Doris Beverly Middlestead, 76, of Wellborn, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2011, at her residence. A private memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
Doris was born April 18, 1934, in Lamoure, North Dakota, to Emil and Laura Erickson. She has lived in the Wellborn community since 1992, after moving from Sacramento, CA. Doris will be remembered as an animal lover, and especially for being a very loving mother to all her children.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Rudy Middlestead; her three sons, Lee Chris, Jeffery Paul, and Rudy Brian Middlestead.
Survivors include her daughters, Beverly Lee Joy, of Wellborn, Texas, Connie Jean Nichols and husband Chuck, of Camden, Ark., Kathy Jo Reihle, of Kiowa, Co.; brother, Roy Erickson; sisters, Evan Peterson and husband Richard, Shirley Scellick, Ione Sledschlog, Donna Elsner, Sharon Bauske, Patty Schiffner and husband Richard; daughter-in-law, Rachel Middlestead; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Reinke and husband Walter, Billie Munson and husband Lowl; brother-in-law, Henry Middlestead; five grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be sent to Hospice Brazos Valley at 502 W. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803.