Born on January 30, 1926, at home, in the town of Hebron, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Margaret (Morehouse) Nelson.
Doris attended Granville High School and on November 3, 1950, she married Wallace Petty in Cambridge.
Doris spent most of her life taking care of her family. She deeply loved them and they were the center of her life.
Besides her parents, Doris was predeceased by her twin sister, Dorothy Madison, her brother, Wesley Nelson and several other half brothers and half sisters.
Survivors include her husband, Wallace Petty of Fort Edward; her two children, Dorothy Beecher and her husband, Ed of Glens Falls and Margaret Doyle and her husband, Richard of Hudson Falls; her grandchildren, Todd Beecher, Eric Beecher and his girlfriend, Lauren Ashley, Angela Hogan and her husband, Joe and Matthew Doyle and his wife, Bridget; her great grandchildren, Dalton, Jack and Alexandra Hogan; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, following the calling hours.
Burial will be in the spring at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Fort Edward Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 226, Fort Edward, NY 12828.