Mary Ellen Doty

Screen Shot 2014-05-29 at 11.44.12 AMApril 9, 1922 — May 1, 2014

Mary Ellen (Harris) Doty left to join her Savior, husband and many friends on May 1, 2014 following a fall in late March.

She was born on April 9, 1922 in Stark City, Missouri, to George and Lottie Weems. She moved to Davis in 1944 where she lived until 1998 when she move to O’Conner Woods in Stockton to be near her daughter and her family.

Mary Ellen spent many years managing the family’s rental properties and then working for John Brinley managing Stonegate Apartments, Her many pleasures included love of her family, cooking, entertaining, playing bridge and traveling. She worked at several U.S. National Parks, did a volunteer-in-mission wit the Presbyterian Church in Sitka, Alaska and traveled throughout the United States and Europe.

Along with her husband, Bill, she enjoyed camping, boating, and scuba diving. She gave of herself in many ways including her involvement at Davis Community Church where she served as a deacon, elder, Stephen minister, and leader in Presbyterian Women; enjoyed the Friendship Mariners Group; and went on work weeks with youth groups.

Mary Ellen is survived by her son and daughter-in-law James and Virginia Harris of Sacramento, their children Mark Adkins of San Lorenzo, Stephanie and Scott Singletary of Los Angeles, and Micke and Cadence Harris and Remy of Oakland; her daughter and son-in-law Marti and Craig Fredericks of Stockton, their children Courtney Miller and Chris Hughes of Fresno, Jodie Fredericks of Stockton and Michelle and Scott Van Sickle and Sean and Emily of Sunnyvale; and her daughter Mary Kay Pray and her children, Jason Pray and Sheila Pray and Dwayne Chapman and Damien, all of Alturas.

The family wishes to express its heartfelt thanks to the staff of O’Conner Woods and the staff and volunteers of Hospice of San Joaquin. A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. Monday, June 16, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St.

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