Doris D. Stenson
1927 - 2020
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Doris D. Stenson

Fort Collins - Doris was born in rural Nebraska on October 4, 1927.

She met Willard Stenson after WWII and they were married on October 26, 1947 in Hardy Nebraska. They were a farming couple that worked together and had their children during this time. In 1960 they moved their young family to Fort Collins, Colorado and remained ever since. Doris continued to have a soft spot for all things Corn Husker and cheered them on.

Doris and Willard were married for 51 years when he passed away in 1998.

Doris was a nurturing caretaker as shown by her careers throughout her life.

Before her marriage she taught elementary students in a country school in rural Nebraska. She became a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked in Doctor's offices in Fort Collins. When she retired she took care of many elderly people until the age of 85.

Doris was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Collins and served on several committees within the Church. She belonged to Questers and enjoyed attending Church and many other social functions. She is dearly remembered for her 4th of July parties hosted at her home across from City Park. She enjoyed gardening, baking cinnamon rolls, sewing and collecting just about anything. She found value in all people and prized her family.

Doris was proceeded in death by her husband, Willard Stenson and their set of twins, Dean and Darlene Stenson. She is survived by her children, Joyce Stenson, Janene Dellenbach (Mike), Kim Stenson (Linda) and Lee Stenson. Her 5 Grandchildren adored her as well as her 8 Great-Grandchildren.

Doris loved and served the Lord until her death on Earth at age 92.

Memorial contributions in Doris's honor can be made to:

First Presbyterian Church of Fort Collins or Gardens on Spring Creek earmarked for the Butterfly House, and mailed c/o Vessey Funeral Service, 2649 E. Mulberry St., A-1, Fort Collins, CO 80524.

A private family service was held at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Collins.

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Published in Coloradoan from Jun. 23 to Jun. 28, 2020.
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June 28, 2020
Doris was a member of Sarah Circle at First Pres. I remember being impressed with her activity and level of caring for her neighbors in the high rise. They were very blessed to receive her help. She had a bright, cheery disposition. One year her apron collection was the highlight and main focus of our mother daughter banquet. It is great collection; we all very much enjoyed it. I also had the pleasure of having tea and cookies with her twice at her home. Doris was special. I know you will miss her greatly.
Cindy Anderle
Cindy Anderle
June 28, 2020
ou were a beautiful person and such a blessing to my Mother. Thank you to the care & friendship you gave her. Hope you two are having coffee and catching up.
Cheryl & Denny Jorgensen
June 25, 2020
Your Mom was always so sweet to all of us. I see her in you, Janene and Mary and Haley. Prayers to all of you.
June 24, 2020
Such a beautiful picture of your mom and a wonderful tribute to her life. God bless all of you.
Ann Dellenbach
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