Doris Girdner Billingsley

Doris Girdner Billingsley, 100, of Moscow, passed away Monday, May 22, 2023, at Pullman Regional Hospital. Doris was born April 17, 1923, in Chillicothe, Mo., to David and Laura (Flenniken) Girdner.

Doris grew up in Missouri and upon graduation from high school moved to the east coast and attended George Washington University, in Washington, D.C., where she received a bachelor’s degree. It was during this time that Doris met William A. Billingsley and, following their wedding, lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., while he completed his time in the U.S. Navy. During this time, she went to work for the U.S. State Department.

In 1954, after living for four years and starting a family in Des Moines, Iowa, the family moved to Moscow. Doris received her teaching certificate in 1960 and taught for a while for the Moscow School District. Doris later became the assistant to the Dean of Home Economics at the University of Idaho, where she enjoyed many years until her retirement.

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