02/24/1919 – 12/27/2017
Dora Eleanor Chick was born February 24, 1919 in Hollister, Idaho. Her parents were Robert and Eleanor McBride. At about 3 years of age both parents had died and she was adopted by Orville and Christine Parrott, who had two sons of their own.
Dora attended Hollister High School and after graduation she went to Salt Lake City, Utah to business school.
She was married to Lloyd Charles Chick on December 29, 1945. For several years they lived on the Parrott farm south of Twin Falls, Idaho. Their first two children were born there, Charles Robert and Melvin Ray. Later they moved in to Twin Falls on Madison Street. A daughter, Ruth Ann, was welcomed into the family. A fond memory for her children was coming home from school at lunch time and smelling her homemade bread. She served as a Cub Scout leader for both sons and several neighborhood boys. Later the family moved south of Twin Falls to an acreage where they had horses. Dora did food canning to help provide for her family. In 1963 the family moved to Hagerman where Lloyd and Dora had a new home built by the City Park and schools. Dora lived in that home for 54 years. She worked at the hardware store in Hagerman for several years and also did bookwork for the Hagerman Highway District. She kept up on her bookkeeping skills by attending classes at CSI.
Dora was an excellent cook, seamstress and quilt maker. She sewed costumes and made quilts for her children and grandchildren. She like to draw, especially horses. Dora took up painting and all of her children have pieces of her artwork. Dora enjoyed doing ceramics and made sets of dishes for her children and various pieces of décor for the grandchildren. She loved to read and play cards with her children. Putting together jigsaw puzzles for a past time. She kept in touch with family members through letter writing and was always prompt at sending out birthday cards. In her senior years she got a computer and learned to use it for personal and social enjoyment. She kept a diary most of her life and was able to transfer the diary on the computer for better ease of sharing with her posterity. Dora participated for many years with the local exercise group in Hagerman and enjoyed going to coffee with her friends after exercising.
Her husband, Lloyd had taken employment with a long-haul trucking company. While he was gone, she had sole responsibility of raising the three children through their teen years, which greatly led to the need of the exercise class. After Lloyd’s retirement, they purchased a travel trailer and went camping and traveling. One of the things they enjoyed doing was going to Hells Canyon and finding huckleberries. They did try being snowbirds for one winter and decided they liked being home more. They did have fun camping in the Sawtooth area and on Cherry Creek near Fairfield, Idaho with family and friends. Dora and Lloyd were married 53 years before Lloyd’s death. She truly appreciated her associations with her friends and family.
She was a member of the Hagerman Senior Center and served on the board of directors for a while. She appreciated the delivered meals from the Center over the last several months.
Dora and Lloyd have two sons, Charles Robert (Lorraine) Chick and Melvin Ray (Kathy) Chick and one daughter, Ruth Ann (Keith) Beebe; 12 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Hagerman Senior Center, Hagerman quick response organization or any charity of your choice.
A funeral service will be held at Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Dora will be interned at the Hagerman Cemetery.
After the cemetery services a luncheon will be served at the Hagerman Senior Center. Family and friends are welcome.
Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family by following the obituary link at www.demarayfuneralservice.com