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Doris Elizabeth Rock Feerer


1930 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Doris Elizabeth Rock Feerer Obituary
Doris Elizabeth Rock Feerer, age 81, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2011, at Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas, NM.
Doris was born November 11, 1930, in Tucumcari, NM, to Roderick and Cleo Rock of Nara Visa, NM. After graduation from Nara Visa High School, she worked at Lawson Abstract Company in Tucumcari, NM.  In 1949, she married William (Bill) Long. They moved to Texline, TX, where she lived for the next 25 years. They had four sons, John, Robert, Rex and Ray. In 1967, she  married Clyde (Butch) Feerer and gained three stepsons, Dennis, Wendell and Steven.
Doris did accounting for many businesses in Texline and the Clayton, NM, area and purchased the N.O. Brane Company Tax Service in Clayton. IN, the mid 1970s. She and Butch moved to Clayton for a short time, then to the family ranch west of Nara Visa, NM, living there until Butch's death in 1985. She relocated back to Clayton and continued operating the tax business until 2004. Following an injury and declining health, she moved into Senior Living Systems Assisted Living Center in Los Lunas in 2005 and remained there until her death. Doris was involved in many civic organizations including the Clayton Rotary Club, Union County Hospital Auxiliary and was very involved in the restructuring of the Elklund Hotel and Restaurant in Clayton, NM. She was an avid reader and loved to play bridge with her many friends.
Surviving Doris Feerer are her sons, John Long and Sandy of Canadian, TX, Robert Long and Judy of Nara Visa, NM, Rex Long of Cypress,  TX, and Ray Long and Bobbie of Clayton, NM; stepsons, Dennis Feerer and Clara of Los Lunas, NM, and Steven Feerer of Albuquerque, NM; one brother, Roderick Rock Jr. and wife, Janice of Logan, NM; one sister, Renee Rinestine and James of Nara Visa, NM; grandchildren, Shawnda Molinar, Christina Long, Monte Long, Ross Long, Billy Long, Brianna Long, Mark Long and Carly Long; 11 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roderick and Cleo Rock; her husband, Butch Feerer and stepson, Wendell Feerer.
Rosary will be recited on Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM Nara Visa Time (6:00 PM Mt Time) in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nara Visa, NM.  Mass of the Resurrection will be offered on Wednesday morning, December 14, 2011, at 11:00 AM Nara Visa Time (10:00 AM Mt Time) in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Fr Hyginus Anuta as celebrant.  Pallbearers will be John Long, Robert Long, Rex Long, Ray Long, Dennis Feerer, Steven Feerer,Monte Long and Ross Long. Interment will take place in the family plot of the Nara Visa Cemetery.  The family suggests for those who wish, donations may be made to the Nara Visa Community Center in loving memory of Doris Feerer.
Services have been entrusted to the Dunn Funeral Home, Tucumcari, NM, 575 461-3815.
Published in the Quay County Sun on Dec. 14, 2011
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