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Date of Birth June 11, 1921

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Date of Passing January 15, 2017

Doris Witmer

from Las cruces, New Mexico, United States

Doris Mae Witmer passed away Saturday January 14, 2017 at the age of 95. A memorial service will be Saturday January 21, 2017 at 10 o'clock in the morning at the First Christian Church. Officiating will be Rob Wilson of the Christ Church of Las Cruces, NM. Inurnment will take place, at a later date, in the family plot in Moberly, Missouri. Cremation has been entrusted to Baca's Mimbres Crematory. Doris Witmer was born on June 10, 1921 to Oscar and Naomi Fish in Benton County, Iowa, in the same log house that her mother was born. She attended Benton County schools and Vinton High School then when her family moved to Buchanan County Iowa, she graduated from Brandon High School. Doris attended, what was then, Iowa State Teachers College at Cedar Falls Iowa but did not graduate. In November of 1939 she married Robert Witmer and he preceded her in death August 15, 1992. Three siblings preceded her in death, a sister Rose in 1952, another sister Betty in 2001 and her brother Fred in 2002. One daughter-in-law preceded her in death, Cora Witmer in 2009. In addition, one grandchild, Darla Jo Witmer and one great-grandchild Amanda Paige Sutton also preceded her in death. She is survived by four children, three with spouses, Darrell and Mary Witmer of Deming, Russell and Jane Witmer of Paris Illinois, Linda and David Parkes of St. Louis, Missouri and Stephen Witmer of Deming. In addition, she is survived by one sister, Pauline Hertzberg of Brandon, Iowa. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and a growing number of great-great grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels. Exclusive provider for "Veterans & Family Memorial Care". To sign the online guest book or to send a card, please visit our website at www.bacasfuneralchapels.com.811 S. Gold Ave., Deming, NM 88030. Phone: 575.546.9671
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    Reply Jim m / Jan 23, 2019

    Doris had a life full of love and family. I offer my condolences to all. I wanted to share with you Doris ‘ bright and happy future. It is from God himself. In his word, his son states that all those in memorial tombs and graves will come to life again here with us. So Doris is not lost to us forever. No according to God’s word she is in a sleep from which, like Lazarus, will awaken. The resurrection is a key feature of Jesus ‘ rule and it will be wonderful to see Doris again.

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    Reply Margie M / Jan 12, 2019

    What a marvelous event the earthly resurrection will be! It will be a time of irrepressible joy when families broken apart by death will be reunited! Jesus promises that those in the memorial tombs will come out (John 5:28,29). In harmony with God’s original purpose, those resurrected will have the opportunity to live on a paradise earth (Luke 23:43). This promised future includes perfect health and everlasting life. The Bible says: “The righteous will possess the earth and they will live forever on it.” Psalm 37:29

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    Reply Jim m / Dec 25, 2018

    Two years soon, it was only yesterday we heard Doris laughter. Time has slipped away. It is never time to forgo comfort. What great joy it will be to welcome Doris back to life here with us. Doris has a resurrection guarantee from God himself. Like Lazarus, in the book of John, she will return to life. Not some far off place but to loved ones here on the earth. If that’s not good enough, our Father has also promised to wipe out every tear, pain and death itself. We will enjoy Doris and the rest of our loved ones forever. What a wonderful day that will be.

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