Doris Douthat
1932 - 2020
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Douthat, Doris 9/4/1932 - 10/19/2020 Saline Doris Helen (nee Nigg) Douthat 88 of Saline Michigan died peacefully at home on Monday. She was born September 4, 1932 to Leo and Helen Nigg in Guttenberg Iowa. She studied and became a Registered Nurse at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and rose to head nurse of Neurosurgery Post-Op there. She won the Mayo Outstanding Nurse Scholarship and used it to attend and graduate from St. Louis University with a BSN. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Dean Z. Douthat. They had four children, two of which, Daniel and Dorian, preceded her in death. She is also survived by two children, Denise Dibbs and Douglas Douthat; her brother Harold Nigg; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Service will be private. In lieu of flowers, please donate in memory of her and of her love for animals to: Humane Society of Huron Valley 3100 Cherry Hill Road Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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Published in Ann Arbor News from Oct. 20 to Oct. 22, 2020.
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October 26, 2020
Doris was such a wonderful sparkly presence illuminating the room. Love and adoration with which Dean looked at her were instantly apparent to anyone. We miss you.
On behalf of friends and colleagues at ENDRA Life Sciences and myself, I want to express our deepest condolences to Dean and the entire family. We love you, Dean!
Dmitry Vasilenko
Coworker
October 25, 2020
Such a beautiful soul!
Such an honor to be in her life
She will be missed dearly!
Brenda Owen
Friend
October 22, 2020
She was one of the sweetest persons that I ever knew. Through happy or sad times, she was always optimistic. Her love of Our Lord was ever-present. Since we were neighbors for many years, our children grew up with hers and Dean's. Since the Douthat's had a large area next to their home, baseball games were played there everyday.One sad day of my life occurred after the Douthat's moved and I walked by their former home. No longer were the baselines of the diamond visible. Memories of cheers and jeers are still fresh in my mind. Rest in Peace ,Beloved Doris.
Trudy Ritter
Neighbor
October 21, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Doris’s passing. She was such a lovely lady to work with and always kept me laughing. Such a personality she had and so many stories! My prayers go to Dean and her family. She will be missed!
Angie VanOyen
Friend
October 21, 2020
I was one of the people who gave Communion to Doris on Mondays. I enjoyed talking with her so much I would sometimes pop in to see here at another time of the week. She had a wonderful sense of humor and always had a story to tell. I have missed seeing her since the pandemic. She and Dean are still in my prayers.
Mary Lou Jenkins
Friend
October 21, 2020
Many of us visited Dean and Doris bringing them Holy Communion from St. Andrews Church. We all thought Doris was the sweetest, kindest woman ever. She and Dean were a very loving couple. We are sorry that because of Covid we have not been able to visit them but our prayers for them never stopped. Our sympathy to Dean and the family, From the St. Andrew Eucharist Ministers ( Jan Corona)
Janet Corona
Friend
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