Doris June Thornburgh Saylor, daughter of Everett and Mary Templeton Thornburgh, was born June 15, 1933 in Perry, IA and died November 22, 2005 at the Baywood Banner hospital in Mesa, AZ at the age of 72 years, 5 months and 7 days.
Doris June grew up in Rippey, IA and attended Rippey High School where she was an all state basketball player. After high school she attended the Iowa State teachers College in Cedar Falls, IA., where she got her teaching degree. She then taught in Newton, Blue Grass, and North Scott. She then earned a BA degree from Augustana College. Later, she moved to Colorado where she taught school and earned her Master Degree from the University of Northern Colorado. She taught school in Bennett, Colorado and later became the Elementary Principal. For the past 25 years, she was the vice President and Executive Secretary for Sayco Industries in Golden, CO. Doris June was always active in her community and loved basketball, watching the Broncos play football, swimming, tennis and line dancing. Most of all she enjoyed entertaining friends and family.
Doris June was preceded in death by her parents, and step-dad, Vern Derry. She is survived by her husband, William H. Saylor of Gilbert, AZ.; daughter, Tammy Simonton and her husband, Don of Chandler, AZ. ; son, Tom Saylor and wife, Pam of Arvada, CO.; step-daughter, Amy Saylor of Chicago, Illinois; Chris Saylor and wife, Ann, of Moline, Illinois; step-sister, Velda DeMoss of Rippey,; stepbrothers, LaVere Derry and Charles Derry both of Rippey, IA.; five grandchildren, Jennifer Ross of Denver, CO., Seth Simonton of Chandler, AZ.; Daniel Saylor of Arvada, CO.; Lara and Lilly Saylor, both of Rock Island, Illinois, aunt, Eloise Overman of Perry; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Services were held Sunday, November 27, 2005 at the Rippey United Methodist Church with words of comfort by Pastors Deb Parkison and Pastor Clare DeBoef. Interment was at the Rippey Cemetery. A memorial service was also held at the Velda Rose UMC in Mesa, AZ. on Tuesday, November 29. Another memorial service will be held in the summer at the UMC in Central City, CO.