Doris Alzola

Monday, November 26, 2012

Doris Alzola, 86, of Meridian, formerly of Mountain Home, passed away on Nov. 22, 2012, at a Boise hospital.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. rosary at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m., on Friday, Nov. 30, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Doris was born in Paul, Idaho, on April 19, 1926, to Eugene and Zua Hunt. The family moved to a farm near Mountain Home in 1932. She worked on the farm with her parents, three brothers and four sisters and remembers going to school in a horse-drawn wagon. She always loved school and graduated from Mountain Home High School in 1944.

After graduation, Doris worked at First Security Bank.

She married Martin Alzola on Jan. 25, 1946. They lived in Mountain Home and later at the Alzola Brothers' Ranch until 1953. During that time they had two children, Gary and Karma, and had to move back to Mountain Home to be near schools.

Doris went to work for Idaho Power in 1953. She loved her job and was always so thankful of how the company treated her. She became the customer service supervisor and was the first woman supervisor in the company. During her career she was also very involved with the Business and Professional Women's Organization and became the state president in 1984.

She also served on the Chamber of Commerce board of directors.

She retired in 1985 after 32 years of service.

This started a new chapter in her life that she thoroughly enjoyed. She spent time with her family and great friends that she had made over the years. She traveled extensively, including trips to Spain, and ten trips to Australia, where she had great experiences and met great friends.

All of the family looked forward to the holidays to go to "Grandma's house" for all the goodies. She enjoyed cooking and loved having her family together.

Martin died in 2005 and Doris moved to Meridian in 2008.

Her faith was a big part of her life. She was a convert to the Catholic Church and was active in The Our Lady of Good Counsel and later at The Risen Christ in Meridian.

Doris is survived by: son Gary and his wife, Chris Alzola;; daughter Karma Ellis; sister Karma and her husband, Bob LeMaster; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with Martin, she was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and three brothers.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Heart Association, 270 S. Orchard, Suite B, Boise, ID 83705, or the American Lung Association, 8030 Emerald St., Suite 175, Boise, ID 83704.