Elaine Theresa (Perlinger) Doucette was born Feb. 11, 1943 and went home to be with the Lord on May 16, 2019. Many knew her as Momma D or Grandma D. She was raised on a farm outside of Brainerd MN. She came to Winslow, AZ and married Lynus Doucette in 1962.
They moved around the southwest doing construction work until 1967 where they settled down in Winslow. They raised 5 sons, their pride and Joy, Kelly (Kathy), Kurtis (Stephanie), Keith (Ginny), Klaine (Ann), Korey (Crystal) who all graduated from Winslow High School. She was a very proud and loving mother to her 5 son's, 13 grandkids and 13 great grandkids -- who all loved and adored Grandma “D”.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Mary Katherine Perlinger and her sister Kathleen Gangestad, her brother in law Larry (Bud) Lightner and her grandson Brandon Doucette..
She is survived by her 5 sons; brothers and sisters- Margret (Bud) Lightner, Ann and Spike Namyst, Clara Perlinger, Gary & Gail Perlinger, Larry and Maryann Perlinger, Joan and Wally Thesing and many loving nieces and nephews.
She loved small town life in Winslow, where she was an active member of St. Joseph’s parish for the past 50+ years. She was an extremely hard worker and took pride in her home. She enjoyed her recreation time at different casinos playing slots with friends, her sons and daughter-in-laws. Her gift of hospitality was enjoyed by many with good food and fellowship and usually a good card game or two.
She will be greatly missed and we will never forget her smile and that laugh, but we know she is now fully healed and walking with Jesus. John 14:1-4
Viewing will be held Thursday, May 23 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Greer’s Mortuary Chapel. Holy Rosary will be recited at 9:30 AM, Friday, May 24 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Mass of Christian Burial to be Celebrated at 10:00 AM. Burial will take place at 11:30 AM, Saturday, May 25 at Mountain View Memory Gardens, Mesa, AZ.
Arrangements Under the Care of Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow.