Marvin “Ralph” Doser, 87, of Moscow, Idaho, died on July 16, 2021. He was born on April 24, 1934 in Benton, Iowa to William Ray Doser and Delia Lois (Rush) Doser. Ralph’s family moved to Idaho when he was two years old and he attended school in Melba, Idaho, graduating in 1953. During high school Ralph played on the Melba high school football, basketball, and baseball teams.
Ralph married Betty Lou Bramblett in August 1953 at the Melba Community Baptist Church and they were involved in church activities for the next 45 years. They had four daughters, Julie Ann, Nancy Lea, Lois Marie, and Marlene Rae.
Ralph grew up in a farming family. After marrying Betty, he worked for Idaho Power for five years installing transmission lines in southern Idaho. He then moved back to the Melba Valley and took up dairy farming until his retirement in 2006. In 1987 his family was named the Canyon County Outstanding Farm Family of the year. His grandchildren have many fond memories of visiting the Doser family farm.
Ralph and Betty enjoyed traveling in their fifth wheel RV, taking annual trips with his three brothers, and visiting relatives in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Oregon. They also enjoyed several family trips with their daughters and their sons-in-law to the Oregon Coast, Maui, Victoria, British Columbia and other locations. One of Ralph’s favorite activities was to attend his grandchildren’s sporting events, which included soccer, football, softball, basketball, and track. In 2018 Ralph and Betty relocated from Melba to a retirement community in Moscow, Idaho.
Ralph is survived by Betty, his wife of 67 years, their daughters, Julie Lemen (James, Saratoga, CA), Lois Hand (Richard, Las Vegas, NV), Marlene Jamison (Don, Melba, ID), son-in-law Marc Rust (Moscow, ID), and his brothers, Elden (Shirley) Doser, Timothy (Marsha) Doser, sister-in-law, Francis Sabell Doser, and 9 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Nancy Rust, and his brother Billy Doser.
A graveside service is planned at the Melba Cemetery on July 31, 2021 at 11:00 am.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to Good Samaritan Society in memory of Ralph Doser (www.good-sam.com/donate - Location Moscow Village in Idaho, employee fund or program fund).
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