On October 19, 2016, Florence R. Doty, 90, was called peacefully from her life while a resident of Luther Haven Nursing Home. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 14, at the United Methodist Church in Montevideo.
Florence Ruth Doty was born on January 27, 1926 at Howard, South Dakota, the daughter of George and Helen (Cavanaugh) McCain. Following her high school education at Howard, she worked at the local bakery and grocery store.
In January 1948, she and Morris Doty married in Pipestone. They lived in both South Dakota and Iowa prior to settling in Clarkfield where Morris taught school for 22 years. Florence had a day care for the teacher families during this time. After retirement, she and Morris moved to their cabin in the Brainerd Lakes area, where they traveled the area selling their woodworking/furniture items at trade shows. Florence was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and great-great grandmother. Her love for her family and quick wit will be missed by all.
Surviving family include her son, Ronald Doty (Linda Smith) of Golden Valley, AZ; her daughter, Donita (Steve) Arhart of Brainerd; her grandson, Doug Doty, of Montevideo, her granddaughter, Becky (Grant) Velde, of Granite Falls; four great grandchildren; Brianna (Brennan) Nordstrom of Montevideo, Alyssa Doty of Montevideo, Brooke (fiancé Ozzie Sand) Velde of Cannon Falls, Tyson Velde of Granite Falls, and one great-great grandson, Ryker Nordstrom, of Montevideo; her brother, James (Gloria) McCain, of Howard, SD and her sister, Rose Thomas, of Rapid City, SD, along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Preceding her in death were her husband, Morris Doty; parents, George and Helen McCain; brothers, Robert and Vincent McCain; and sister, Betty McCain. Wing-Bain Funeral Home www.wingbain.com) is assisting with arrangements.