Vera Ann Doyel age 79 and a 38 year resident of Porterville passed away August 20, 2015 in Porterville. Vera was born February 15, 1936 at Lafe, Arkansas to Otto and Nora Fricke who first came with their family to California to San Francisco in before settling permanently in Terra Bella. Vera attended Zion Lutheran Elementary school and graduated from Porterville High School in 1954.On April 24, 1955 she married Donald Doyel who almost immediately left for four years of service with the U.S. Air Force. Upon Don's military discharge he began a career in the banking industry which took their family to Fresno, Turlock, Gustine, Porterville, Turlock, Fresno, Bakersfield and then finally to Porterville in 1977. Vera was very active in the Porterville community and was a lifetime member and Past President of the Porterville Women's Bowling Association, a member of the River Island Country Club, the Tulare Country Club and the Zion Lutheran Church in Terra Bella. She was very loving, caring, sincere and a devoted wife, mother and Mema. She was preceded in death by her daughter in-law Deann Doyel, brother Doyle Fricke and sister Donna Folks. Surviving family includes her husband of the last 60 years, Don Doyel. Son, Daniel Doyel of Tulare. 2 daughters: Lisa Emerson (Jim) of Porterville and Cathy Rosenwinkel (Larry) of Florida. 3 grandsons: Larry Rosenwinkel ll, Kevin Rosenwinkel, Benjamin Emerson & 2 granddaughters: Shelby Rosenwinkel and Danielle Emerson. 4 brothers, Vernon Fricke (Katherine) of Porterville, Linford Fricke (Miriam) of Porterville. Milton Fricke (Judy) of Hawaii and Gaylen Fricke (Julia) of Porterville. 2 sisters: Delores Lentine (Bob) of Terra Bella and Karen Kerwood (Dennis) of Ducor. Visitation will be 2:00pm to 7:00pm Wednesday August 26th at Whitehurst-Peters-Loyd Chapel. Funeral Services are 11:00am Thursday August 27th at Zion Lutheran Church and interment also at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Terra Bella. Donation may be made in Vera's name to the Zion Lutheran Church Elementary School, 10341 Road 256, Terra Bella.