Doris Matilda Adcock
December 5, 1916 – March 16, 2012
Doris Matilda Adcock, 95, of Mercer Island, WA passed away on March 16, 2012. She was born in Boston to Charles and Tekla Rhoden on December 5, 1916, and raised in Timber Lake SD with eight brothers and sisters where she became school teacher in a one-room schoolhouse. During WWII she moved to Seattle to help in the war effort and then served in the South Pacific as a member of The Women’s Air Corp developing surveillance videos. Her brothers and sisters joined her, sharing a house in the U District, and also served during the war. She met her husband, Will, hiking, climbing, skiing and folk dancing as members of The Mountaineers. With her husband she hand built a home and raised their family on Mercer Island while teaching at Eastgate Elementary. Doris is predeceased by her husband Will who passed away in 2000. She is survived by two sons, William (Cheryl) Adcock and James (Anne Otten) Adcock and three grandchildren, Charles Adcock, Stephanie Adcock, and Christiane Adcock. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on March 26, 2012 at Sunset Hills Funeral Home, 1215 145th Place SE, Bellevue, WA. Remembrances may be shared at www.sunsethillsfuneralhome.com
- Memorial Service Monday, March 26, 2012
Doris Matilda Adcock
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April 11, 2012
I loved Mrs. Adcock! She was my 2nd grade teacher at Eastgate Elementary. My classmates and I use to wait for her to come out of the office after lunch and we'd race to be the first to hold her hand while we walked back to our classroom. She was always very sweet and kind to us. She'll always have a special place in my heart with fond memories. I wish I could have seen her again to tell her how special she was. God Bless Mrs. Adcock......she'll be missed.
March 26, 2012
My husband, Dave, and I always remember Doris' cheery character, twinkling eyes and pleasant manner with people in our Scottish Country Dance classes. She and Will were a joy to know.
".....Tho' much is lost, much remains...." Tennyson