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Doris Anderson Meloy

Monday, November 12, 2007

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Doris Meloy
Doris Anderson Meloy of Larrabee died on Nov. 5 in Scottsdale, Ariz. She passed away in the manner in which she lived, with swift determination and grace. Doris was born Jan. 5, 1929 to Anna Persson Anderson and Ralph Elvin Anderson. She graduated as the salutatorian from Larrabee High School in 1947. She attended the University of Iowa, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She married Charles Furlong Meloy in Minneapolis on Sept. 24, 1949 and completed her education with a B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota in December 1950. She and Charles then returned to Larrabee, where Charles and Ralph began farming in partnership.

Doris was a vibrant, energetic woman who loved and inspired her family and her many friends. She was an active community member and volunteer throughout her life. She volunteered in the Larrabee and Cherokee Schools and enjoyed attending all her children's many activities. She was an avid and accomplished bridge player. She achieved Life Master Bridge status and also taught bridge in Adult Education classes for many years. In addition to bridge, Doris enjoyed entertaining, reading and walking and, in her later years, picked up golf.

Doris was a member of Immaculate Conception Church where she served on the Ladies Auxiliary and as a lector. She was a "pink lady" aide at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute. She was also an officer and member of many organizations, including The American Association of University Women, Tri-T, the Red Cross Auxiliary, the Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Cherokee Arts Council.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Charles. She is survived by her five children: Katherine Moyers (John) of Iowa City, Jane Wilkens (James) of Scottsdale, Daniel (Mary) of Larrabee, Nancy Qasim (Imad) of Wilmette, Illinois and Molly Meloy (Jeff Fitts) of New York City. She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Peter and Anna Moyers, Sarah and Patrick Wilkens, Michael Meloy, and Isa and Noor Qasim.

Funeral services were held this Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10:30 am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Cherokee. Donations can be made to the Cherokee Regional Medical Center Foundation, 300 Sioux Valley Drive, Cherokee, IA 51012.