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ALL IN A DAY'S WORK COUPLE FINDS TIME TO MAKE WORLD BETTER.

Byline: - Brent Hopkins

STUDIO CITY - Lloyd and Doris Dent will happily discuss sometimes-taboo subjects like politics and religion, but they don't like talking about themselves.

The two politely demur when asked about their community involvement. But if they did want to talk, they'd have plenty to say.

Lloyd chairs the charitable foundation at Sherman Oaks United Methodist Church. Doris works to make its facilities more accessible for the handicapped, raises funds for scholarships with the Valley University Women and serves as secretary of the Valley Grassroots for Democracy.

At Christmastime, they go caroling to sick congregants. For 20 years, she gave up time out of a packed schedule to serve on the board of the church's nursery school.

Married to Doris for 45 years, Lloyd, a semi-retired attorney, gives her credit for prodding his conscience to be more progressive. Doris doesn't think she's any different from anyone else, just someone who cares about the community in which she lives.

``I had a job where I worked 70-75 hours a week, so when I retired, I figured I could work 40 hours for free and still come out ahead,'' she laughed. ``It depends on whether you want to spend your retirement watching TV or doing something worthwhile.''

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Lloyd and Doris Dent, members of the Sherman Oaks United Methodist Church, are humble about their active community involvement.

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