Mary Edith Doeker Lester, age 87, passed away on Monday, March 28, 2011.
She was born in Covington, KY, to Albert and Rose Longstreet Doeker on July 2, 1923. Her family later moved to Louisville, KY where she graduated from the University of Louisville in 1947. She had been a resident of Lake Charles since 1955, along with her late husband of 62 years, Archie Louis Lester, MD. Mrs. Lester was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood Chapter BA and a former member of the Calcasieu Parish Medical Auxiliary and Associates. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her four daughters and their families, Shevawn Grindol and husband, Stephen and their son, Dylan all of Lake Charles, Dedrah O'Neal and husband, Russell and their children, Dru, Spense, and Ali all of Lake Charles, Mariet Cyrus and husband, Michael and their children, Maura, Mary Audrey, and Marshall all of San Francisco, CA, and Kerry Ribbeck and husband, Buzzy of Lake Charles; one sister, Betty Massa of Cookeville, TN; and a brother-in-law, Charles Beasley of Louisville, KY.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church in Lake Charles. Rev. Betty McGehee and Rev. Pat Lyle will officiate. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. that morning at the church prior to the service.