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Former Alaska resident Zelma C. (Morgan) Doig, 95, died Sept. 6, 2007, at Wesley Homes Health Center in Des Moines, Wash.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wesley Homes Health Center, 1122 S. 216th St., in Des Moines.
Zelma C. Morgan was born Jan. 29, 1912, in Marshfield, Ore. She grew up in Asotin, Wash., and graduated from Whitworth College in Spokane, Wash. Zelma married Laurence T. Doig in 1938, after they had both worked at the Presbyterian Mission at North Fork, Calif.; they then worked at the Presbyterian mission in Ganado, Ariz.
After the birth of their first son, Bruce, in 1942, they moved to Sitka in 1943, where Clare, Stanley and Russell were born. Laurence worked for Sheldon Jackson College, and Zelma was a homemaker until 1962, when she received her master's in library science from the University of Washington, and worked at the Sheldon Jackson Library as a librarian. In 1972, they moved to Juneau, where Laurence was the skipper of the MV Anna Jackman, the Presbyterian mission boat, and Zelma worked as a librarian at the State of Alaska Library until 1978. After retirement, they lived in Juneau, and explored Southeast Alaska on their sailboat Klickitat until 1984. After Laurence died in 1984, she lived at Wesley Homes in Des Moines.
In Sitka, Zelma was active in the Presbyterian Church, and in Juneau, she was active in Chapel By The Lake at Auke Bay.
While at Wesley Homes, she remained active with work in the library, travel, alumni reunions at Whitworth College, and membership in Southminster Presbyterian Church.
Her family wrote: "Zelma will be remembered for her faith in God, her devotion to her family, her love of books, and her great affinity for Alaska and its wildlife and adventures. She loved to talk about Alaska and the many good experiences and friends she made while living there."
Survivors include her sister, Lois Young; her sons, Bruce, Clare, Stanley and Russell; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Remembrances may be sent to the Doig Scholarship Fund, Sheldon Jackson College, attention Office of the President, 801 Lincoln St., Sitka 99835.
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