Doris Irene Wilcox, 93, of Minden, Nebraska, died on Monday, August 26th, 2013, at Country House Residence in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Doris was born on October 2nd, 1919, in Norman, Nebraska, to James H. and Anna (Peterson) Jensen. She grew up in the Norman area and attended Ziba School.
On May 12th, 1940, she married Ray Wilcox at the United Brethren Church in Upland, Nebraska. Doris had worked at Margaret’s Café, By Way Inn Café, Farmer’s Union Grocery and at Berndt’s Pharmacy.
Doris was a member of the United Methodist Church in Minden since 1946. They were member of the Good Sam’s Camper and enjoyed spending their winter in Arizona for 27 years. They were members of the Snow Bird Club in Arizona. She was a member of the Jolly Workers extension club and was a volunteer with Special Olympics. Doris was an avid Husker Fan, a great farm wife, enjoyed camping and was a fabulous cook. She was the matriarch of the family and the children and grandchildren will always remember her flower and vegetable gardens and her zinnia’s, rhubarb pies and jams, pickled beets watermelon pickles canned peaches, fried chicken and skinny pancakes.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ray, sister Evelyn, brother, Donald and great-grandson, Justin Morrow.
Survivors include three daughters, Carol Morrow and husband, Gary of Cozad, Nebraska, Sharon Nelson and husband, Dan of Holdrege, Nebraska and Sue Mahar and husband, Bob of Eagle; Nebraska, son Larry Wilcox and wife, Karen of Minden; 10 grandchildren, Debbie Miller and husband, Scott, Mike Morrow and wife, Shelly, Brad Morrow and wife, Terri, Anngie Love and husband, Rick, Marcie Tobler and husband, Kent, Pam Barnes and husband, Greg, Doug Wilcox and wife, Chris, Matt Wilcox and wife, Jeannie, Mendy Clark and husband, Randy and Abbey Spaulding and husband, Kelly; 20 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be on Saturday, August 31st, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Minden with Rev. Donald Hunzeker and Lucky Schneberger officiating.
Burial will be prior to the memorial service at the Minden Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden on Friday from 3-5 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to the family to be determined at a later date.