Doris J. Puckett Moorehead
January 11, 1926 – April 1, 2018
Doris J. Puckett Moorehead passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018 in Chehalis, Washington. She was born to Hughbert D. and Grace (Fox) Puckett on January 11, 1926 in Huntington, Arkansas. When she was 6 months old, her parents and siblings moved to northern Idaho and settled at Bayview, on the southern tip of Lake Pend Oreille. She started school there, District 34 in 1931 and was graduated from the Eighth grade in the spring of 1938. Her last year of High School was spent in Coeur d’ Alene. She moved to Los Angeles, California shortly thereafter and took a position at the Los Angeles Times selling classified advertising. Later, she was also employed by Revlon of New York, the Thompson-Starrett Co., the Dobeckman Co. and Gianna Controls of Pasadena, California. In 1947, she was married to K.E. Macaulay of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia. They had one daughter, Kay Lynn Macaulay. Later she married David B. Moorehead of Imler, Pennsylvania in December of 1959. They moved to Washington State in the fall of 1963 and in December of that year, she went to work for the Coffman-Dobson Branch of National Bank of Washington. She worked there until retirement in 1985. She and David were married for nearly 50 years until his death in April of 2009. Doris belonged to a number of organizations. She was past Regent for the Mary Lacy Chapter of the N.S. DAR, Clan Napier of North America, the Genealogical Society of Sebastian County, Arkansas, and she was the Treasurer for the Great Northwest Company of the Jamestowne Society of Virginia. She had many friends of long standing, and many cousins who share her interest in genealogy scattered throughout the United States. She also loved to plant trees in the spring and enjoyed mowing lawns. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter Melody Jean Davies and a step-son David B. Moorehead II. She is survived by a daughter Kay Lynn Baxter, two great grandsons Chad “JR” Davies and Christian Davies. She also leaves two grandsons Jesse Lee Baxter and Donald William “Bill” Baxter. She also leaves a granddaughter Jessica Moorehead, as well as many nieces and nephews. A memorial for Doris Moorehead is scheduled to begin at 11:00 am, Friday, May 11 at Sticklin Funeral Chapel in Centralia, Washington. Private inurnment will be at Alpha Cemetery. Memorials may be donation to a charity of the donors choice.
- Memorial Service Friday, May 11, 2018
Doris J. Puckett Moorehead
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