Doris Mabel Cross


(Nov. 16, 2006)

Doris Mabel Cross, 91, died Nov. 16 at Powell Valley Care Center, where she lived the last year and half of her life.

She was born Nov. 4, 1915, in London, England, daughter of Charlie and Florence Ellen (Garrard) Attridge. She completed high school and married Harold Edward Clare in 1940. After Harold’s death, she moved from England to Los Angeles, Calif., in 1967 to be near her only child, who had immigrated to the United States in 1964. She remained and married Benjamin D. Cross in 1967. He died in 1978.

She was a life-long member of the Baptist Church and enjoyed knitting and crocheting. At Powell Valley Care Center, she received excellent care and kept the staff smiling with her dry, British sense of humor.

Survivors include her daughter, Christine M. Bartman of Powell; two grandchildren, Anthony Bartman (Ronda) of Los Angeles and Angela Williams (John) of Powell; six grandchildren; one nephew and three nieces and their families in England.

She was preceded in death by two husbands; a brother and a sister.

Her family will remember her as a great lady who is very much missed. The family is comforted in the knowledge that she is now in perfect peace with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

At her request, no services will be held. Cremation has taken place.

For those who wish, the family would appreciate memorials to the Powell Valley Care Center.