Doris Jean Hart


(Jan. 3, 2010)

Doris Jean Hart, 79, of Powell died on Jan. 3, 2010 at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings.

She was born Feb. 2, 1930, to Stella (Blair) and Ezekial H. Martin in Delaware County, Iowa.

Doris married Richard Kruse in Iowa in 1951. After his death, she married James Hart in California in 1981.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Red Hat Society.

She is survived by two sons, Randall D. Kruse of San Rafael, Calif., and Ken Hart (Cathy) of Omaha, Neb.; two daughters, Linda S. NardiniĀ  (Ray) of Powell and Jamie Wilke of Omaha, Neb.; three grandchildren, Jennifer Berdahl of Las Vegas, Joshua Nardini and Valerie Landers (Chad) of Lancaster, Calif.; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Kruse; both husbands; her parents; one brother, Verdon Martin; and three sisters, Betty Chesley, Helen Swan and Beverly Brasmore.