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Doris Susan King passed away Friday, April 22, 2016, at Seacoast Nursing Home. She was 91 years old.
Doris was predeceased in death by a daughter, Beverly Ann King Wood in 1999; her brother, Frederick Chipman in 2010; and her sister, Rheta McKinley in 2015. She leaves behind her devoted sister, Virginia Marlin and her husband, Paul of Reading, Mass.; her three loving daughters, Marci Staudte of Cedar City, Utah, Janis Johnson of York, Maine, and Susan Hawes and her husband, Ronald of Georgetown, Mass. She also leaves behind her cherished grandchildren, Cyndi Bennett of Wells, Maine, Mark Bennett of Kittery, Maine, Kendra Staudte Graves and her husband, Mike of Cedar City, Utah, Kevin Staudte and his wife, Amy of Cedar City, Utah, Keith Staudte of San Jose, Calif.; along with her two great-grandchildren, Juergen and Ella; and many cousins.
Doris enjoyed life to its fullest. She was an avid walker, enjoyed gardening as a hobby, and loved to read. She was always full of surprises and fun her smile would brighten anyone’s day. She enjoyed trying anything new “just because." Doris was a long-time member of the Eastern Star, volunteered with numerous organizations, and loved to travel. Doris drove herself back and forth between Massachusetts and Florida annually for over 15 years to visit her mother in the winter months. She took bus rides across the country and to places like the White Mountains and Maine, and she also loved long rides in the country and by the seashore. She was an amazing woman whose memory will be treasured by all who knew her.
The family will have a celebration of her fabulous life on Saturday, May 14, at 11 a.m. at The Annisquam Village Church on 820 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA. Friends and family are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Seacoast Nursing Home, 292 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA 01930. For online condolences and register book, please visit www.pikenewhall.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle Street Gloucester.
Published on  May 11, 2016
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