Jan. 30, 1933 - May 23, 2009
Vonda Gayleen (Davis) Doak died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at Bryan LGH East in Lincoln. She was 76 years old
Vonda was born Jan. 30, 1933, in McDonald, Kan., to Sewell Willis and Mary Elllen (Buck) Davis. She attended school in McDonald and in 1951 attained her GED in McCook.
On Aug. 30, 1949, she was united in marriage to Wayne Claude Doak in McDonald. To this union six children were born, Stanley Wayne, Sandra Wynne, Steven Willis, Sidney Warren, Spencer Ward and Shonda Wyleen. They lived in several states including Texas, Mississippi, Kansas and the Dakotas where Wayne worked for a crew building elevators. Vonda made many friends in every state they lived. Eventually, they made their home in McCook in the 1960s where Vonda was a busy mother and homemaker.
Vonda loved to spend time with all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was proud of all their accomplishments. She also enjoyed writing poetry, china painting, ceramics and having a camera ready for taking pictures at all occasions.
Because of her health problems, Vonda moved to Lincoln where she was living at the time of her death.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Sewell and Mary Ellen Davis; her oldest son, Stanley who was killed in the Viet Nam War; infant sister, Minnie Julia; four brothers, Keith and Verle in infancy, Vance and Verlyn; and three great-grandchildren in infancy.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Wayne Doak of McCook; two daughters, Sandra and husband, Mike Budzinski of Lincoln and Shonda and husband, Stu Grant of Culver City, Calif.; three sons, Steven Doak and special friend, Linda George of Denver, Colo., Sidney Doak and wife, Sue of McCook and Spencer Doak and wife, Tammy of Lincoln; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Loris "Vernon" Davis and wife, Roberta of Kanapolis, Kan.; two sisters, Caroline Lawson of Bartley and Ruth and husband, Ernest Kidwell of Hastings; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives; and devoted friend, Linda Lemmert of McCook.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Visitation will be today until 5 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friends may sign her book at the funeral home or send words of condolences to www.carpenterbreland.com.
Funeral services will be Friday, May 29, 2009, 2:30 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Chapel with Don Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.