Doris Manning Hess was born to Horace and Sarah (Craner) Manning, on September 23, 1934, in Burley, Idaho.
Doris grew up with six brothers and one younger sister. She spent many years in overalls and mud but grew into a beautiful young lady that was crowned Homecoming Queen in both her Junior and Senior years of high school.
As a young woman Doris found her forever love. She was with Ronald for over 66 years, until he passed five months ago. In the many years Doris and Ronald were together she was content to let her husband have the limelight, but she grew to shine in her own right. Service was how she showed her love, and she served her church, family and friends with her whole heart. Doris loved to cook, sew and grow many wonderful things. Her favorite things to grow were her children, flowers and a garden full of future canning projects. She used these talents to serve and support others, which made the process an amazing gift of love.
Doris was a woman of quiet strength. She worked unfailingly behind the scenes to clothe, feed and support those that came to her in need. Doris was a stalwart daughter of God, who defended those who had been wronged and was a soft place to land for those who needed to feel loved. Doris and Ronald welcomed into their hearts and home six children, the youngest of whom they lost as an infant.
Since her stroke thirteen years ago, each of her children honor her life by serving, laughing and experiencing some of the adventures she only dreamed of doing .
Doris was preceded in death by her forever sweetheart Ronald and her infant daughter Michelle Lynn, a son in law, Everett Donald, a granddaughter Delaney Dawn, and a great grandson Richard Everett. Also her Parents and siblings. Honoring her life and continuing her legacy are Ronald E. Hess (Kris), Keith D. Hess (Billie-Jo), Melanie Tabbutt (Scott), Julie Judd (David), Kathryn Jones (Rodney).
She loved and adored her 29 grandchildren and 59 great grandchildren.
She touched so many lives with her strong spirit and unconditional love.
Her family would like to thank and acknowledge all those that have loved and cared for her through the years, and a special thank you for the Nurses and Aides at the Apex Facility and Hospice.