Doris Birch Obituary

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Doris K. Birch

December 4, 1917 - February 13, 2013
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Passed away peacefully February 13, 2013 at the age of 95. She was born December 4, 1917 in Tacoma, WA, the daughter of the late Stewart and Maude (Duley) Frank. Doris grew up in Tacoma and attended the University of Puget Sound and the University of Washington. She earned a B.S. and Master's degrees in Library Science from the University of Michigan, graduating in 1968. She was the librarian for the Genesee and Saginaw County libraries for many years. Doris was instrumental in starting the Story-Mobile in the 50's for the Saginaw County Libraries. She loved the time spent with her family. She also enjoyed traveling, reading,...
Passed away peacefully February 13, 2013 at the age of 95. She was born December 4, 1917 in Tacoma, WA, the daughter of the late Stewart and Maude (Duley) Frank. Doris grew up in Tacoma and attended the University of Puget Sound and the University of Washington. She earned a B.S. and Master's degrees in Library Science from the University of Michigan, graduating in 1968. She was the librarian for the Genesee and Saginaw County libraries for many years. Doris was instrumental in starting the Story-Mobile in the 50's for the Saginaw County Libraries. She loved the time spent with her family. She also enjoyed traveling, reading, sewing, and square dancing. She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Birch. Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, David (Diane) Birch, Kenneth Birch, and Kathleen (Kit) Ballard; 14 loving grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 1:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 2021 N. Aurelius Rd., Holt, MI. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.grlansing.com

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