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Doris Fenn

November 7, 1922 — November 1, 2014

Doris Fenn, age 91, of Clifton, passed away Saturday afternoon, November 1, 2014,in the Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home, where she had been a resident for the past several years.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 5, in the Lawson Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Reed Justus officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Walnut Springs.

Visitation will be from 9:30 A.M. until service time on Wednesday.

Doris was born in Vernon, Texas on November 7, 1922 to Jesse Earl Deaver and Jessie Lee Wirt Deaver. She had two older sisters, Arlene Gaither and Alene Deaver, who preceded her in death.

Doris grew up in Glen Rose, Texas and attended school there where she graduated from high school. She met and married John D. Fenn. They married on May 11, 1940, in Meridian and spent the next 62 years happily married.

Doris and John D. spent the first nine years of their marriage on the family farm near Walnut Springs, then moved to Meridian where they owned and operated a floral shop. In 1960, they moved to Clifton where Doris operated a floral shop, a ladies apparel store, and a beauty salon until retirement.

She was always active in the community where they lived. She was a long time member of the United Methodist Church and was also active in the Order of the Eastern Star where she held many different offices. She received her 70 year pin for active membership just this year.

After retiring, the couple lived in Glen Rose, Walnut Springs, and Clifton before moving to the retirement home in Meridian. After the death of John D. on August 25, 2002, Doris moved to the Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home where she resided.

Doris is survived by her only child, her son, Jerald and his wife, Mary Lou, of Lakeway; two step-sons, Bill San Marco and wife, Melanie, of Wimberley and Byron San Marco and wife, Treon, of Lakeway; two step-grandsons, Pat San Marco of Durango, Colorado and Sam San Marco of Wimberley; a niece, Peggy Oldham of Glen Rose and nephews, Fred and Rex Gaither.

The family would like to give special thanks to Joyce Ann Davis, who meant so much to Doris and helped her in countless ways for the past 12 years. Also, a special thanks to her "girls" that worked for her at the beauty salon and have been so faithful to her for all these years. She loved all of them. Last, but not least, thanks go to the nurses and staff at the Lutheran Sunset Home for all the constant care and service they provided.

The family requests that in lieu of the usual remembrances, memorials be made to the Clifton First United Methodist Church, 302 S. Ave. E, Clifton, Texas, 76634, or to a charity of choice.

Thoughts and memories may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, 254-435-2792

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