Thursday, November 15, 2018

OBITUARY: My Maternal Great Grandmother, Doris (Doll) Davis (1921-2018)

Doris Jean Davis
Redding, CA

Our beloved NANA, Doris Jean (Doll) Davis was born in Redding to Eugene Clinton Doll and Annie Erva (Meyer) Doll on August 4, 1921. She died in Redding on November 3, 2018 of natural causes surrounded by her family. She was the family's beloved matriarch at 97 years old.

Doris was a descendent of five Shasta County pioneer families recognized by the Shasta Historical Society, who settled in the area between 1849 and 1872. Doris was honored in February 2004 by the Society through the Pioneer Plaque Program. An honor bestowed for over 70 years of residency and heritage in Shasta County. It was one of her most cherished honors celebrated with family and friends.

Doris spent her early childhood living on Willis Street until her family moved to Chestnut Street, an area which was then known as the Breslauer Addition. She attended school at Pine Street School in downtown Redding.

Doris was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Nancy (Davis) Stevenson Mort (2005); granddaughter, Lori Stevenson (2000); and, great-great-grandson, Jason Tuggle (2009). She is survived by her son-in-law, Dennis Mort of Sacramento and three grandchildren: Cindy (Sam) Nelson, Carlton E. "Gene" Stevenson, Jr. and Sheila Stevenson all of Redding. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren, sixteen great-great-grandchildren and many extended family.

Graveside services will be held on November 19 at Lawncrest Memorial Cemetery. Viewing and slide show will be from 10-12:45 and graveside services will follow at 1 pm. Friends and family are welcome at graveside. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shasta Historical Society, 1449 Market Street, Redding, CA 96001.

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Published in Redding Record Searchlight on Nov. 14, 2018

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