Doris Via
1939 - 2020
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August 30, 1930

October 14, 2020

Doris Fay Via, 81, of Colonial Beach, passed away at her home on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

Born in Pulaski, to the late Robert James and Hazel Melinda Kane Via, she attended Radford College. She retired from Eastern State Hospital where she had worked as an Activity Director of Rehabilitation Services before moving to Colonial Beach. Antiques were a passion and she collected and sold them for many years. She enjoyed sports, especially football and golf, and loved to travel. She cherished time spent with family and friends.

Among her survivors are her siblings, Marie Keesling of Roxboro, N.C., Betty Bratton of Coshocton, Ohio, Jack Via of Pulaski, Va., Gene Via (Jenny) of Tucson, Ariz., and Bonnie Matherly (Roger) of Colonial Beach, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Doug Via.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 2300 Fall Hill Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, or Visiting Angels, 1952 William St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Mary Washington Hospice and Visiting Angels for the care and comfort they provided.

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Published in Roanoke Times on Oct. 18, 2020.
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October 21, 2020
You were a wonderful cousin. Never forget your sense of humor and smile. Fun times we had in Pulaski.
Sterling Kane
October 18, 2020
Bonnie, what I remember most about Aunt Doris is working for her when she was working with the recreation dept. in Pulaski. I worked many a night in the concession stand at Calfee Park. She will be missed. Steve
Steve Via
October 17, 2020
My condolences to the family. May God continue to bless you & strengthen you during this difficult time.
Lena Cherry
October 16, 2020
To Bonnie and Roger, Sincere sympathy for the loss of a very special lady. You remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Sylvia Snow
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