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Doris Alderfer

DORIS ALDERFER Doris (Long) Alderfer 74, of Souderton; formerly of Salford, died Monday, November 25, 2013 at Souderton Mennonite Homes. She was the loving wife of Ralph C. Alderfer for 51 years. Doris was born in Sellersville, to the late Russell B. and Verna (Landis) Long. She attended Christopher Dock High School. During the 1990's, Doris was employed as a Nurses Aid for North Wales Podiatry, until retiring in 2000 due to failing health. She was an Acrylic Landscape Artist. Doris enjoyed cooking and baking. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Doris was a member of Ambler Mennonite Church where she served as an Elementary Sunday school teacher for many years. She is survived by her two sons, Daniel Alderfer and wife, Alicia of Schwenksville and Mark Alderfer and wife, Denise of Souderton; her three daughters, Cindy Derstine and husband, Ray of Harleysville, Rhonda Alderfer and companion, Joseph Tedesco of Skippack and Denise Koch and husband, Tom of Harleysville; her 14 grandchildren, Jackie, Krissie, Sara, Bailey, Lindsey, Jesse, Hannah, Jordan, Cassie, Alexis, Corrine, Evan, Trent, Ella; and her step-mother-in-law, Irene Alderfer of Souderton. In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her brother, Russell Long. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, at 2PM at Souderton Mennonite Summit View Auditorium, 207 W. Summit St., Souderton, Pennsylvania 18964. Burial will take place at Towamencin Mennonite Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: Living Branches Foundation, Souderton Mennonite Agape Fund, 275 Dock Drive, Lansdale, PA 19446. Arrangements by: Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 East Broad Street, Souderton. To send online condolences to the family, visit www.andersfh.com
Published in The Reporter on Nov. 27, 2013
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