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Date: Tuesday, 4 September 2012, at 12:30 a.m.

Keith MacMullen James Doig
Born in San Francisco, CA on May 6, 1926
Departed on November 24, 2003, and resided in Kerrville, TX.

Service Date: No Services
Service Location: No Services

Keith MacMullen James Doig, retired Shell Oil executive and 25-year resident of Kerrville, died early Monday morning in the arms of his family after a long, slow battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 77.

He succeeded superbly at everything he did in life, including his 56-year marriage to Nancy Miller Doig, raising two sons and two daughters, working his way up from the oilfields of California to vice-president of one of the world’s largest corporations, and finally an early retirement packed with adventures and new challenges.

Keith was born on May 6, 1926, in San Francisco to John Eugene James and Grace Myers, who divorced soon after. He was adopted by Grace’s second husband, Donald Doig, and raised in Glendale, California. Growing up, as he constructed model airplanes, he knew early on that he would spend his life building things.

After graduating from Herbert Hoover High School in 1943, he entered the California Institute of Technology as a recruit in the U.S. Navy’s V-12 program, ultimately achieving the rank of ensign. He had wanted to be an aeronautical engineer, but, planning ahead as always, he decided that after the war ended there would be a surplus of aircraft designers looking for jobs. So he chose to become a mechanical engineer.

He graduated from Caltech in 1946, resigned his commission, and took an oilfield job in Ventura with Shell. A few months later, on April 18, 1947, he married Nancy Cutting Miller, who he had met at a dance and who, smitten, thought he bore a striking resemblance to heartthrob Frank Sinatra. (Must’ve been the Adam’s apple!)

Keith’s long career with Shell spiraled steadily upward, as the company early on recognized his organizational skills and management potential. Over the next 36 years, Shell promoted him into ever more responsible positions before he finally retired as vice-president of subsidiary Shell Development Company in Bellaire, Texas.

During this period, his family life spiraled upward, too. Sons Stephen and Richard and daughters Nora and Kacy were born and raised, growing accustomed along with Nancy to the frequent transfers that a career with Shell required. Over the years, the family lived in Ventura and Ojai, Ca.; The Hague in Holland during a 6 month training stint with Shell parent company Royal Dutch Petroleum, White Plains, N.Y.; New Orleans; Lafayette, La.; Houston; Westport, Conn; Houston again; two years in London; then back to Houston.

At every stop along the way, Keith’s skills as father and builder enriched the lives of his family, his friends and his neighbors. With the help of Nancy, he taught his children by word and deed the value of a good education, of hard work, of civic responsibility, of family love. He served at various times as Scout leader, church deacon, condo association president, volunteer firefighter, and fundraiser for good causes. He gave time and money generously to the Cowboy Artists Museum, The Nature Conservancy, Habitat for Humanity, Caltech, Schreiner College, Angel Flights and the Confederate Air Force, among other organizations.

As Shell promoted him into positions that demanded his managerial ability instead of his engineering skills, he put more and more of his free time into building things on his own. He built fine furniture, model airplanes and ships, and worked happily as his own carpenter at various of the homes the family moved into. He also served as unpaid designer and builder of various community structures, including shelter for a neighborhood pool in Houston, a high school stadium pressbox in Westport, and stables at the Tierra Linda Ranch in Kerrville.

In 1975, he and Nancy discovered Kerrville and bought a beautiful lot overlooking a lake at Tierra Linda. They began building their retirement dream house, to which he commuted from Houston on weekends until he left Shell in 1982. Retirement gave him time to accomplish other lifelong dreams. He earned his private pilot’s license, and owned planes which he flew as far as California and Florida. He and Nancy traveled on excursions to Norway, Wales, Alaska, Peru, New Zealand, Australia and even a cruise to Antarctica and another through the Panama Canal. When he gave up flying as he got older, he and Nancy toured the United States and Canada in a succession of travel trailers, accompanied at times by grandchildren who learned to love the West as they did.

But all good things come to an end. He began to realize he was having problems with his memory in 1996, and eventually was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was able to live at home in Kerrville under Nancy’s care until about two years ago, when he finally needed the fulltime help of a good nursing home. His last days were spent in Kerrville under hospice care at The Haven, a wonderful facility whose extraordinary staff of nurses and caregivers couldn’t possibly have been more gentle with him and solicitous to the family members who by then were staying there with him night and day.

In so many ways, Keith helped shape the lives of his wife, Nancy; son and daughter-in-law Stephen and Ellyn Doig of Phoenix, grandson Matthew Doig and wife Bohdana of Sarasota, Fl., granddaughter Annie Doig Tunheim and her husband Sam of Denver, and their infant son, Jackson Tate Tunheim, Keith’s first great-grandchild; son and daughter-in-law Richard and Terry Doig of Houston, Richard’s sons Nicholas and Patrick Doig and Terry’s son Wesley Miller; daughter Nora Paul of Minneapolis and her late husband Bobby and their sons Nathan and Spencer Paul; and daughter and son-in-law Kacy and Greg Gibson of Houston and their children Abigail and Kyle Gibson. Keith also is survived by his younger brother, Raymond Doig of Palm Springs, and a close nephew, Tom Miller of San Diego.

Following Keith’s expressed wishes, his family and friends will gather in the near future to celebrate his life with tears and laughter, good food and drink, and Dixieland jazz playing in the background.

Contributions in his name would be welcomed by the Alzheimer’s Association and Vista Care Hospice of Kerrville.

Arrangements are entrusted to GRIMES FUNERAL CHAPELS of Kerrville.

Lloyd Victor Dosdall
Born in Hancock, MN on January 22, 1929
Departed on March 26, 2004, and resided in Kerrville, TX

Service Date: March 31, 2004
Service Location: Grimes Funeral Chapels

On March 26, 2004, at the age of 75, Lloyd Victor Dosdall was gloriously received by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Lloyd was born on January 22, 1929, to George and Rose Dosdall, on a farm in Stevens County, Minnesota. He was born at home in a granary building that had been converted into a cottage for George and Rose. The family moved to a farm south of Hancock in the early 1930's, then later moved back to a farm across the street from the Henry Dosdall Sr. Farm in Pope County. Lloyd attended Cyrus High School where he played on the basketball team and briefly on the football team.

Lloyd entered the military service in January 1951. He was initially trained in heavy artillery and was in the 456th field artillery unit, but later transferred to medics. He attended medical school at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, where he met his first wife, Mary Lee Weise. After finishing school, his outfit was shipped overseas to Baumholder, Germany, where he went to NCO Academy and was promoted to Corporal. He remained with the same battalion as a medical aide until he was discharged December 25, 1952.

While in the service, his parents had sold the farm, so he returned to San Antonio, where he married Mary Lee on May 15, 1953, and became a permanent resident of Texas. The couple had two children, Rosemary and Gerald, and also acted as foster parents to twelve others, one of whom still maintains close contact with the family, Jeanette Weise. Mary Lee passed away on April 11, 1976. Lloyd later married his second wife, Nancy Ann May on August 6, 1977. Lloyd retired from the San Antonio City Public Service Board in February of 1991, after 33 years of service and moved to Kerrville.

Throughout his life, Lloyd was active in service for his Lord. He served at various times as deacon, trustee, and songleader at Glad Tidings and Faith Assembly of God churches. He also acted as songleader in several other churches he attended throughout the years.

Lloyd enjoyed deer hunting and making unusual lamps and canes. He had a great sense of humor and always had a funny story to tell. He was known among his friends for his unusual funny hat collection. He particularly enjoyed good natured teasing with waitresses and was a favorite at the restaurants he frequented. Lloyd was often found helping others; mowing lawns for widows seemed to be a particular ministry of his for most of his life. He was often heard to say that "Jesus went about doing good", and he felt he should follow this example. Psalms 118:8 was his favorite scripture and was the advise he offered to his children: "It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man." Lloyd was a man who lived what he spoke and truly wherever he went was left a better place for his having passed through it.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy and mother-in-law Talitha May; daughter, Rosemary Jones and husband Grant; son, Gerald Dosdall and wife LaDena; sisters, Grace Heinrich, Darlene Anderson and husband Don, Irene Bratland and husband Ardell, and Joyce Rankin and husband Stanley; grandchildren Aaron Hord, Bethany, Lindsey and Wesley Dosdall; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family members and many many friends.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at the Grimes Funeral Chapels in Kerrville, Texas, with Dr. Mel Hardin, officiating. Interment to follow at 3:00 p.m. at Cover Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.

Lynn Druehl
Born in Hawthorne, NV on February 10, 1947
Departed on January 19, 2004, and resided in Kerrville, TX

Service Date: No Services
Service Location: No Services

Mrs. Lynn Druehl, age 56 of Kerrville, passed away Monday, January 19, 2004 at her residence. She was born February 10, 1947 in Hawthorne, NV to John and Mary (Humphries) Blalock. On February 14, 1971, she married Bradley Druehl in Sparks, NV.

Lynn was a manager for a medical practice.

Survivors include husband, Brad Druehl of Kerrville; mother, Mary Blalock of Sparks, NV; daughter, Christina Juarez of Kerrville; son, Brett Druehl of Ft. Bragg, CA; and one granddaughter, Devon Lee of Mill Valley, CA.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to GRIMES FUNERAL CHAPELS of Kerrville.

Sarah W. Dufner
Born on June 21, 1916 in Sutton County, TX
Departed on February 23, 2007 and resided in Fredericksburg, TX

Service Date: March 1, 2007

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah W. Dufner, Age 90, of Fredericksburg, Texas, will be at 10:00 A. M., on Thursday, March 1, 2007, at Fredericksburg Church of Christ, 507 North Llano Street, with Mr. Tommy LeFan, officiating. Interment will follow at Turtle Creek Cemetery in Kerrville, Texas.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 P. M., on Wednesday, February 28, 2007, at Grimes Funeral Chapels in Kerrville, Texas.

Mrs. Dufner died on Friday, February 23, 2007, in a Fredericksburg nursing center. She was born on June 21, 1916, in Sutton County, Texas, to the late James Thomas (Dick) Burrus and Zelma Mary Brown Burrus.

Sarah was a member of the Fredericksburg Church of Christ and was a teacher of the World Bible School. She was also a member of the Teacher Retirement System, Texas State Teachers Association and the Kerr County Genealogy Society. She was a public school teacher for 17 years.

Survivors, two daughters, Betty Joan Travis and husband Jerry of Theodosia, Missouri and Margaret Caroline Norris and husband Tommy of Fredericksburg, Texas; three sons, Hillrey Dufner and wife Earlene of Elgin, Texas, Wayne Thomas Dufner and wife Barbara of Marble Falls, Texas and Charles Ray Dufner of Pleasanton, Texas; three sisters, Lucille Oxford of Priddy, Texas, Lucy May Burrus of Mt. Home, Texas and Mary Jo Beard of Tow, Texas; one brother, William Thomas Burrus of Mt. Home, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.

Memorial remembrances honoring Sarah W. Dufner may be made to Medina Children’s Home, 21300 State Highway 16 North, Medina, Texas 78055 or to the Cherokee Home for Children, PO Box 10, Cherokee, Texas 76832.

Irene Ditto Duke
Born in Ira, Texas on December 21, 1907
Departed on August 24, 2003 and resided in Kerrville, TX.

Service Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2003
Service Location: Grimes Funeral Chapels

Mrs. Irene Ditto Duke, age 95, passed from this life at her home on Sunday, August 24,2003. She was born on a farm near Ira, Texas on December 21, 1907, to Loretta Hooten and William Wesley Ditto. Mrs. Duke attended business college in Abilene and worked for the federal government in Washington, D.C. during World War II. Following the war, she was employed by the Dept. Of Agriculture in Abilene, Texas, and Brownsville, Texas, retiring after thirty years service.

Mrs. Duke was a member of the Church of Christ for over 80 years and taught 4th and 5th grade Bible classes for 30 years in Brownsville and Port Isabel, Texas. She was active in many benevolent and teaching projects of the Church of Christ and actively supported the restoration and preservation of the Church of Christ in Port Isabel, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Bryan Duke, in 1976 and is survived by her daughter, Beverly Ann Barke and her husband, Arthur of Kerrville; three grandchildren, Randy Dunn of Kerrville, Charles Dunn of Lubbock and Lloyd Dunn of El Paso; four great grandchildren, Mark and Christa Dunn of Brownsville and Kylie and Macie Dunn of El Paso; three great-great grandchildren, Nathan, Montana and Pierce Dunn.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, August 26, 2003, 5-8 p.m. at Grimes Funeral Chapels.

Services will be held Wednesday, August 27, 2003, 10:00 a.m. at Grimes Funeral Chapels with Mr. Greg Cummings officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Euel Baldridge, Jim Donaldson, Bobby Jeffcoat, Jimmy Thomas, Wallie Halcomb, Roland Kemp, Bob Ebeling, and Paul Phipps.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Goode, Elray Wilson, Louis Odle, Everett Rogers and James Houston.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Church of Christ Mission Fund.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of GRIMES FUNERAL CHAPELS of Kerrville.

Mimi Dyal
Born in Houston, TX on March 10, 1943
Departed on October 9, 2003, and resided in Kerrville, TX.

Service Date: October 11, 2003
Service Location: Grimes Funeral Chapels

Mrs. Mimi Dyal, age 60 of Kerrville, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2003 at a local nursing home. She was born Mariellen Evers on March 10, 1943 in Houston, TX to Eben Frances Evers and Mary Francis (James) Evers.

Mimi was a loving housewife and mother who was adored by her grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter, Traci Cole and husband, Chris of Austin; sons, Mike Dyal and wife, Lisa of Kerrville and Pat Dyal and wife, D’Ann of Fredericksburg; sisters, Sandy Pierce of Tulsa, OK and Jaime Drago of Kerrville; brother, John Evers of San Antonio; aunt, Elizabeth Hoke of Kerrville; and five grandchildren, Kendall Dyal, Cade Dyal, Cullen Cole, Connor Cole and Adrianna Crenwelge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Dyal.

Services will be held Saturday, October 11, 2003, 10:00 a.m. at Grimes Funeral Chapels, officiated by Pastor Bert Wimberley. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Volunteer Service Council of Kerrville State Hospital, 721 Thompson Drive, Kerrville, TX 78028.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of GRIMES FUNERAL CHAPELS of Kerrville.

Jay Edwards
Born in San Antonio, TX on September 6, 1941
Departed on January 27, 2004, and resided in Pipe Creek, TX

Service Date: January 30, 2004
Service Location: Grimes Funeral Chapels
Bandera, TX

Mr. Jay Edwards, age 62 of Pipe Creek, died Thursday, January 27, 2004 in San Antonio. He was born September 6, 1941 in San Antonio, to Jesse Berthal Edwards, III and Helen Callahan Edwards.

Jay taught school at Nordheim and Judson Schools, then decided to go into the family construction business. He was very interested in history, was the co-author of the Bandera County History Book, a very active member of Boerne Baptist Church, and was a member of a missions group that built many homes in Mexico. He as also a very gifted artist.

Survivors include his parents, J.B. and Helen Edwards of Pipe Creek; two sons, Davis Edwards and wife, Jennifer of Kyle, TX and Jess Edwards and wife, Niki of Pipe Creek; two sisters, Jane Turner of Pipe Creek and Jeanene Mansfield and husband, Keith of Pipe Creek; granddaughter, Jordan Edwards and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday, January 30, 2004, 3:00 p.m., Grimes Chapel in Bandera, with Rev. Mike Meadows officiating. Interment will follow in Pipe Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Keith Mansfield, Brent Mansfield, Bo Mansfield, Bill Bowie, Coke Turner and Kenny Carter.

Donations may be made to the Hill Country Animal League, 115 W. Bandera Rd., Boerne, TX 78006.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to GRIMES FUNERAL CHAPELS of Bandera.

Hugh Ray Eldridge
Born in San Antonio, TX on November 24, 1943
Departed on February 2, 2004, and resided in Kerrville, TX

Service Date: February 5, 2004
Service Location: Mountain View Cemetery

Mr. Hugh Ray Eldridge, age 60, a resident of Kerrville for 20 years, passed away Monday, February 2, 2004 in San Antonio. He was born November 24, 1943 in San Antonio to Frank and Thelma (Ewers) Eldridge. He married Brenda Joyce on March 26, 1984 in Kerrville.

Mr. Eldridge was a maintenance man and was a good and faithful employee to his employers.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Eldridge of Kerrville; sisters, Doris Henderson of La Vernia, TX, Sue Presley and Shirley Pendly, both of Temple, TX; brother, Mike Eldridge of Temple, TX and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, February 5, 2004, 1:00 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Frankie Enloe.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to GRIMES FUNERAL CHAPELS of Kerrville.

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