Doris J. Craig, 91 - October 15, 2012Doris J. Craig, 91, of Gothenburg passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
Services will be conducted at the First United Methodist Church on Friday, Oct. 19, at 10:30 a.m. with the Revs. Janie Freeman and Scott McClellen officiating. Interment will be at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
A visitation will take place at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Craig was born June 19, 1921, in Custer County, the daughter of Martin and Amanda (Maline) Larson. She graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1937.
She was employed with Clyde Loutsenheiser and Tri-County as a secretary.
On March 16, 1947, she was united in marriage to Ralph Craig.
Craig and her husband resided at Ord where she worked at the Valley County Court House. While living there, a son, William M. Craig, was born, and passed away two days later, buried at the Ord Cemetery.
She and her husband purchased the Gamble Store in Crawford and were there for five years. Her husband worked for the Game and Parks Commission, so they moved to Chappell and later to Ogallala. They then purchased a farm near Maxwell.
Craig was active with the Brady Methodist Church and belonged to the Hill and Valley Extension Club and Westerners of North Platte. She was a member of Chapter EB PEO, where she served in various offices including president. She was also active with the Scandinavian Heritage group in Gothenburg.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Ralph L. Craig; parents, Martin and Amanda; her infant son, William; two sisters and their husbands—Yvonnne (Don) McClellen and Marilyn (Burton) Ristine.
Survivors include: her brother, Mike (Marian) Larson of Gothenburg; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 133, Gothenburg, NE 69138 and the Brady United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 96, Brady, NE 69123.
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