Thella Hawkins Burrows Doss, 81, of Malad, passed away on Sunday, April 29, in the Oneida County Nursing Home. She was born April 6, 1920 in Malad, a daughter of Ephraim and Rachael Griffiths Hawkins. She was raised and educated in Malad. She married Fay Burrows on July 23, 1938, and they made their home in southern California. They were later divorced.
Thella married Joseph M. Doss in 1963. Thella resided in California until the death of her husband, after which she returned to Malad to be near her family.
She is survived by her daughter, Myrna Jacobsen of Malad; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers: Ephraim (Ethel) Hawkins, and Farrell (Darlene) Hawkins, both of Murray, Utah. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Thelma Hawkins of Malad.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe; a son, Robert Edward; two brothers: William Griff and J.R.; and three sisters: Edna, Edith and Rachael Rhea.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 3, at 12 noon in the Horsley Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Malad City Cemetery.
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
A Precious one from us has gone.
A voice we loved is stilled;.
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
God in his wisdom has recalled,
The boon his love had given.
And though the body slumbers here,
The soul is safe in heaven.