In Memory

Doris Fowler (Hoak) - Class Of 1920

Doris Fowler (Hoak)

Doris Fowler Hoak passed away July 1, 2000.  She was 98 years old.

Doris entered the first grade, which was then held in the basement of the high school, and continued on through El Centro and Marengo schools.  She graduated from the high school in 1920.  She graduated from Occidental College in 1924 and later earned a masters degree from Teachers College Columbia University, where she studied to become a social worker.  She worked for Neighborhood House on the Lower East Side of New York in the mid-1920s.  During the Depression, she worked as a social worker in the Los Angeles area.

In 1925, Doris married her high school sweetheart, Edward Warren Hoak, also of South Pasadena.  Mr. Hoak, a well-respected architect and chief designer of the Los Angeles Union Station, passed away in 1978. 

Doris is survived by two daughters, Marcia Vickery of Salt Lake City, and Mary Couey of Alhambra; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.  Doris is lovingly remembered by her family and friends as a kind, caring, and intelligent human being with a wonderful sense of humor and a zest for life.