Born: August 23, 1916

Place of Birth: Temple, Texas

Death: May 19, 2008

Place of Death: Temple, Texas

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Louise Durden Doshier

August 23, 1916 - May 19, 2008

Louise Durden Doshier, age 91, of Temple died Monday, May 19, 2008 in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, May 22, at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home with Rev. Don Loftin officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Doshier was born August 23, 1916 in Temple to Jesse Elmo and Annie Louise (Caffrey) Durden. They moved to Brenham when she was three years old and lived there for five years before moving back to Temple in 1926. She graduated from Temple High School in 1934. She married Ralph Doshier in 1940. She served on the Girl Scout Bluebonnet Council board for one term as Secretary. She and her husband served as co-chairman for Girl Scout Camp Kachina from land purchase to completed camp. She served numerous years as Day Camp Director for Temple Girl Scouts and served as Troop Leader and consultant for the first National Girl Scout Jamboree. She received numerous awards including the "Thanks Badge", the highest award an adult can receive from the Council. She taught folk and square dancing for numerous years for the city recreation department. Mrs. Doshier taught her first dance class the summer of her 13th birthday. She became an accomplished dance instructor having taught in Temple, Belton, Georgetown and Lampasas. She gave her last dance recital at the Arcadia Theater.

Mrs. Doshier worked many years with the child abuse program in Bell County. She served as president of St. Mary's Altar Society and Bazaar Chairman and later at St. Luke's Catholic Church where she was president of the Altar Society and also Bazaar Chairman. She also worked with the newly formed Optimist Club and was president of the Opti-Mrs. Club, an organization to help young women.

In 1988, she established the Doshier Arena for all major horse events. At about that same time, she formed the Doshier Roping and Riding Club. She was a charter member of the Temple Longhorn Riding Club and was also a longtime member of the American Quarter Horse Association and the American Palomino Horse Breeders Association.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two sisters, Henrietta Durden Lueck and Minnie Bell "Pat" Durden Cosper. Survivors include one sister, Joanna Blackwell and two brothers, Jesse Elmo Durden, Jr. and wife, Rosemary and Frank Ray Durden all of Temple. Also surviving are her nieces and nephews, Carol Joyce Boren, Mike Cosper, Mollie Cosper, Lloyd Cosper, Eddie Cosper, Debbie McKenzie, Wayne Johnson all of Temple, JoNell Kuntschik of Austin, Diane Jarma of Belton and Gary Lueck of Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Wednesday May 21, 2008, 7:00 P.M.

Scanio-Harper Funeral Home

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Funeral Service

Thursday May 22, 2008, 10:00 A.M.

Scanio-Harper Funeral Home

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Tuesday May 20, 2008

Hillcrest Cemetery

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