Doris Ellen Hand
passed away peacefully August 5th with her family at her side
after suffering several years with Alzheimer's.
The oldest of 13 children, Doris was born October 1,
1929, in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, to Ernie and Ellen (Bowcutt)
Hicks. She spent
her younger years living in Utah, California, Washington and the
Silverton Hills in Oregon where her father farmed, raising
chickens and strawberries.
She was married to William Wood Carlson in 1945 and had
two children, Cheryl Anne and Sandra Suzanne (Sue).
They later divorced and she married the love of her life,
Arthur Harold Hand, Jr. in Aiken, South Carolina, 1954.
Two children were born to Doris and Art: Dawn Denise and
Timothy Arthur. Art
was in the Army and they spent many years traveling throughout
the United States until his retirement in 1968, settling in
Salem, Oregon. In
her early years, Doris worked in restaurants in Utah and
Washington and was an exceptional cook and baker.
She enjoyed arts and crafts, crocheting, sewing, and
particularly enjoyed making quilts for family and friends.
While in Fairbanks, Alaska, Doris and Art were recognized
by the Ft. Wainwright Post Commander for their efforts in
organizing and operating a "Teen Club" for the teenage
youth on base.
Doris was preceded in
death by her parents, daughter, Dawn, husband, Art, and
brothers, Donald, Daniel, Delaine and Odell Hicks.
She is survived by
three children and their spouses: Cheryl (Craig) Rice, Sue
(Greg) Parkinson and Tim (Trish) Hand; six grandchildren: Darren
(Tess) Rice and Crissy (Damon) Teasdale of Turner, Oregon;
Leslie Reed, Travis Parkinson, Sarah Mattos, and Logan Hand,
Salem, Oregon; and eight great grandchildren; Hayden, Taylor and
Colton Rice, Jenna Wedel and Carson Teasdale of Turner, Oregon,
Ashlyn Ricketts, Cody Ricketts and Susie Reed of Salem;
brothers, Dewaine Hicks and Ray (Sharon) Hicks of Vale, Oregon;
sisters: Dorothy (Ken) Bomberger of LaGrande, Oregon, Diana
Tompkins and Rita (Ted) Laverack of Salem, Karen Gardner and
Corene (Rocky) Blythe of Aumsville and Nadina (Tom) Trotter of
Vale, Oregon; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be
Monday, August 9th from 9 - 1:00 PM
and Funeral Service will be at 2:00 pm both at Weddle
Funeral Chapel, Stayton, Oregon.
Burial will be private at Lone Oak Cemetery, Stayton, OR.
to Weddle Funeral Services