Doris V. Clough, age 92, of McCook, NE passed away at her home in Highland Park Retirement Community on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
Doris was born near Wallace, the youngest of four children born to Herbert and Esther (Bond) Rowan. She attended first grade in a rural school south of Wallace and spent the next eleven years at Wallace Public School. Doris graduated in 1948 and went on to attend Kearney State College, as it was called at the time, for one year, obtaining her teaching certificate. Doris taught school for two years in rural Perkins County, NE.
Doris was united in marriage to Duane Clough of Wallace on December 23, 1950 in the Wallace Methodist Church. The couple moved several times due to Duane’s job. They lived in Grant, Stratton, Franklin and McCook.
In February 1952, Duane was drafted into the Marines. Doris followed him to California where she lived while Duane completed basic training. Their oldest son, Richard, was born there. While Duane was overseas, Doris and Richard moved back to Wallace to live with her parents. When Duane was discharged from the Marines, the family moved to Holdrege, NE where Duane worked for the Nebraska Department of Roads. While living in Holdrege, sons Rodney and David were born. Doris stayed active in her sons’ lives, volunteering as a Boy Scout Den Mother and a Sunday School Teacher.
In 1970, Duane’s job brought the family to McCook. Doris worked in nursing homes in Holdrege and McCook. She spent a total of twenty-four years working as a CNA. Doris also worked as a teacher’s aide in the special education program at McCook Public Schools.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband of seventy years, Duane, in 2021; her parents; brother, Leonard and wife, Mae; sister, Leona Wood and husband, Roy; sister, Rosalie Brown and husband, Doug; and her sisters in law, Mildred Clough and Doloris Sides.
Those left to celebrate her life include her sons, Richard Clough of McCook, Rodney (Donna) Clough of Wallace, and David (Lori) Clough of Culbertson, NE; granddaughters, Corinne (Dan) Clough/Kaeding of Champaign, IL and Jessi Leak of McCook; grandsons, Stephen (Bethany) Clough of Ohio, Bradley (Jourdan) Clough of Texas, Kyle (Katelyn) Clough, Brandon (Cheridawn) Clough and Tanner (Madisen) Clough, all of Wallace, and Brandon (Laura) Leak of Russellville, AR; great grandchildren, Carter, Campbell, Dylan, Rowen, Mia, Wynnie, Emmie, Zoe, Margot, Kollins, Brinleigh, Clover, Kaizley and Bailey; brother in law, Ward (Pauline) Clough of Colorado and many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
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