Vol. 92, No. 140 - Friday, November 22, 2002 - page A3
Doris Marjorie Birch-Wheeler-Carter
Doris Marjorie Birch-Wheeler-Carter of Corning, died at Valley West Convalescent Hospital in Williams, on Nov. 20, she was 101.
Doris was born on March 24, 1911 (error - it was 1901) in Orland, she moved to Corning from Orland in 1920. She was a long time member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Raisner Unit #45, and Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). As a youth she attended the Orland Methodist Church but later joined the Corning First Christian Church where she continued active membership until her failing health prevented further attendance. She grew up in Orland, graduating from Orland Grammar School June 8, 1916 and Orland Joint Union High School Jun. 4, 1920.
The caption underneath her photograph in the High School Yearbook (Copa de Oro, p. 6) reads "Though Doris Birch is quiet, As the robin in winter time, We're glad to have her as one of the twenty-nine". Doris loved being a mother and focused on raising her children and doing child care locally. Later she worked at Roush's olive plant, and married John Carter, a local olive plant mechanic and olive grower, in 1958.
Survivors include: sons, Andrew Wheeler of Sacramento and Keith Wheeler of Mad River, Trinity County; daughter, Janice Craig of Wheatland; stepson, Emerson Carter of Chico; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by; her eldest daughter Claire Johnson; two husbands, Harry St. Clare Wheeler and John Carter.
Services will be held Monday, November 25 at 1:00 p.m. at Hall Brothers in Corning.
Hall Brothers Corning Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Red Bluff Daily News
Saturday, November 23, 2002 - page 3A
Red Bluff, California
Doris Marjorie Birch-Wheeler-Carter of Corning died at Valley West Convalescent Home in Williams, on Nov. 20, 2002. She was 101.
Funeral arrangements are pending for next week.
Hall Brothers Corning Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
To Doris' photo album Early Years To Doris's photo album Later Years
The Old Clay House poem