Doris Elaine JORGENSEN (1937 - 2018)

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JORGENSEN, Doris Elaine

Doris Elaine Jorgensen was born on July 27, 1937 to Harold and Dorothy Johnson in Ogden, Utah. She died peacefully on June 11, 2018. She was the second of fifteen children. She graduated from Weber High School and then got a bachelors degree from Brigham Young University in Business. While in college, she met her husband. E. Clay Jorgensen, whom she married soon after his return from an LDS full-time Spanish speaking mission in Texas. While waiting for Clay to finish his mission, she taught elementary school. Following her marriage in the Salt Lake Temple, she chose to remain at home and raise a family while her husband finished his masters and doctorate degree; at which time they settled down in the small college town of Cheney where they remained to raise their five children. Doris was active in the LDS church her entire life. She served as a Relief Society President, a Young Women's President on the Stake Relief Society Board, and also as a primary worker and Sunday school teacher. She was also a skilled bowler, and bowled in a league at the Cheney Bowling Alley/Cheney Lanes for over forty-five years until an accident left her with a broken neck. She proved to be an excellent cook in her kitchen or over a camp fire as she and her family spent a couple of weeks camping each summer. She loved to travel, especially with family. One of her cherished journeys was to the Holy Land with her oldest daughter prior to her death. During her lifetime, she was able to see Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, The Holy Land, and the Eastern United States. When the last of her children were in high school, she again put her business degree to work managing her husband's office at his insistence. She agreed on the condition that is any of her family needed attention, be it parents, children or grandchildren, she would head out at a moment's notice. Her family was of primary importance to her. Her skills made Clay's private practice profitable and she remained at her post until the last few years of his life. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers (Stanley and Johnny), one sister (Gloria) as well as her oldest daughter Rhonda, her husband Clay and her oldest grandson Layne Jorgensen Jr. She is survived by her siblings: Ray (Helen) Johnson, Janice Swenson, Ada Johnson, Thelma (Bill) Kingsbury, (Karen) Johnson, Jim (Ymanna) Johnson, Linda (Kent) Tingy, David (Barbara) Johnson, Diane Schow, Dennis (Tancy) Johnson, Joyce (Kerry) Bullard, Judith (Sydney) Hafen; and by her children and grandchildren: Elmer (Sarah), Arilyn, Rhiannon, Bjorn, Soren, Loren and Thor Jorgensen, Layne (Leanne), Bryan, Steven, (Toni); great-grandchildren: (Kalena, Jase, Charlie and Ellie), Corynn, Jared, Andrew and Mia Jorgensen, Julia (Jay) Rogers, Lainey and Jaxon, Sheila (Leland) Graham, Aiden, Connor and Benjamin. She now waits for the ultimate family reunion which is yet to come. She is loved and will be missed. A funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cheney, WA on Saturday, June 16th at 3:00 p.m.
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Published in Spokesman-Review from June 13 to June 14, 2018