Doris Annette Wombold passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on June 25, 2019.
Doris just celebrated her 75th birthday and 55th wedding anniversary on June 7th with family and friends. She was born to Clay and Lillian Hales on June 7, 1944, in Malta, Montana, the fourth of five children. Doris was raised on a farm in the Larb Hills, East of Malta. She grew up helping with cattle, horses and crops. She attended school in Malta.
She worked in High School as a waitress at Lang’s Café in Malta. She later followed her sister, Gloria, to Butte, beginning her passion as a caregiver while working as a CNA at St. James Hospital. She moved back to Malta and married Stanley Wombold on June 7, 1964. She worked at Lang’s Café until giving birth to a daughter, Ann in 1965. She then worked for Valley Cleaners until her son John was born in 1966. Over the next 49 years, she worked for Ken’s Thriftway, Coast to Coast, Gaffney’s and the Malta Hospital as a CNA.
She was a hard worker, caring and giving person. She became an EMT because she loved by help those in need and continued with that passion over 28 years. During that time, she taught many CPR and First Aid classes as a certified instructor as well as driving the ambulance. She was very active in her church, lending a hand wherever needed. She was an active board member with the Malta Food Bank and a proud member of the Red Hatters.
She was adventurous, loved life and lived on her terms. Some adventures took her to Paris with her niece, Patricia, where she viewed the Mona Lisa and drank espresso at a street café. She took a trip to Oahu with her niece Patricia and daughter Ann in March of 2017, where she found her love of parasailing, Pina Coladas and an extreme fear of zip lining. She loved fishing, gardening and water skiing with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clay and Lillian; her brother, Kenneth Hales; her sisters, Gloria Watson and Mareath Hales. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Stanley Wombold of Malta; her daughter Ann (Otto Fauth) Wombold of Glasgow, MT; her son, John (Rachel) Wombold of Butte, MT; her brother, Norman (Judy) Hales of California; her granddaughters, Lynnel (Ryan) LaBrie, Kayla (Paul) Warren both of Malta and Alexandra Wombold of Butte; her grandsons, Landen (Angel) Shettel of Malta and Michael Wombold of Butte; her great-grandchildren, Kaden, Karlie, Kenzie and Kallie LaBrie, Lyla, Taylor and Lillian Warren all of Malta; her brothers in law, Don Wombold of Malta and Roger (Myrna) Wombold of Virginia; her sister in law, Barb (Gene) Omdahl of Malta; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.