Obituary: Doris Davis

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  • | 10:35 a.m. August 19, 2015
  • West Orange Times & Observer
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Doris (Dot) Coralie Davis, 86, of Gotha, died peacefully at home Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015.

She was born Sept. 10, 1928, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to Thomas J. Smith and Cora (Foote) Adams. Doris was an only child but spent much of her childhood with cousins and grandparents George W. Foote and Ella Jane (Biesechker).

Doris graduated from Manheim Township High School in 1946 and soon after married Thomas E. Davis on Nov. 22, 1947, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

She was a devoted wife and mother who considered herself lucky to be a full-time homemaker. She was raised in the Methodist church by her grandmother, who set the example for her faith. Later in life, Doris attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with her family and made many friends there. 

She enjoyed listening to music, going to lunch, watching her shows on TV and most of all spending time with family. She will be remembered as an impeccable housekeeper and cook, for her personal handwritten notes and always remembering birthdays and anniversaries, all of which she did with thoughtfulness and detail. 

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Ann and Rodger Leroy Anderson Sr., of Gotha; son, Thomas E. Davis, Jr., of Lake Nona; grandchildren, Melissa (Wade) Lowe, Meagan (Eric) Hansen, Benjamin Anderson, Thomas E. Davis III and Michael Davis; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Garrett, Kenley, Dakota and Paxton Lowe, Grace and Ella Hansen, and Jayden Davis.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Rodger L. Anderson Jr., in 1995, and her husband, Thomas, in 1997.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 15, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Apopka-Vineland Road. Burial will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park.


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