Doris Louise (Younkin) Leeling

Photo courtesy of photographer Chuck James
Photo courtesy of photographer Chuck James

(December 16, 1923 - July 18, 2011)


The Lusk Herald
July 20, 2011


Death Notice - Doris Leeling

Doris Leeling, 87, of Manville, passed away Monday, July 18, 2011, at Niobrara Health and Life Center in Lusk. Services are pending. Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A full obituary will be printed at a later date.


The Lusk Herald
July 27, 2011
Doris Louise Younkin Leeling


Doris Louise Younkin Leeling died Monday, July 18, 2011, at the Niobrara Health and Life Center. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place by Dorisí request. Burial of ashes will be at the Dellview Cemetery in Manville, Wyo. following the memorial service at the Manville Community Alliance Church Tue., July 26, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., with Pastor Brent Venable officiating.

Doris was born at Hat Creek to Loyde and Stella Younkin on December 16, 1923. Doris was educated at Hat Creek and graduated from Lusk High School in 1941. She attended teachers college in Spearfish, South Dakota in 1942. Doris graduated in 1943, receiving her teacherís certificate.

Doris married Charles Allen Leeling on July 24, 1942. Allen and Doris owned and operated Allenís Conoco filling station in Manville. They built the present home in Manville.

Doris taught grade school; and worked many years at the Ben Franklin Store, and at Whitakerís Western Wear Clothing Store. Doris cooked and did waitressing at the Diner Cafť, Duckís Unlimited (Triangle Four), the Six Arrows (3 Sisters), and the Fireside restaurant.

Doris attended the Manville Community Alliance Church, and she was a dedicated member of the Manville Homemakersí Club. Doris helped prepare many, many funeral dinners, plus various club activities.

She loved gardening, and fishing off the banks (not from boats, as she had a fear of water). Doris enjoyed cooking, her friends and family, and especially her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her sons, Edward Allen of Crawford, Nebraska and David James, of Manville, Wyoming; daughter-in-law Ann Marie Leeling of Lusk; sisters Nellie Jones of Casper and Norma Bruegger of Van Tassel; grandchildren Matthew John Leeling of Gering, Nebraska; Andrew Michael Leeling of Omaha, Nebraska; Nick Leeling of Omaha; and Troy Leeling, address unknown; and great-grandchildren Austin Leeling of Omaha, and Kadence Leeling of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Allen; sisters Merle and Ruth; brothers Vernon and Roy; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family requests memorials be sent to the Manville Homemakersí Club or to the Manville Community Alliance Church.




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