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Doris Smalley Meierhoff

July 23, 1929 ~ April 5, 2020 (age 90)


Doris Smalley Meierhoff, 90 of Buhl, Idaho passed away April 5, 2020.

Doris was born July 23, 1929 in Buhl, Idaho. She was the second child of Ralph and Laverna (White) Smalley.

Doris grew up on a farm south of Buhl, where she enjoyed swimming in the canals and riding her horse.

On October 12, 1949 she married Ray Meierhoff, they had three children together. Doris worked at Green Giant, Snake River Trout and at Weavers Produce. Doris enjoyed knitting, crocheting, ceramics, playing the piano and painting. She belonged to the Art Guild and was a past president.

Doris enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Some of her grandchildren thought of her like a mother and have fond memories of her.

Doris is survived by her children all of Buhl: Daniel (Carolyn) Meierhoff, Dale Meierhoff, and Larena (Richard) O’Quinn; grandchildren, Chris, Amy, Jarrett, Gabe, Debbie, Phil, Frankie, Amber and Ashley; great grandchildren, Ethan, Zachary, Alexis, Gabriel, Idalis, Briseis, Kaleb, Xavier, Andrew, Kyla, Tristan, Mason, and Preston; step great-grandchildren, Malienah, Levi, and Kyle; and great-great-grandchild, Yaretzi.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Laverna Smalley; her husband; her brother, Ladd Smalley; and her granddaughter, Stephanie Meierhoff.

Due to the circumstances of the world right now there will be no service until later this summer.

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