Services to celebrate the life of Melba Shugart Doan, 95, will be Friday, April 23, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Pioneer Memorial United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at White Church Cemetery directed by Starbuck Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Melba was born December 7, 1925 in Blair, Texas to Lester and Ada (Berry) Shugart and passed from this earth on April 20, 2021.
Melba attended Merkel schools. She married Clayton Doan, November 18,1942 in Bakersfield, California while Clayton was actively serving in the Air Force. They made their home in Blair/Merkel, Texas and then moved to Ft. Stockton, Texas and Sonora, Texas. Upon Clayton’s death, Melba returned to Merkel, Texas and then settled in San Angelo, Texas. Melba worked in the food industry most of her life. She always enjoyed cooking for family and friends, playing cards and gambling.
Melba is survived by fourteen children: Danny Doan of San Angelo, Texas; Mikey Doan(Ann) of Midland, Texas; Phillip (Kathy) Doan of Merkel, Texas; Nelda Toliver of San Angelo, Texas; Donnie Doan (Joyce) of Merkel, Texas; Tommy Doan (Mary) of San Angelo, Texas; Terry Sue Wiggins (Keith) of San Angelo, Texas; Mary Ann Herd (Mitch) of San Angelo, Texas; Nancy Davenport of Flower Mound, Texas; Judy Lloyd (Robert) of San Angelo, Texas; Jeff Doan (Lana) of San Angelo, Texas; Johnny Doan (Tammy) of Eldorado, Texas; Mark Doan of San Angelo, Texas; Tim Doan of Pensacola, Florida. Melba is also survived by 28 grandchildren; 51 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren, sister-in-law Emma Shugart as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and special friends.
Melba was proceeded in death by her parents Lester and Ada (Berry) Shugart; in-laws DC and Laura Doan; brothers Duane and Dale Shugart; husband Clayton Doan and son-in-law Jim Toliver.
Memorials may be given to: American Cancer Society, 3228 College Hills Blvd., San Angelo, Texas 76904 or Kindred Hospice, 116 W. Concho Avenue, San Angelo, Texas 76903.
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