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Our mother, grandmother and friend passed away on Sunday, February 21st after almost 92 years of living a full and glorious life on this earth. Doris was born to Milford Nephi Kunz and Lucie Anna Kochinke in Teton Valley Idaho on April 5, 1924. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ray William Moss and two grandsons. Doris is survived by her children Lloyd (Ronda) Moss, Driggs,Idaho; LeRae (Kevin Hill),Kaysville, Utah; Lindsey (Jan) Moss, Driggs, Idaho; Lucy (Randy Spencer), Cary, Illinois; Lane Moss, Rexburg, Idaho; Leslie (Brian Fife), Richmond, Idaho; and Lee(Staci) Moss, Orangeville, Utah; 30 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
Doris met her future husband, Ray, before World War II as she was attending Ricks College to study for her teaching certificate. After his return from the war, they were married in the Idaho Falls Temple on September 25, 1946. They started out married life working for George and Doris Peacock (long and fast friends) until they purchased the Dalley Place on State Line Road. Life wasn’t easy and both Doris and Ray, some of the hardest working people around, found themselves supplementing farming with various jobs like timber clearing, bus driving, laundry and ironing and teaching.
Doris taught for years with her 2 year teaching certificate, but eventually spent long late hours finishing her bachelor degree with University of Wyoming correspondence and finally a long year in Logan with her six younger children in tow while Ray and Lloyd kept the farm running.
Doris spent all of her life in service to her family and community. Not only did she teach school, but 4-H, Primary and Sunday school classes. Her door was always open for visitors and strangers as there seemed to always be hot rolls from the oven and a good amount of butter, jam and cheese. After 30 years of teaching, Doris continued to stay busy with service to the Teton Valley Museum and Historical Society, Teton Valley Hospital and the library. Countless former students, homemade quilts and jars of huckleberry jam also remind us of her service.
Our family would like to thank the Ashton Living Center for the kind and loving care they have provided for both Doris and our family.
Visitations will be Thursday 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Valley Mortuary and again Friday 9:30 to 10:45 am prior to funeral. Funeral services will be on Friday, February 26 at 11:00 am at the Driggs LDS Church.
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