Doris Elizabeth Schwehr, a resident of Montauk for 50 years, died on Nov. 4 at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton. She was 85 and had had dementia for a decade, her son, Leonard Schwehr of Montauk, said.
Mrs. Schwehr, who lived on Kirk Avenue, enjoyed Montauk’s beaches and wildlife. She loved her dogs, sports, knitting, and her four grandchildren, her son said.
Born in Rockville Centre on April 17, 1928, to Jarvis and Mildred Helms, she grew up in Boonton, N.J. After high school and her marriage to William W. Schwehr, the couple moved to Montauk in the 1950s. Mr. Schwehr died in 1982.
In Montauk, she worked at White’s Drug Store and the Deep Sea Club, and also did housekeeping, her son said. For a time she was a member of the Montauk Community Church.
Mrs. Schwehr had no siblings. In addition to her son, she is survived by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Two daughters, Diane E. Williams and Janet G. Bahns, died before her.
Mrs. Schwehr was cremated. A memorial service was held on Friday at the Montauk Community Church, the Rev. Bill Hoffmann officiating. The following day, her ashes, along with those of her daughter Diane, were sprinkled at Shagwong Point in Montauk.