PEO Chapter AS, Farm Bureau, Faculty Wives, church circles and various church committees and groups, Prime of Life, Golden Girls, Knit and Chat, Eastern Star Bethel Chapter and Jubilee Center volunteer.
She was preceded in death by both husbands.
Survivors inclued three daughters, Sandy Irons and husband, Bob of Lincoln, Sue Helms and husband, Bruce of Holbrook, Ronda Dostal and husband, Dave of Omaha; three sons, Steve Frick and wife, Sally of Omaha, Ben Welch and wife, Pat of Kearney, and Chuck Welch and wife, Cathy of Hancock, N.H.; one sister, Ruth Piper of McCook; 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at the First Presbyterian Church in Kearney with the Rev. Raymond Stewart officiating. Private burial will be at a later date.
There will be no visitation.
A message of condolence, tribute or memory may be left at www.hlhmortuary.com.
Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church in Kearney or the R.B. Welch Family Memorial Fund at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary of Kearney is in charge of arrangements.