2014-01-16 / Obituaries

Doris Ferne Vineyard

Doris Ferne Vineyard, 82, was born Dec. 4, 1931 in Merced, Calif. She passed on Jan. 13, 2014, in Mariposa, California after a short illness.

Doris was born to Christina and Clarence Volbrect of the Merced/McSwain area.

She married Clarance Vineyard also of the Merced/McSwain area on Dec. 7, 1952. They moved to Mariposa in February, 1957 and had resided there since. She leaves three children, Kathy Tolbirt, Ray Vineyard (spouse Ricci), Jim Vineyard (spouse Kim); eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, expecting a third.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Clarance, and great-grandson, Domenic. She also leaves three sisters, Eleanor Lema (spouse John), Elouise DeGrendele (spouse Leonard), and Myrna Narcisso (spouse Joe).

She worked at the Mariposa County High School for 35 years as a secretary to the counseling office and the principal.

Doris was a troop leader for both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW, Rebekah’s and Golden Star service organizations. She also worked at the Mariposa pool, was a participant of the Mariposa Sheriff’s riding group, on the board of directors of Golden Agers, a member of SCOPE, and a member of the Methodist Church, being the choir director

Funeral Services will be held at the Mariposa Methodist Church, 4991 6th Street on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at 3 p.m.

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Mrs. Vineyard was a warm and

Mrs. Vineyard was a warm and caring person. I graduated from Mariposa in 1973, about 20 years ago I contacted Mrs. Vineyard to request some transcripts and she remembered and asked "didn't you and Sally Baker get married and how are you guys doing" It touched Sally and I that she would remember us from 20 years before. Our hearts go out to her family we know that she will be missed very much.

Mrs. Vineyard was always so

Mrs. Vineyard was always so gracious and welcoming in her position at Mariposa High School. She was always pleasant and helpful. My condolences to her family.

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