Doris E. Metcalf, 96, of Colonial Courtyard, Bedford, Pa., born July 13, 1920, in Milwaukee, Wis., passed away on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.
Doris was the eldest of four daughters born to Harry Elliott and Mabel, nee Snider, Elliott. She graduated from Granite City Senior High School in Granite City Ill.
After graduation, she worked at the Granite City Engineer Depot. Her civil service career was interrupted by marriage, starting of a family and travel to various U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Air Force bases during and after World War II in the United States and Japan, with husband and family. She returned to work in Washington, DC as personnel specialist in the Office of the Surgeon General of the U.S. Army. She retired from civil service in 1985 after her last assignment as the Chief of the Officer Promotions Branch of the Surgeon General's office.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Taylor "Tate" Butler of Granite City, Ill., who died in 2003.. Doris and Tate traveled extensively in the United States and Canada. Her first marriage ended in divorce.
She was also preceded by sisters Dorothy Elliott, June Henderson and Vey Bagi.
Surviving are her three children, Malcolm Byron (Linda) Metcalf Sr. of Clarkston, Mich., Sharon (Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Joseph) Vilga of Orange, Va., and Terry Metcalf of Collinsville, Ill.; four grandchildren, Byron Metcalf Jr. of Waterford, Mich., Catherine (Retired U.S. Army Col. T. Scott) Lloyd of Breezewood, Pa., Joe (Debbie) Vilga II of Orange, Va., and Ryan Metcalf of Collinsville, Ill.; two nieces, Karen Bethel of Prescott, Ariz., and Cheryl Acker of Belleville, Ill.
Doris had a long life, well-lived in the service of her family, her friends, her community and her country. Online condolences may be expressed at www.akersfuneralhome.com.
Funeral: Funeral arrangements will be coordinated by Akers Funeral Home, Inc., 299 Raystown Road, Everett, Pa., and internment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Fredericksburg, Va.
AKERS FUNERAL HOME, Everett, Pa.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Nov. 12, 2016