Date of BirthJanuary 26, 1925

Doris Ellen Garrison Obituary

Date of BirthJanuary 26, 1925

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Date of PassingJanuary 02, 2015

Doris Ellen Garrison Obituary

from Vancouver, Kansas, United States

Date of BirthJanuary 26, 1925

Doris Ellen Garrison Obituary

Date of BirthJanuary 26, 1925

255 Views

Date of PassingJanuary 02, 2015

Doris Ellen Garrison Obituary

from Vancouver, Kansas, United States


Garrison, Doris Ellen 90, passed away on November 2, 2015, at Lakepoint Skilled Nursing Center in Wichita, Kansas. She was born on January 26, 1925, in Ordway, Colorado, to Charles and Georgia Smith. Doris grew up in Ordway, and graduated from high school in 1943. After high school she attended college at Westmar in Lemars, Iowa, and received a teaching certificate two years later. She began teaching 1st/2nd grade at Sugar City, Colorado, for 1 year. She taught later in life an additional 11 years. Doris married Elton in 1945 in Taylor, Nebraska. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary June 3rd of this year. Doris was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church where Elton was pastor. They also were privileged to serve as missionaries in Japan from 1950 to 1960. She enjoyed teaching, playing the piano, bible study, flower arranging, raising her children, and watching sports. Doris is survived by her husband, Elton of Wichita; their children, Sue Lynn of Stillwater, OK, Dana of Wichita, Renee of Wichita, and Andrew of Kansas City, MO; two sisters, Carolyn of Pueblo, CO and Wanda of Norman, OK; grandchildren, Aimee, Emily, Laura Beth, Jacob and Krista; great-grandchildren, Natalie, Makenna, Grayson, Levi, and Griffin. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Georgia Smith of Pueblo, CO; sister, Evelyn of Ordway, CO; brother, Harold of Vancouver, WA; and sister, Dorothy Faye of Pueblo, CO. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, November 7, at Hillside Funeral Home West. The family will be greeting friends and relatives after the service.

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