Doris K. Hjorth of Piedmont, Calif., died at the Alta Bates Hospital in Berkely, Calif., on Jan. 2, 1978. She had been suffering from cancer for some time.
Born Aug. 2, 1926, she was the daughter of the last Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hink, former residents of Grinnell. She had attended Grinnell schools, and graduated from high school here.
She had worked in Minneapolis as a fashion illustrator, and had attended the University of Minnesota. While pursuing interests in art and journalism in Lima, Peru, she married Jan V. Hjorth of Copenhagen, Denmark. The couple returned to California, finally settling in the Bay area.
In 1967 she joined the staff of the Oakland Tribune as a writer for the fashion department. Prior to her illness, she had been fashion editor for the Tribune for three years. She was twice awarded the LuLu, an award from the Men's Fashion Association and Menswear Retailers of America.
She is survived by her son, Jan Anton; her former husband, Jan V. Hjorth; and four sisters, Wilma Wood of Ft. Myers, Fla., Alice Freeborn of Grinnell, Lois Hink of Montezuma, and Betty Jones of Columbia, Mo.