FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Doris England, 76, passed away quietly on June 8, 2011, at her daughter’s home in North Pole, Alaska after a brief battle with cancer.
There was a funeral service on June 24.
Doris was born on Nov. 8, 1934, in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Glen and Naomi Taylor, the second of six children. She married William John England in 1954 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They were married up until his death in January of this year. Now they are together forever as is their belief.
Doris worked very hard all of her life, helping on the family ranch and farm. In 1972 William and Doris bought a general store in Howe, Idaho. She gave many thousands of piano lessons and touched many, many lives through music, which she loved and shared with her three daughters. She played organ in her church for most of her adult life. In 1988 Doris moved to Alaska with her husband and children to try a new life. She worked at McPeak’s grocery for 10 years without calling in sick once! She then retired and took care of her grandchildren and husband whose health was failing. She was able to do a lot of genealogy, a labor of love for her, and spent many hours finding family lines. Doris was very dedicated to her yard and flowers. She worked tirelessly to make her home and yard a beautiful, comfortable place.
She is survived by her two younger brothers, Reed Taylor and Dale Taylor of Idaho; two younger sisters, Jean Condrack of Idaho and Kathy Gibb of Oregon. Doris was the beloved mother of Jacquelyn Owens of Kentucky; Laura Sweet of Fairbanks; Bill England of Malad, Idaho; and Melissa Allbright of North Pole. She was a feisty, talented, hard-working, God-loving, energetic little woman who will be greatly missed.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Fairbanks Funeral Home & Crematory.
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