Doris T. Wyatt

Doris T. Wyatt

10/8/1928 — 11/5/2018

Doris Tackett Wyatt passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at the Guardian Angel Homes in Lewiston, shortly after celebrating her 90th birthday with family and friends. Doris Tackett was born Oct. 8, 1928, on a farm in Bonnerdale, Ark., to Joseph W. Tackett and Effie Johnson Tackett. After graduating from high school at Mount Ida, Ark., in 1947, she met and married John P. Wyatt, her husband of 63 years, who passed away in 2012. The newly married couple moved to Weippe in 1949, where John and Doris raised seven children. They moved to Lewiston in retirement in 1992.

Doris was an avid gardener and quilter whose gardens and canning skills were recognized in local newspapers, and whose artistic quilts raised substantial sums in Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation auctions. She was active for more than 20 years in the Weippe chapter of the Daughters of Rebekah service organization, leading the chapter for a number of years. John and Doris were both proud Truman-era Democrats, and she lived the Rebekah’s creed of friendship, love and truth. She truly believed that love is a most precious gift — the more you give, the more you receive. She will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Sexton and husband Bill of El Dorado Hills, Calif., and Cathy Beach and husband Ted of Burbank, Wash.; and five sons, Bruce Wyatt and wife Jan of Lewiston, Tom Wyatt of Lewiston, John Wyatt and wife Sue of Weippe, Jeff Wyatt and wife Roseanne of Ashland, Ore., and Joe Wyatt and wife Fran of Reno, Nev. Her sister, Shirley Johns, resides in Hot Springs, Ark., and her brother, Fairrel Tackett, lives in Federal Way, Wash.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John P. Wyatt, and five brothers: Cecil, Jake, Jewel, Burleigh and Denver Tackett. Eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren will miss their loving grandma, her warm embraces and her wonderful pies.

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God.” — Romans 8:38.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home & Crematory. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at Guardian Angel and Dr. David Martin for their care and comfort.

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Saturday, November 17, 1:00 PM
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Lewiston, Idaho 83501

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