Age 92, of Myrtle Creek, OR, went home to be with the Lord Friday, May 31, 2013 with her family by her side. She was born in Independence, Oregon on January 23, 1921, to Fred and Gladys Towns. She spent her early childhood there until 1923, when she and her family moved to Silverton, Oregon. She met her husband Maurice while attending high school and they married in 1941. They had three children. The family moved to Myrtle Creek the summer of 1950. Doris was a devoted wife and mother. She loved being at home with her children. Later, when her children where grown, she worked as an Instructional Assistant at Coffenberrry Junior High School for several years. She attended Tri City Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and played the piano. Doris and Maurice enjoyed traveling and camping. They visited Alaska, Mexico, the Caribbean as well as several other stops along the way. Doris loved gardening and sewing. She is survived by Tamara Ware; Sharon Sheldahl (Jim); John Stamey (Cindi); and her brother, Larry Towns (Rose). She had nine grandchildren: Julie; David; Michelle; Kenneth; Laura; Brandon; Mandi; Mandi and John Jacob. They gave her 13 great-grandchildren. She was known as GiGi (Great Grandmother) to them. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Gladys; husband, Maurice; brother, Kenneth; and grandson, David. She will be missed and loved by us all. A special thank you to Alice, Julie, and Carrie of Miller Manor for their special care of Mom, Mercy Hospice for their support to us all, Dr. Mark Phillips for his sincere care and concern for Mom and Winnie Loucks for her love and friendship. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tri City Baptist Church in her honor. There will be a viewing at Mountain View Memorial Chapel on Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Graveside service will be Friday, June 7, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Silverton Cemetery, Silverton, Oregon. A celebration of life memorial service will be held Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Tri City Baptist Church.
Doris Genevieve Stamey
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