Doris Margaret Darrah

October 22, 1921 – August 22, 2013 Services: Patuxent Presbyterian Church Friday, August 30, 2013 4:00 PM Memorial Service Doris Margaret Darrah, 91 of Charlotte Hall, MD died August 22, 2013 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Charlotte Hall, MD. Born October 22, 1921 in Saranac Lake, New York, she is the daughter of the late John Charles Darrah and Ila Dennevera Hall Darrah. In 1940, Doris graduated from Saranac Lake High School, Saranac Lake, NY. On February 16, 1943, Doris enlisted in the Woman’s Army Corp (WAC) where she proudly served her country until her honorable discharge in September 1947. She completed basic training at Fort Oglethorpe, GA. She attended administrative school in Richmond, VA before being assigned to Tinker Field, OK and then Newark, NJ. She was discharged at Fort Dix, NJ. Doris received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics in 1949 and her Master’s in Education in 1950, both at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. Doris was employed by the Board of National Missions of the Presbyterian Church as a teacher for Mary Holmes Junior College in West Point, MS from 1951 to 1957. Then she moved to Maryland where she taught math from 1959 to 1965 at Hancock High School in Hancock, MD. She continued teaching math from 1965 until her retirement in 1982 at Esperanza Middle School, California, MD. Upon retirement she volunteered for the St. Mary’s County Public Schools, on the elementary level, until 2001. She also tutored students for many years after school and during summer months. Doris dedicated her life to teaching children to understand and love math. She developed many math games to help them more quickly learn math and to show that learning could be fun. Doris is survived by her sister, Barbara Darrah of Saranac Lake, NY, and many friends. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sisters, Muriel Waterstraat, Helen Pond, Marion Darrah, and Norma Stevens; and her brothers, Philip Darrah, Donald Darrah and James Darrah. A Memorial Service will be celebrated by Rev. Mike Jones on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at Patuxent Presbyterian Church, 23421 Kingston Creek Road, California, MD 20619. Interment will be held at a later date in New York. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Patuxent Presbyterian Church, 23421 Kingston Creek Road, California, MD 20619. Condolences to the family may be made at Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD

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