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Imogene M. Doub, 94

May 18, 1917-Oct. 31, 2011

November 01, 2011
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Imogene M. Doub, 94, of Williamsport, Md., died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at Somerford Place, Hagerstown, Md.

Born May 18, 1917, in Hoffer, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Nettie (Tucker) Miller of San Angelo, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, former teacher and coach of Williamsport High School, Richard E. Doub, in 1985.

She is survived by her son, Terry R. Doub and his wife, Ellie Smith Doub, of Williamsport; her grandson, Luke Doub; his wife, Jennifer Lamp Doub; great-grandchildren, Ally, Jack and Thomas of Winchester, Va.; her granddaughter, Eve Doub Gehringer and husband, Robert Gehringer; great-grandchildren, Maddy, Nicholas and Alaina of Perkiomenville, Pa.; and second son, Frank E. Doub and wife, Debbie Keller Doub of Falling Waters, W.Va. She is also survived by a brother, Don Miller of San Angelo.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Herman Miller of Miles, Texas; and sister, Catherine Miller Humphreys of San Angelo.

Imogene spent her early years as a farmer's daughter all over west Texas, graduating from the eighth grade in Mereta, Texas. The Miller family then settled in San Angelo, where Imogene owned her own beauty parlor with her sister for 13 years, and joined a motorcycle club in 1939, where they rode Harley-Davidsons all over Texas and Mexico.

Imogene then met Richard Doub of Williamsport, at a Sunday school meeting in San Angelo early in 1944, where he was stationed in the U.S. Army Air Corps at Goodfellow Air Base during World War II. They were married in August 1944. In 1946, Richard brought Imogene from Chicago, Ill., to live in the original Doub homeplace. Imogene has always been quoted, "I have had a wonderful life."

Imogene was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church for more than 60 years, teaching Sunday school for 25 years. She directed the children's choir, helped out on many other committees and was very involved in the church. She and Richard never missed a Sunday service at church and they didn't miss any of the 48 states in their travels, and she never missed being a supporter of Williamsport sports. She was at all of Richard's games, and never missed an all-sports banquet, where she handed out many a trophy, as well as at the Richard E. Doub Classics.

Imogene was also an avid volunteer. She was a Washington County Hospital volunteer for more than 10 years, she assisted at the Red Cross bloodmobile in Williamsport for more than 30 years, and did crafts for seniors of Williamsport for 10 years.

She was also a member and supporter of many clubs: Washington County Homemakers of Williamsport for more than 25 years, serving as club president from 1966 to 1967; the Lady Elks; and the Retired Teachers Association (for Richard). She played in many bridge clubs, and was a member of the Women in Sports Club of Williamsport for 10 years. She was an avid tennis player.

After Richard's passing in 1985, she took up traveling to the British Isles, 11 foreign countries, Alaska, Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia, liking Australia the best.

She was also an avid painter for more than 20 years of Washington County landmarks and landscapes.

Funeral services will be held at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Williamsport, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. W. Gregory Martin officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service, from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

Memorial donations may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD 21795.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.osbornefuneralhome.net.

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