Doreen Elhard(1920-2012)

Doreen Elhard was born in Dickey, North Dakota and later moved to Jamestown. She married Al Elhard in 1938 and in June 1961 the family moved to California and settled outside of Woodbridge.
Doreen was an active member of the First United Methodist Church for over 45 years and did volunteer work at many of the local care homes in Lodi for over 25 years. Her home was the site of many functions and holiday gathering for family, friends and community organizations.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Al of 68 years and son Dallas.
She is survived by her brother; Dallas Dingle, her daughters, Susan Miller (Paul) of Florida; Sandy Haney (Tom) of Salinas, CA: Maureen Freeman of Lockeford and son; Tom Elhard (Regina) of Woodbridge; nine grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
She will be laid to rest with her husband at a private burial at the San Joaquin Valley Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at the family home Saturday, October 20th from 2:00pm-5:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.
Donahue Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from Sept. 27 to Oct. 4, 2012