Longtime Ninilchik resident Doris Brody died Wednesday, May 13, 2006, at Main Street Assisted Living Homer in Homer, where she resided since Sept. 1, 2005. She was 84.
A funeral service and visitation was held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2006, at the Carrol Bock Hall in Ninilchik. Pastor Roland Kauth officiated. A graveside service followed at the American Legion Cemetery with a dinner following at the Carrol Bock Hall. There will be a “Brody Bash” held at the Brody Homestead at a later date.
Mrs. Brody was born May 20, 1922 in Littleport, Iowa to Henry Theodore and Anna (Nightengale) Rieck. She was the youngest of 11 children. She was born on a farm, starting her life the same way she lived her life with her husband of 57 years, Bill of 57, among the animals that they loved. She attended school in Littleport, Iowa, where she graduated on May 16, 1940.
Mrs. Brody met William Brody while waitressing in a restaurant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They were married April 13, 1946 in Webster City, Iowa. They moved to Twisp, Wash., in 1947 before moving to Seward in March 1951. In September 1951 they moved to Ninilchik, where they homesteaded. She worked in the cannery briefly, before becoming a cook for 37 years at the Inlet View Restaurant in Ninilchik.
Mrs. Brody recently received her 40-year pin as a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 18 in Ninilchik.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Brody in 2003; her parents and nine siblings.
She is survived by her sister, Marie (Rieck) Larson of Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Brody’s name to the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 18, P.O. Box 39077, Ninilchik, AK 99639.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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