Doris Clark Cranmer was born on September 9, 1927 to William O. Clark and Myrtle Annie Dalrymple Clark in Montpelier, Idaho. When she was in the third grade her family moved to Provo, Utah where she completed elementary school, junior high school, and high school. She attended Utah State College for one year before completing her college education at Brigham Young University.
While finishing college at BYU, she met her future husband Joseph Walter Cranmer. Both graduated from BYU in April 1949. Shortly thereafter, on July 29, 1949 they were sealed in the Manti LDS Temple, and moved to Cowley, Wyoming where she taught school for two years. This was the beginning of a 34 year career as an elementary school teacher. The following years included living in Wyoming for 5 years, Utah for another 10 years and Colorado where she resided for 42 years before returning to Utah in 2005.
Doris was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints her entire life, holding a variety of service positions. Doris enjoyed music her entire life. An excellent vocalist, she performed in many capacities including choirs and as a soloist.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Roger, and sister Melba (May). She is survived by her husband Joe, her daughters Patricia (Mack), Debra (Burtenshaw), son Thomas Cranmer, her sister Marrial (Konvicka), 14 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren.
A viewing will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, December 14 in West Jordan, Utah at the Westland Second Ward LDS Meeting house located at 7171 S. 2700 West. A separate viewing will be held at 1:00 pm at the Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E. 200 South in Springville, Utah on Saturday, December 15, followed by a private family funeral service at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow directly afterward at the Evergreen Cemetery in Springville.