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Doris Pounds

December 12, 1919 — January 31, 2013

Memphis, TX – Funeral services for Doris Giovanni Wirth Pounds, 93, formerly of Memphis, TX, will be at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Memphis with Rev. Daniel Downey officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the personal care of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis, TX. Visitation for family and friends will be from 6-8 P.M., Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Pounds was born on December 12, 1919, in Chicago, Illinois, to Frank Thomas Wirth and Anna Christiana (Dahl) Wirth. She passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2013, in Austin, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Hershell C. Pounds on April 8, 2003. They were married on May 9, 1943, in Reno, Nevada, while he was serving in the U.S. Navy. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Frank Wirth, Thomas Martin Wirth, and her son-in-law, Arthur Giffen. Doris graduated from Anaheim Union High School in Anaheim, California, in 1938 and attended Santa Ana Junior College in Santa Ana, California. She played violin in the high school orchestra and was a member of the O.K. Club, a social organization at Santa Ana Junior College. In Memphis, she was a founding member of Club 51, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the First Baptist Church, and the Women’s Auxiliary of the American Legion. After retiring from the Clark Medical Clinic in Memphis and after raising and educating three daughters, she realized her great talent as an artist and created many beautiful pieces of art which are cherished by her family and friends. Doris is survived by her children, Melinda Sue Magee of Georgetown, TX, Janice Gail Langley & husband Kenneth of Georgetown, TX and Laurel Ann Giffen of Austin, TX, three grandchildren, Caroline Langley, Melody Rajski & husband Michael and Michael Giffen, and her great grandchildren, Maya and Michael Rajski. Also she is survived by a very dear childhood friend, Josephine (Jo) Lundby of Santa Ana, CA, and many lifelong dear friends in Memphis, TX. In addition, her cat, Squeaker, has been a faithful friend and cherished pet. The family suggests memorials be made to the Fairview Cemetery Association, PO Box 265, Memphis TX 79245, or to the Hall County Heritage Hall, PO Box 114, Memphis, TX 79245.
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