Doris Segebartt passed away January 20, 2021, at the age of 97 in Denver, Colorado where she lived and was so lovely cared for by her son Denis and his wife Teri for the last year and a half.
She was born Doris Mardelle Purkeypile on June 2, 1923, in Hamilton, Kansas to Glad and Myrtle Purkeypile. Doris was the seventh of 10 children. The family soon moved to the Eureka area where she graduated from Eureka High School. When WWII began Doris started working at Boeing in Wichita and was one of the celebrated “Rosie the Riveters”. It was there that she met her husband Karl Segebartt. They were married on February 17, 1945. Three children were born of their union Allan, Denis, and Gary.
Doris and Karl lived in quite a few places in their lives, Eureka, El Dorado, Wichita, Chanute, Southern California, Scottsbluff, and Lincoln, NE, Mesa, AZ, Grangeville, ID, and their retirement years in Genesee, ID next door to their son Gary and his family. Through the years Doris worked at Boeing, Swift & Co. in Scottsbluff, Idapine Lumber Mill in Grangeville. Doris had acquired an LPN nursing license while in Lincoln and worked in various hospitals and nursing homes in Lincoln, Mesa, and Grangeville. Her favorite jobs were those of private nursing in patient's homes. After retirement, Doris enjoyed living near most of her grandchildren and doting on them. One of her greatest joys was making quilts and afghans for her family, especially her grandkids. Doris and Karl were faithful and dedicated Christians and members of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband Karl in 2003 and eight of her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her youngest brother Burl, her sons Allan from Moscow, ID, Denis in Thornton, CO, Gary in Genesee, ID., eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.
She will be laid to rest in Eureka, KS near her parents, brothers, and sisters, and her husband Karl.
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