Doris Boblett

Doris Jean Boblett passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019, at the age of 83, in Lincoln, VT.

She was born in Slagle, WV, to Thomas Turner Oney and Emily Susan Brant Oney.

She married Edgar F. Boblett, MSgt. USAF, in Fairlea, WV. They were stationed in Peru, IN, Madrid, Spain, Springfield, MA, and at The Pentagon in Arlington, VA, where they settled to raise their two children. Doris was active in the PTA, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, as well as various church activities. As her children grew older, Doris went back to community college for secretarial skills, and eventually started working for the Social Security Administration. Doris worked her way up in the SSA, and her last job before retiring was as a judicial administrative assistant.

Doris was widowed in 1979, when Edgar died of multiple myeloma at the age of 50. After retiring from SSA, Doris devoted much of her free time to being with her children and grandchildren. She eventually moved to Lincoln to be closer to her grandchildren, where she was always attending their school and sports events. Doris was a resident of Lincoln until 2015, when she moved to EastView in Middlebury, VT.

Doris loved to travel with her family, read, crochet, and listen to music. She was always involved in her local church, as well as a member of the Lyon Park Women's Association in Arlington, and for many years held a number of offices in that organization. Doris always had a smile for everyone she met, and she specialized in making fresh chocolate chip cookies for her grandchildren, and anyone else lucky enough to get one.
Doris leaves behind her son, Benjamin Boblett; her daughter Mary Boblett Wood (Paul); three grandchildren, Emily, Sean, and Christopher Wood; sister, Freda Mae Williams, of Essex, MD; brother, Thomas Oney of Fairlea; along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in Doris's honor may be made to your favorite charity, or to the Christian Appalachian Project, 485 Ponderosa Drive, P. O. Box 1768, Paintsville, Kentucky, 41240, or by visiting them online at

There will be a private family interment in West Virginia, at a date yet to be determine.

Obituary originally published in the February 28, 2019 edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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