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Doris C. Forrette
July 2, 1921 – December 27, 2014

Stayton – Doris, 93, died December 27 in Turner. She was born July 2, 1921 on the family Dairy Farm in Stayton, to Floyd and Cora Crabtree. Doris attended Stayton High School until moving to Salem in 1937. After graduating from Salem High School in 1939, she did undergraduate studies at Willamette University, and University of Washington, graduating from Oregon State in 1944.

Doris married Francis (Frank) Forrette on July 15, 1944 in Salem, prior to his going overseas. While he was gone, she worked as an assistant dietician feeding Army and Navy personnel at Oregon State as well as doing graduate studies. In 1947 they moved to Stayton and owned and operated Stayton Auto Supply for more than 40 years. They were co-founders with two other couples of the Stayton Christian School.

Doris was preceded in death by Frank on March 17, 2012. She loved working in her garden and landscaping. Summers were filled with canning and freezing all the produce. Doris enjoyed spending time playing board games and doing jigsaw puzzles. Winter was spent on many kinds of sewing projects and supplying transportation for the children’s activities. Sunday’s she would be teaching Sunday School classes and working in the nursery.

The past 40 years with the family grown, many hours were spent reading, especially the Bible. At an early age, Doris excepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior and looked to him each day for guidance.

She is survived by children: Joan Morley of Stayton and Russell (Carol) Forrette of Stayton; grandchildren: Cassie Morley of Olympia, WA, Ranee Forrette of Wilsonville and Carrie (Michael) Boschler of Sublimity; great-grandchildren: Greta Morley-Dixon and Coner Boschler; brother: Dale Crabtree of Eugene and sister: Maxine Bullock of Salem. Doris was preceded in death by brother, Roe Crabtree.

Memorial service will be Friday, January 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Stayton Christian Church. Private interment in Lone Oak Cemetery, Stayton. Contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.  The family would like to thank Turner Retirement Homes staff and the staff of Hospice Care of the Northwest for their outstanding care.  Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.
 


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