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Mary Alice Jeanmougin Doll

Mary Alice Jeanmougin Doll of Carbondale died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale. She was 90.

She was born July 15, 1912, to Johannah McCarthy and Henri Jeanmougin, into a French neighborhood in Fort Wayne, Ind.

A noted pianist in the area, she had to turn down a music scholarship to help support her family during the Great Depression.



She married Howard Doll of Shreveport, La., on Nov. 30, 1933, in the Notre Dame Chapel, South Bend, Ind., where he was a graduate. He preceded her in death.

They moved to Chicago where Mrs. Doll acted with community theater groups. She had the privilege of acting in one play with John Barrymore.



The family later moved to Stow, Ohio, and Mrs. Doll became an active volunteer in her children’s schools and with the American Red Cross. Her leisure time was spent cheering Notre Dame football games, poring over crossword puzzles and pondering her next bridge hand.

Her imagination was fired by her husband’s stories of the West, where his parents had homesteaded in Wyoming. The Dolls began visiting Wyoming annually. Upon Mr. Doll’s retirement, they moved to Denver, which became the base for the Dolls’ extensive worldwide travels, including the first tourism trip into China.

Mrs. Doll is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Howard Francis IV and Mary Doll of Gettysburg, Pa., and Henry Theodore (Ted) and Sheryl Doll of Glenwood Springs; by daughter Marice Doll and Dick Helmke of Glenwood Springs; and by five grandchildren.

A reception celebrating Mrs. Doll’s life will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Farnum Holt Funeral Home, 405 W. 7th St., in Glenwood Springs. Burial will be at the Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Stephen’s Mission, Wind River Reservation, P.O. Box 278, Saint Stephens, WY 82524, care of The Rev. David Matzko.


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