Obituaries for February 28, 2003

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 28, 2003

Donald Allen Voeltz, 59

Donald Allen Voeltz passed away Feb. 13, 2003, at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.

Donnie was born Jan. 26, 1944. He was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pleasant Valley and was confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Austin. He attended Cedar City rural school and went to Rose Creek High School, graduating in 1962. He loved music, his guitar and singing. He cut several records, then went on to Mankato Business College, graduating in 1964.

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On Aug. 31, 1964, he married Janet Smith in Lakota, Iowa. They lived in Rochester for 15 years, employed at International Trucking. They then moved to Phoenix, Ariz., where he owned several businesses.

He is survived by his wife, Janet; sons, Allen; Jeffrey and Rhonda; granddaughters, Nicole and Sierra; brothers, Ken and Marlys, Stewartville; Wayne and Darlene, Rochester; sister, Mary Ann, Apple Valley; mother, Ann, Austin; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Norma and Vernon Smith, Lakota, Iowa; friends, Dick and Sharon Wilkie; many relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald R. Voeltz.

Memorial services were held Feb. 18, 2003, at Menke Chapel with the Rev. Dick Hamlin Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church of Sun City officiating.

Blessed by his memory.

Mary D. Lenox, 86

Mary Dougherty Lenox, age 86, of the Pines of Davidson, N.C., died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at the Pines.

She was born April 7, 1916, in Glenwood, Minn., the daughter of the late William Park Dougherty and Marion Stearns Dougherty.

After graduating from Wellesley College in 1939, she worked at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. In 1941, she married John Rawson Lenox.

Throughout her life she shared her passion for poetry, storytelling, and journalism by working for numerous organizations including Wellesley College, the Huntington Museum, and the Lanier Library in Tryon.

Memorial services will be Saturday, March 1, at 2 p.m. at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Davidson, N.C. with Rector Richard C. Rowe. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. in the living room of the Pines in Davidson, N.C.

Mrs. Lenox is survived by her two daughters, Anne Stearns Lenox and Mary Lenox Oussayef of Boston, Mass.; brother, Dan P. Dougherty of Roseville, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Pipe Organ Fund, PO Box 92, Davidson, NC 28036.

Arrangements made by Raymer Funeral Home, Huntersville, N.C.