Doris Yvonne Padilla Seals went home to the Lord with family by her side at 3:56 p.m. Dec. 20, 2012 in Fort White.
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She was born Jan. 19, 1938 in Everglades City to Walter A. and Amelia (Gomes) Padilla.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Amelia and three brothers Walter "Buddy" Padilla Jr., Curtis Ray Padilla Sr. and Robert Joseph Padilla.
Doris is survived by three brothers, Frank Padilla Sr., John William Padilla and Jack S. Padilla; two sisters, Marjorie L. Shankle and Rosa Lee Peiffer; two sons Wyley G. (Deborah) Seals IV and Jock A. (Erlita) Seals; three daughters, Cheryl A. Seals, Tina M. (Gilberto Lebron) Bloom and Casha D. (Kevin Shaffer) Seals; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Doris attended college without receiving a degree, and held a variety of jobs outside the home but always considered herself a homemaker. Doris made her home in Chiefland having settled there in the late 1970s. She was an avid reader and a sharp wit. She enjoyed her family and loved to crochet and sew for them. She busied herself with all manner of craft projects – sewing a quilt top, crocheting a blanket or creating one of kind doll houses for her grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at the Knauff Funeral Home in Chiefland Dec. 28. Interment was at the Sonshine Memorial Garden in Bell.
Arrangements were under the care of Knauff Funeral Home-Chiefland.
Published in Chiefland Citizen on Jan. 3, 2013