Doris Carson

Doris Jean Carson

Tuesday, April 23rd, 1940 - Sunday, November 1st, 2020
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Funeral Services for Doris Carson, age 80, of Lynch will be 10:30 am Friday, November 6, 2020 at the Assembly of God Church in O’Neill with burial to follow at 2 pm in the Scottville Cemetery. Rev. Mike Durre and Rev. Joel Wentworth will officiate. Doris' funeral service will be livestreamed on the O'Neill Assembly of God's Facebook page. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill. Doris passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at her home. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill is in charge of arrangements.

Doris Jean Halstead was born to Harold and Opal (Mellor) Halstead on April 23, 1940 in Page, NE. Her family, including siblings Larry, Helen, Alice, and Bill lived in the Page area and in Washington state before settling in Redbird, NE.

Doris graduated from Lynch High School in 1956 at sixteen years old. She then taught for three years at the Graham and Scottville Schools before marrying Rexford Carson, the boy who used to give her a ride to high school every day. Together, they had four children, Sandi, Shane, Dallas, and Darrin, and they lived at the Carson Ranch, sharing a house with Rex’s Grandma Anna.

In 1960, she helped start a local card club that some original members still attend and enjoy each month. She was a member of the Dorsey Community Church, the County Extension Club, the Scottville Community Club, 25 years as Lynch Alumni Secretary, as well as a 4-H Leader.

Their family ranch was always filled with children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, foster children, friends, and extended family. The grandkids were lucky enough to have ‘Grandma daycare’, and nieces and nephews were always welcomed with cowboy cookies.

Doris never missed a bowling season – rolling her ball at Eagle Lanes from 1962-2019 as well as attending State Bowling for over 20 years. Summers were busy raising 250 broiler chickens to can and sell to family and neighbors. Year-round she spent many hours baking and decorating beautiful cakes for birthdays, graduations, weddings, and anniversaries. She put in a lot of hours on the road attending ball games, dance recitals, rodeos, and any other sporting events where her children, grandchildren, or great grandchildren were involved.

Once she became homebound, she still spent hours making quilts and other sewing projects, including quilts for all of her great granddaughters’ baby dolls. Her favorite entertainment was all the ball games. At times she would be watching volleyball on tv, another volleyball game on her iPad, and listening to a baseball or softball game on her phone. She was always working on a puzzle, a crossword, or sudokus between visitors and games.

Doris is survived by husband Rexford Carson; children, Sandi (JR.) Fischer, Shane (Kelli) Carson, Dallas Carson all of Lynch, NE, Darrin (Wendy) Carson of Torrington, WY and daughter-in-law Deeann Carson of Lynch; and special daughter Adi Allen of Elkhorn, NE; 15 grandchildren, Gina Muller, Casey (Melanie) Fischer, Kari (Steve) Garrelts, April (Shane) Nickerson, Ryan Muller, Tyler (Denise) Carson, ShayLee Carson, Lane Carson, Haylie Carson, Colby (Maggie) Carson, Wacey Carson, Jory Carson, Kylie Carson, Tate Carson, and Kealy Carson; 14 great grandchildren; siblings, Larry (Janice) Halstead, Helen Lueken, Bill Halstead all of Lynch, NE, Alice Marx of Norfolk, NE; sister-in-laws, Claranna (Ray) Witherwax of Atkinson, NE and June (Jerry) Jensen of Hot Springs Village, AR; and many nieces and nephews.

Doris is preceded in death by her parents, in-laws, brother-in-law, Kim Lueken, nephew William Cody Halstead, great nieces Sarah Schlachter and Ashley Marx.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 5th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, November 5th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Biglin's Mortuary
    111 North 3th Street
    O'Neill, NE 68763
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Doris' Funeral Service

    Friday, November 6th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Friday, November 6th, 2020 10:30am
    Assembly of God Chuch in O'Neill
    204 North 7th Street
    O'Neill, Nebraska 68763
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Mike Durre
    Rev Joel Wentworth
  • Interment

    Friday, November 6th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Friday, November 6th, 2020 2:00pm
    Scottville Cemetery
    887th and Spring Road
    O'Neill, Nebraska 68763
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Graveside services will be at 2 pm


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Leo Marx

Posted at 06:17pm
Our sympathy & prayers go out to all of you. Although we can't be there, as we would like to be, we will be thinking of you. Leo & Kathy Marx & Family

Sandra Fischer Posted at 09:58pm

Thank you so much! We are thinking of you also.

Sandra Fischer Posted at 09:58pm

Thank you so much! We are thinking of you also.

Kailyn Carson

Posted at 04:16pm
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