Monday, June 29, 2009

Mabel Doris O'Dell Floyd 1922-2009

Today a few of us said goodbye to our quilting and genealogy friend, Doris Floyd. Doris lived the good life as attested to by her children and the friends who also came to say goodbye. Some of the quilts Doris made were hung on the railings around the rotunda at the cemetery. It felt like Doris was surrounding us.
Doris was a member of Daughters of the Revolution [DAR], Daughters of Union Veterans in Iowa [and in Santa Barbara she was President of Tent #22 in 1992], United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society, and a host of other organizations. Doris was a 5th and 6th grade teacher having earned her teaching certificate in Missouri where she was born. She taught Adult Education classes in sewing and quilting in Santa Barbara. Here are some of the really beautiful quilts she made.

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