She died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee after a year-long battle with cancer.
Doris was born Oct. 4, 1937 in Alta, the daughter of Ruben and Edna (Osbeck) Nydene. She was raised on a farm north of Alta, and was educated at Fairview School, graduating with the class of 1955. She attended Buena Vista College, getting her teaching degree in 1957. She taught in the Newell, Iowa school system for a half-year, before moving to Aurelia where she taught Kindergarten for a total of 26 years.
On Aug. 2, 1959 Doris married John C. Lockin at the Evangelical Free Church north of Alta. Her life was built out of the love of her children and grandchildren, her everlasting love for her Lord and Savior, and the joy and love for the hundreds of students whose lives she touched during her teaching career. She was a member of the Aurelia United Methodist Church, The Aurelia Women's Club, Retired Teachers, and Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing golf, cards, and caring for her flower gardens, as well as watching her children and grandchildren compete in their numerous sporting events.
Preceding her in death were her parents, one son, Gary J. Lockin, and a grandson, Joseph Lockin.
Survivors include her husband John of Aurelia, three sons, Douglas and his wife Rhonda Lockin and their children; Charles, Meredith, Hannah, and Gabriel of Clive, son Alan and his wife Lorrie Lockin and their children; Benjamin, Elizabeth, and Nicholas of Des Moines, son Brian and his wife Keisha Lockin and their children; Erica, Erin, and Shea Marie of Aurelia, and one daughter, LeAnn and her husband David Patton and their children; Lexie and Annika of Aurelia. Also surviving are one brother, Dale and his wife Luella Nydene of Alta, and their children; Lori and her husband Chris Marshall of Peyton, Colo., and Corey and his wife Kelley Nydene of Des Moines, and other relatives and friends.