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- Central Oregonian - News
is Berenice (Jones) Smith, a Prineville resident, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007 in Prineville, Ore.
She was 90 years old. Funeral services were Friday, February 23, 2007 at Prineville Christian Church.
Pastor Dan Parks officiated.
Doris was born in Prineville on Sept. 16, 1916 to Alvis P. and Mary Helen (Carter) Jones, who were Crook County Pioneers. She attended Prineville schools, and graduated from Ashland, Oregon High School. She married Roy A. Smith in Eugene, Ore., on March 16, 1940.
They made their home in Prineville, where Roy worked for Alexander Yawkey Sawmill and the Midstate Lumber Company. In 1955, they moved to Pendleton, where Roy helped build Walt Lindstom's Sawmill.
In 1959, they moved to Dayton and in 1961 they moved back to Redmond, where they operated a dairy and also sold milk and eggs. They moved back to Prineville a few years later, when Roy retired.
In 1981 Doris served as Vice Grand for Lookout Rebekah Lodge No. 103 and was an active member for many years, as well as the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Doris was a member of the Prineville Christian Church, where she donated many hours and supported scholarships for kids to attend camp.
She also enjoyed volunteering for the Bowman Museum. She loved to make handmade quilts and donated many of them to programs for unwed mothers and the nursing homes.
Doris enjoyed camping, fishing and picking huckleberries, gardening and working in the yard and flowerbeds.
She also enjoyed making embroidered pillowcases and crafts for fund-raisers and handmade ornaments for Christmas.
She enjoyed her friends and family reunions and always enjoyed preparing family dinners for the holidays.
Doris is survived by: several nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Roy (June 8, 1986), two brothers, and a sister.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pioneer Memorial Hospice at 1201 NE Elm St., Prineville, Oregon 97754
Arrangements are in the care of the Prineville Funeral Home.