Doris Haley, of Orofino, Idaho, age 94, passed away peacefully on Feb. 5, 2020. She was born November 18, 1925 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Clarence and Fanny Lee Rector. She attended schools in Filer, Buhl and graduated from Castleford High School.
She and Lorenzo (Ren) Haley were married on May 31, 1943. After a short honeymoon, they began their married life on a farm south of Buhl.
During their lifetime, they owned and operated farms and raised horses and cattle in the Castleford, Buhl, Filer and Twin Falls areas.
She loved being a mother, a farm wife and homemaker, and she hoped that she and Ren would be able to live on their Twin Falls farm the rest of their lives. Fortunately, he was able to do that, but two years after he passed away she decided to leave the farm.
She immediately adapted to the many changes this entailed and thoroughly enjoyed her new home and life in Twin Falls. After nine years there she moved to Orofino to be near family.
She was always involved in her artistic pursuits and was able to create beautiful things with her needlework, painting and candles. She spent many happy hours playing the piano that her parents bought the same year she was born.
During Doris and Ren’s 60 year marriage, they became the proud parents of two daughters, Judy and Janet, and grandparents of three grandsons, Rob, Doug and Jon. Later on she was blessed with her little great granddaughters, Kate and Abbie Webb and Iris Brewer.
She and her husband were members of the First Baptist churches in Castleford, Buhl and Filer when they lived in those communities and after that to their farm outside Twin Falls, they joined the First Baptist Church there.
When she moved to Orofino, she joined the Methodist Church. She treasured being a part of all of these churches.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her sisters, Lena Marley, Ruth Wolverton, Reta Schurr and her son-in-law, Doug Brewer.
She is survived by these family members: daughter Judy and her husband, Chuck Webb; daughter Janet and her husband, Patrick Slater; grandsons, Rob Webb, Doug Webb and wife Amy, Jon Brewer and wife Victoria; great granddaughters, Kate and Abbie Webb and Iris Brewer; brother, Max Rector; a friend and business partner of 47 years, Paul Struchen and many beloved nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at the Methodist Church in Orofino, at 2 p.m., Feb. 23, 2020.
The family requests that instead of flowers, donations be sent to the Methodist Church, 310 College St, Orofino, ID 83544.