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Doris E. Fair(1921 - 2013)

Fair, Doris E. Doris Fair passed away on February 14th, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 27, 1921 to Lela Evelyn and Andrew Clarence Fair. After serving in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps in WWII, she served two years as a missionary to Bolivia promoting Christian education. Upon returning to Dallas, she worked for Cokesbury Christian Books for 14 years. She then turned her life to serving her faith and after receiving a Masters Degree became a United Methodist Deaconess and United Methodist Diaconal Minister. She served parishes in Hot Springs, Arkansas and Ashland City, Tennessee, and was the director of the Cookson Hills Center of the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference. In 1995 Doris received the SMU Perkins School of Theology Woodrow B. Seals Laity Award. Doris is predeceased by her niece, Cathy Trapp, and is survived by her sister, Sue Fair Coffey; her nephews and nieces Andrew Fair, Stephen Coffey, Raymond Trapp, Karen and Michael Powell, Clifton Coffey and Janet Tharp; seven great-nephews and nieces; and one great- great- nephew. A memorial service celebrating Doris' life will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at First United Methodist Church Richardson, 503 N. Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080, Reverends Jimmie Mobley and Mike Nichols officiating. Doris' family would like to thank the caregivers at Appletree Court in Richardson, where Doris lived happily for many years. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wilkinson Center, 5200 Bryan Street, Dallas, TX 75206




Published in Dallas Morning News on Feb. 17, 2013
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