Doris Arnett Whatcott, 92 passed away peacefully on March 4, 2017 in Mesa Arizona. She was born to Thomas William and Annie Gale Arnett in Franklin in Greenlee County, Arizona on March 30, 1924. She had four brothers, Marvin, Charles, Howard, Fred and one sister, Dorthy. She so loved her family! Doris led a happy, active life filled with family, friends, music, sewing, genealogy and much church service.
In 1949, she married Garth Nelson Whatcott. She was set up on a blind date with him by her best friend and former missionary companion (Georgia Finlinson), who was engaged to Garth’s brother (Carl Whatcott). They were blessed to raise six children, three boys and three girls. Gaylen (Carol), Kim (Tina), Tim (Teresa-deceased, currently Kelly), Annette (Neal), Deena (Ray) and Rhea (Sam).
Doris loved missionary work. She served in the then called, Western States Mission prior to her marriage, and then served three missions with Garth to the Roanoke Virginia Mission, Manila Philippines Mission and Cebu Philippines Mission.
Doris enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her extended family. Her greatest joy was spending time with her loved ones. Her Eternal Companion, Garth, preceded her in death in 2009. We are so excited for her that they have been reunited for all Eternity. Doris has a large and loving family with 38 grandchildren and 89 great-grandchildren and has left them all with a wonderful Legacy of Love.