Doris Averett Voyles

Doris Averett Voyles

Doris Averett Voyles died April 24, 2019, in Billings.

She was born on Sept. 16, 1943, to Lomond LaMar Averett and Zelpha Asay Averett in Lovell, the third of five children. 

Doris met her husband Alvin Keith Voyles in Lovell, where they were married on May 27, 1961. Keith and Doris had four children, Debbie (Jan. 14, 1961), Alan (March 4, 1962), Jeff (Sept. 19, 1963) and Gwen (March 31, 1966). 

Doris and Keith spent most of their married life in Wyoming except for eight years when they moved to North Dakota where Keith worked as a baker and Doris kept an eye on her growing family. In 1979 Doris and family moved to the Two Dot Ranch, where Keith was employed. They lived there until 2003 when Keith retired and they moved into town to be closer to their grandchildren. In 1985 we added Linda Thompson and her three children to our family. Linda was officially adopted by Doris and Keith in 1994. 

Doris loved being with her family, and her family loved being with her. She was an avid reader, who always had a book or three or four nearby. On Christmas day 2015 her husband of 54 passed away and she was left alone. In the summer of 2016, she moved to Avantara, a nursing home, in Billings where she lived the rest of her life. 

Doris left behind her sister Carol (Dale) Walker of Lovell; daughters Linda Thompson and Debbie Voyles of Billings, Gwen (Scott) Allphin of Cody; son Jeff (Jan) Voyles of Cody; grandchildren April, Cody and Cory Franzen of Billings, Christian Allphin and Liz Allphin of Cody, two great-granddaughters and one great-grandson. 

Doris was preceded in death by her mother Zelpha Averett, father LaMar Averett, brothers Jerry and Ken Averett, sister Jeanine Myers, and her son Alan Voyles.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday May 2, 2019, at Cody Stake Center, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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