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Doris W. Townsend

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Doris W. Townsend Obituary
Doris W. Townsend, 82 of Crystal River, passed away Sunday January 15, 2017 at her home. She was born January 6, 1935 in Palmdale, FL and came to Crystal River as a child. She was the daughter of the late Lulu Effie Hewitt and W.L. Townsend. She was a life-long resident of the area and was of the Baptist faith. She was retired from the Citrus County School System.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Richard, her son Steve and her brother Kenneth. She is survived by her children; Rex Townsend, Glenn Townsend (Cindy), Harold Morton (Betty Lou), Shannon Morton, Nancy Murray and Connie Geiger (William), siblings; Willis Townsend, Dorothy Rogers, Eugene and Mark Rogers, 16 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
In her younger years she was the Crystal River High School homecoming Queen in 1950. She enjoyed school sports and played on the girls basketball team. She was happy outdoors and loved hunting, horseback riding and fishing. She also farmed and raised cattle. She was a very outgoing and loving person, her children meant the world to her and she would do anything for them. In 1998 she married Richard Barchard and he considered her to be the love of his life. They were very close and enjoyed many years together until his recent passing. He was known to say he wouldn't trade a thousand gum wrappers for her.
The family is planning a celebration of life service at 3 PM on Saturday January 21st at the Red Level Baptist Church 11025 W. Dunnellon Road, Crystal River, FL 34428 with a dinner reception to follow at the church. Flowers are graciously accepted or donations in her memory may be given to the church. Strickland Funeral Home with Crematory of Crystal River is in care of arrangements.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Jan. 19, 2017
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