Doris M. Holroyd, 96
Doris M. Holroyd, 96, of Baton Rouge, LA, formerly of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018, at St. James Place in Baton Rouge. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m., until the time of the services, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Marshalltown. Memorials may be directed to St. Mary’s Church, Albion Municipal Library or Mayo Clinic.
Doris May Quinn was born May 1, 1922, to Charles Thomas and Anna May (Korab) Quinn. She graduated from Marshalltown High School, Marshalltown Junior College and Drake University. Doris was united in marriage to John M. Holroyd on October 9, 1948, at St. Mary’s Church in Marshalltown. They were the parents of David John Holroyd and Nancy May Holroyd. Doris worked 12 years in the office of Fisher Governor Company and then became a full-time homemaker. She later was employed for 17 years in the media center of Anson Elementary School, retiring in 1989. Doris was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Beta Sigma Phi, and Albion New Century Club. She was a member of the founding board of trustees of Albion Municipal Library, serving as board secretary for 14 years.
Doris is survived by her son, David J. (Georletty) Holroyd, of Lima, Peru; daughter Nancy (Joel) Markert and their children, Matthew Walter and Emma May, of Baton Rouge, LA; sister Ardyth Soppe, of Cedar Rapids, IA; niece Shelley McDowell and her family, of Cedar Rapids; and nephews Donald Robertson, of San Francisco, CA, and Bruce Robertson, of Reno, NV, and their families.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John.