Doris Lucille Elder (nee Young) 80 of Edgewater, FL was called home on July 17, 2011. Doris was born in Wilmington, DE and graduated from Woodstown High School in Woodstown, NJ. Prior to retiring to Florida in 1990, Doris lived in Barnsboro, NJ where she founded and directed the Rocking Horse Ranch Nursery School. She was an avid crafter, loved to sew, work crossword puzzles and entertain.
Doris is survived by her devoted husband of 61 years Bob, her son and daughter in law Rob and Phyllis Elder of Barnsboro, NJ, her son and daughter in law Rick and Teresa Elder of Morristown, TN, her daughter Mindy Silk of Somers Point, NJ, and son and daughter in law Scott and Beverly Elder of Chipley, FL. She is also survived by her grandchildren Terri and John Flint, Karen and Michael Doucette, Sean and Maanasi Silk, Bob and Joia Elder, Bill Elder and Steve Silk, and her great-grand children Joe and Alex Flint, James and Julia Doucette and a large extended family. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her grandson Casey Silk in 2005.
In lieu of Flowers, contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) or mailed to 378 Center Pointe Circle, Suite 1280, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701. A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday, July 21 at the New Smyrna Beach American Legion, Post 17, 619 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. Friends and family may pay their respects from 11:00 am.