Doris R. Saulsbury, 88, of North Platte died Oct. 9, 2020 at Linden Court.
She was born March 10, 1932 in Clifton, Ill. to James and Susan Catherine (Elbert) Leggott.
Doris graduated from Elwood High School in 1950. She worked as a telephone operator in Lexington and was privy to many phone conversations. On May 23, 1953, she married Charles Edward Saulsbury at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington.
After Ed’s discharge from the military, they moved to North Platte in 1958. After having 4 children in 5 years, Doris returned to the workplace.
Doris worked for the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service, and then was a secretary for J.M. McDonalds store for several years. Doris later returned to the ASCS and retiring as a program technician. After retirement, she worked at Walmart for several years.
Doris was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, being on the funeral dinner committee for years, the FN Klinkers Reunion Camping Club, and Friday Nighters Club, also was a volunteer for RSVP.
Doris will be remembered as a wonderful mother, devoting her life to her family. She enjoyed spending time with her husband Ed, joining him in all of his adventures. She was always a constant fan at all of her family’s events.
Survivors include her children, Michael (Pat) Saulsbury of Weimar, Texas, Patricia (Joe) Snyder of Perry, Iowa, Kevin (Cori) Saulsbury of Thorton, Colo., and Mary (Doug) Haney of North Platte; siblings, Alice Jean Dreher of Lexington and Donald (Alice) Leggott of Kearney; sister-in-laws, Jean McTygue of Kearney, Gerda Saulsbury of Lexington, Leigh Saulsbury of Colorado Springs, and Nadia Saulsbury of Washington; grandchildren, Mandy (Chris) Gibson of Groves, Texas, Nicholas (Kristy) Bryant, Kyle (Sara) Baker, and Charles Hunter (Kim) Haney, all of North Platte, Logan Baker of Omaha, Miles Synder of Ames, Iowa, Angela Santiago of Grand Prairie, Texas, Sonny (Taylor) Sandoval and CJ Sandoval, both of Thornton; great grandchildren, Morgan, Maura, Dylan, Grant, Abbi, Morgan, Gracelynn, Taylor, Gavin, and Parker; and other family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ed; infant daughter, Katherine; daughter-in-law, Jana Saulsbury; siblings, Evelyn Puls, Mary Eldora Synovec, Billy Leggott, James Leggott, Sherle Leggott, and Anna Mae Wade.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Fort McPherson National Cemetery with Rev. Josh Brown officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 13 from noon-8 p.m. with the family receiving friends 6-8 p.m. at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home. A memorial mass will take place in May 2021. Fort McPherson guidelines restrict attendance to 25 and masks are required. The graveside will be livestreamed on Adams & Swanson’s Facebook page. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and online condolences can be left at adamsswanson.com.