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Doris V. Briggs
Doris Virginia Briggs, 85, of Salinas, passed away peacefully Monday, December 3, 2012. She was born July 29, 1927, to John and Thelma Schmid in Johnstown, PA.
Doris studied nursing at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. She was an RN in New Orleans and moved to Berkeley to study engineering at UCB. When she was a nurse at Alta Bates Hospital, she met Richard Briggs. They married in 1950 and started their family in San Diego. With four children, the family resided in Salinas since 1961, where Doris resumed her career at the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, retiring after more than 25 years.
She is survived by two siblings, Ardelle Ulerich and John Schmid II; her children, Linda Crotty, Suzanne Wood, Karen Hall, and Richard Briggs, Jr.; 11 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Her loving, patient goodness will be sorely missed by family and friends, but she will always be remembered for her support and guidance in life's countless joys.
Visitation will be held Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 1 to 7 p.m., at Healey Mortuary, 405 N. Sanborn Road, Salinas, CA 93905.
An Internment at Garden of Memories will be held Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 2 p.m. and a Celebration of Life Service will follow at 3 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 404 Lincoln Ave., Salinas, CA 93901.
Donations may be made in remembrance to Madonna Manor, 1335 Byron Dr., Salinas, CA 93901.
Arrangements entrusted to Healey Mortuary & Crematory, www.healeymortuary.com
Published in The Salinas Californian on Dec. 7, 2012