VENTURA, Calif. -- Doris M. Pihlaja, 66, Ventura, Calif., died Saturday, May 17, 2003, in Ventura, Calif.
She was born April 19, 1937, in Alexandria. She was an office manager for the Ventura Unified School District for 27 years. She was involved with the Sunshine Optimist Club of Ventura.
Survivors include a daughter, Holly Crown, Vancouver, Wash.; a son, Jay Pihlaja, San Francisco; three grandchildren; and two brothers, Walter Sjolund, Staples, and Douglas Sjolund, Brainerd.
Memorial services will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Charles Carroll Funeral Home in Ventura, Calif., with the Rev. Jon Christenson officiating. Burial will be in Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura, Calif. Memorials are preferred to the Sunshine Optimist Club of Ventura or the Montalvo Library, Cheers for Children, Ventura, Calif.
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