|1||i.||Joan Eleanor Hersey, born in Oakland, Alameda County, California; married Robert Lawrence Olsson in San Leandro, Ca.|
|ii.||Doris Ruth Hersey, married William King in Bogota', Colombia, South America; born 11.|
Notes for Doris Ruth Hersey:|
Dori grew up in Fresno, California. She attended one year of nursing school at San Jose City Hospital School of Nursing and then worked on the mission field in Peru and Colombia, South America. She and Bill met while on a short term mission in Lima, Peru. They were married in Bogota, Colombia, South America.
Notes for William King:|
Bill grew up in the Seattle, Washington, area, and was a friend of Steve Mathews long before they became brothers-in-law. He did missionary work after graduating from high school; he met Dori on a missions trip in Peru. After they returned to the States he worked at various businesses, finally establishing his own business as an import expeditor in the Portland area.
|iii.||Lois Marilyn Hersey1111, married Stephen Roy Mathews; born 11.|
Notes for Lois Marilyn Hersey:|
Lois grew up in Fresno, California. She graduated from Clovis Union High School in 1960 and San Jose Hospital School of Nursing in 1963. She worked as a registered nurse at Children's Hospital in Oakland, Ca. for a few years. She then attended Emmaus Bible School in Oak Park, Illinois. She later worked as a nurse in Gresham, Oregon, for several years. After retiring she volunteered as a counselor at the local crisis pregnancy center.
Here is a little poem Loie wrote when she was 10 1/2 yrs. old:
THE COTTAGE BY THE SEA
There's a pretty little cottage, standing by the sea.
I look at the flowers and they look at me.
There's a pretty little sidewalk leading up to the house
and inside the cottage it's as quiet as a mouse.
There's a pretty little tree hanging overhead.
You can hear it blowing in your ears when you go to bed.
And when there's a storm, a little storm it is -
and you can hear the ocean go up in a fizz!
Notes for Stephen Roy Mathews:|
Steve graduated from Highline High School in Seattle, WA in 1963. He attended Clark College in Vancouver, WA. until 1970, then attended Emmaus Bible School in Oak Park, Illinois from 1963 to 1965. He works as a mechanic on refrigeration, cars, and trucks.
|iv.||Donna Lee Hersey, married Robert Burke; born 11.|
Notes for Donna Lee Hersey:|
Donna, the youngest of "the Hersey girls", spent her childhood in Fresno. She moved, with her parents, to Ben Lomond, California, where she attended San Lorenzo Valley High School. Later, after the three of them moved up to the Bay Area, she graduated from high school in Pleasant Hill. She worked as a secretary for various businesses before marrying Bob. They met while working as summer staffers at Koinonia Christian Conference Center. After their marriage they lived in Waco, Texas, where Bob graduated from Baylor University. They live in Brookings, SD, where Bob has worked at South Dakota State University in various teaching and administrative capacities. For several years they were foster parents, eventually adopting two of their babies (it runs in the family!)
Donna is busy being a mother of preschoolers, participating actively in various church activities, and entertaining college students in their home.
Notes for Robert Burke:|
Bob has a doctorate in clinical psychology from Baylor University. He has taught psychology classes and held various administrative positions at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota.
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