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Doris Ann Church

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Doris Ann Church, 82, died May 14, 2008, at Legacy Rehab and Nursing in West Jordan, Utah. She had resided in Utah for eight years.
Church was born Doris Ann Tucker March 2, 1926, in Cheyenne, Wyo., to Jesse E. Tucker and Lorene E. Merklin. She attended school in Cheyenne. Doris married Talmage James Church Sept. 13, 1945, in Cheyenne. She worked in food services at Carey Junior High School and the Memorial Hospital.
Following the death of her husband in 1977, Doris moved to Alamogordo. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church for many years. She was an R.S.V.P. member from 1981 to 2000 and served for more than 24 years as a volunteer for numerous organizations in Alamogordo, including the Betty Dare Care Center Sunshine Auxiliary, Casa Arena, City Hall and the Alamo Senior Center. Church moved to Utah in 2000 to be near her family.
Church was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a brother, Wilfred J. Tucker; and two sisters, Donna Jane Tucker and Carol O'Grady.
She is survived by her sons Daniel J. Church (Diana), of South Jordan, Utah; Jesse Dennis Church (Nancy), of Newark, Calif.; a daughter, Andrea Sue Newberry (Jack), of Farmington; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; brothers Von Dell Tucker (Maxine), of Surprise, Ariz., Larry Tucker (Karen), of Hailey, Idaho, and John Tucker (Becky), of Meridian, Idaho; a sister, Gloria Tafoya, of Cheyenne; a niece, Bonnie Jean Kaanaana, of Honolulu, Hawaii; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 19, at the Schrader Funeral Home in Cheyenne.
Interment will follow at Beth El Cemetery, Cheyenne.
Friends and family may contribute to the Alzheimer's Association or the First Baptist Church of Alamogordo.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from May 17 to May 31, 2008
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