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Doris G. Richard

October 10, 1921 — February 13, 2013

Doris Williams Richard, of Plymouth, passed away peacefully on the morning of February 13, 2013, in the presence of her family. Her loving husband Bruce "HB" Richard preceded her, passing in 2006. Surviving family members are daughter Nancy (Dan) Earle, sons David B. Richard and Michael (Deborah) J. Stone-Richard, six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, and sister-in-law Dorothy Jewell. Doris was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 10, 1921, and moved to Plymouth in 1939, graduating from Plymouth High School in 1940. After high school she worked at Henry Ford's all-woman Phoenix Mill, helping in the war effort. Doris was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth. She was an active community volunteer throughout the years in many organizations including the Plymouth Lions Club, the Plymouth Historical Society, and the Plymouth Garden Club. She was a member of the Sarah Ann Cochrane Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, National Society of New England Women, Daughters of the Union, National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, The Mayflower Society of Michigan, Daughters of 1812, and a Life Member of the National Genealogical Society. Her hobbies included gardening, needlepoint, genealogy and she was an avid reader, especially of mystery novels. Visitation will be held Friday February 15, from 3:00-9:00 PM at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home 280 South Main St, Plymouth. A funeral service will be held Saturday February 16, 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth 701 Church St, visitation will begin at 10:00am until time of service. followed by a luncheon at the Church's Fellowship Hall. Donations may be made in Doris' memory to the First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth or the Plymouth Historical Society.
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