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Doris Farnham, age 85, was born January 29, 1929, in Lundy's Lane, PA. Doris had lived with her daughters in Wylie, Texas, and passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014 ,at Autumn Leaves (Advanced Hospice), in Dallas, Texas. She was the daughter of the late Harry W. and Mabel (Eddy) Salhoff.

Doris was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond Godwin, in 1954, and her second husband, Merlin Farnham, in 2011. She was also preceded in death by her sisters: Irene Kahler, Alice Quigley, Lucille Aldrich, Grace Duda, and brothers: George Salhoff and Gerald Salhoff.

Doris is survived by her siblings: Hazel Peterson, Lois Petri, and Ronald Salhoff, all of Pennsylvania. She is survived by her children: David Godwin of New York, Linda Godwin Szemer of Texas, M. Bradley Farnham of Ohio, and Melanie Farnham Jeter of Texas, her stepchildren: Suzanne Farnham Paul of North Carolina, Michael Farnham of Virginia, and Cathy Moyral of Florida. Doris had 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews scattered throughout the United States.

Doris was a homemaker and a devoted mother and grandmother. She loved caring for her children, she was an avid gardener, and she enjoyed playing the piano and the organ.

Donations may be made in her memory to the , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Calling hours will be held at the Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion, on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., followed by a funeral service there at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Wellsburg. To send flowers, light a memory candle or leave a condolence, please visit www.matterafuneralhome.com.

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Published in the Erie Times-News on July 16, 2014
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