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Doris E. Gravelyn


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Doris E. Gravelyn Obituary
Doris E. Gravelyn
Resident of Orinda
Doris Elaine Gravelyn passed away peacefully on June 22, 2014 at her Orinda home of 42 years, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. She was born January 17, 1932 in Portland, Maine to the late Doris and William Fischer.
While raising a family, Doris worked briefly as a medical stenographer. Her hobbies included gardening, photography and walking the Lafayette Reservoir. She was active in many community service related activities. She earned her A.A. degree at Diablo Valley College.
With grace, elegance and beauty, Doris will be remembered for pursuing her causes and lending a helping hand to those in need.
Doris is survived by her devoted, loving husband of 60 years, Gordon Gravelyn; her three children, Alison Ritson of Kailua, HI, Lori Clancy of Lafayette and Gary Gravelyn of Orinda; her three grandchildren, Christopher and Caroline Ritson both of Kailua, HI and Gianna Gravelyn of Orinda.
She was a cherished wife, mother and grandmother and leaves behind a legacy of service, love, kindness and wisdom.
Private services will be held.

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Published in East Bay Times on June 29, 2014
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