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Obituary for Doris Ring

Ponca City Now - April 18, 2017 10:26 am

Doris Ring

(August 18, 1918 – April 16, 2017)

Doris passed away peacefully on Easter morning, April 16th, 2017. She was 98 years old. Doris was born to David and Ethel Simpson in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on August 18th, 1918. She graduated from High School at Randolph, Nebraska in 1936. She attended Nebraska State Teachers College at Kearney, Nebraska. Following graduation she taught school in rural Nebraska school for two years.

With the advent of war looming, she decided to move to Los Angeles, California. She was employed at the Federal Reserve Bank and volunteered as a hostess at the USO in Hollywood during the war. She returned to Nebraska after the war and lived at Wakefield until 1969 when she moved to Ponca City. During her years here, she served on the Marland Mansion Commission, Cultural Affairs Commission, and the Park and Recreation Commissions. She also served on the Postal Advisory board and was on the committee that chose murals that decorate the interior of the Post Office.

Doris was a long time member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Eastern Star, Business and professional Women, and the Presbyterian Church.

Doris started working at the Ponca City News at the age of 62. She worked for the news for 26 years, retiring when she was 88 years old. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, traveling, and visiting with family and friends. She owned several Mustang several Mustang convertibles and people knew her around town as “the lady that drove the red Mustang”.

She is survived by her boys, Dave and Richard, six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

At her request there will be no services. Her family requests that any memorials be made to Hospice of North Central Oklahoma.

Source: Trout Funeral Home