West Columbia - Doris Mae Lonnegren Stone, age 96, entered into rest on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Doris was the wife of the late Dayton Bryan Stone, Jr. and the daughter of Edward Lonnegren, Sr. and Emma Caroline Meyer Lonnegren. After her mother's death when she was four years old, she was blessed with a loving step-mother, Inez Leon Courtney Lonnegren. Doris is survived by her six children; Dayton "Peb"(Brenda) Bryan Stone, III of Adams Run, Lonne (John) Johanna Stone Heath of Goldsboro, NC, Randal (Ann) McDuffie Stone of Columbia, David (Cynthia) Jesse Stone of Pelion, Robert (Karen) Edward Stone of Cayce, and Mary (Edmond) Martha Stone Rawls of West Columbia,16 grandchildren, 30 great grand-children, brother Robert Courtney Lonnegren of Carlsbad, California, and sister-in-law Louise B. Stone of Manning. She was preceded in death by her brother Edward L. Lonnegren, Jr. of Minden, Nevada.
Doris was born in North Hollywood, California on August 26, 1923. She attended North Hollywood High School and was a member of the Ephebian Honor Society of Los Angeles. She attended University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) until the start of World War II when she began work at the Douglas Aircraft Company. After her father and two brothers enlisted in the Navy, she followed the same path. She became a Naval Wave on March 14th, 1944. While in the Waves, Doris met her husband, Dayton Bryan Stone, Jr. They were married a year later and were blessed with six children. Doris was member of State Street Baptist church in Cayce for over 50 years. Doris was a homemaker, Church Librarian, and a long-time member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
The family will have a private visitation at Thompson Funeral Home on Saturday, February 15th 6 to 8 PM. Graveside services will be held at 3 PM Sunday, February 16th, at Southland Memorial Gardens, 700 W. Dunbar Road, West Columbia, SC.
The family recommends all memorials be made to The Gideons International of which Mr. Stone was a long time member.