Doris J Craig, 91, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died October 15, 2012 at Hilltop Estates, Gothenburg.
She was born June 19th, 1921 in Custer County, Nebraska, daughter of Martin and Amanda (Maline) Larson.
Doris graduated from Gothenburg High in 1937. She worked for Clyde Loutsenheiser and Tri County as a secretary. On March 16th, 1947, Doris married Ralph Craig. They lived in Ord, where Doris worked in Valley County Court House. While living there, a son William M Craig was born, he passed away two days later and was buried in the Ord Cemetery. They bought a Gamble Store in Crawford, Nebraska and were there for five years. Ralph worked for the Game and Parks so they moved to Chappell and later to Ogallala. They later purchased a farm near Maxwell and moved there.
Doris was active in the Brady Methodist Church. She belonged to the Hill and Valley Extension Club and Westerners in North Platte. She was a member of Chapter EB PEO, where she served in various offices including president. She also was active in the Scandinavian Heritage group in Gothenburg.
Surviving are brother, Mike (Marian) Larson of Gothenburg, along with many nieces and nephews.
Doris was preceded in death by husband, Ralph L. Craig, her parents, her infant son William, two sisters and their husbands - Yvonnne (Don) McClellen and Marilyn (Burton) Ristine.
Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Thursday, October 18th, 2012 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Services will be held at First United Methodist Church, October 19th, (today) 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Janie Freeman and Rev. Scott McClellen officiating. Interment will follow in the Gothenburg Cemetery, Gothenburg, Nebraska.
Memorials may be given to The Gideons International, PO Box 133, Gothenburg, NE 69138 or the Brady United Methodist Church, PO Box 96, Brady, NE 69123.
To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.