Doris A. Buford

  • "Dear Ron and family,Because of Doris, I earned my real..."
  • "We only met Doris a few times, but having known Greg for..."
    - Annabeth Stem
  • "I love you, Mom."
    - Greg Buford
  • "Although I only knew her briefly at First UU Church Austin,..."
    - Natalie Freeburg
  • "Our family is getting smaller and smaller. We will miss..."
    - Harvey and Thomasann Butler

Doris Ann Holt Buford passed away in Austin on January 1, 2015, after a seven year battle with cancer. Doris was born at home in San Augustine, Texas, on August 1, 1938, and graduated from San Augustine High School at the age of 15. She earned her bachelor's degree in music and master's degree in education from Stephen F. Austin State University. She then taught school in Texas and in Subic Bay, Philippines for several years. She married Ronald Edward Buford on August 31, 1963, and had two sons Christopher Edward and Gregory Eugene. Doris became a CPA and owned and operated Buford Realty in Conroe with her husband for thirty years. After retirement in Conroe, she had the opportunity to live in Geneva, Switzerland with Greg and his family for one year. She moved to Austin with Ron in 2010 to be nearer to her young grandchildren.

Doris was a member of First United Methodist Church in Conroe for many years and more recently of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin. She was an excellent pianist, an avid reader, and enjoyed genealogy, travel, investing, the beach, and her four beloved grandchildren.

Doris is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Ron, sister Helen L. Wagner, sister-in-law Lala Holt, son Greg and his wife Dana, granddaughter Tiffany Buford Burchett and her husband Seth, and grandchildren Cole Holland Buford, Nina Theekshana Buford, and Samuel Whitton Buford as well as many other family members. She was preceded in death by her son Chris, brother Willie Laried Holt, and parents Lizzie Mae and Willie Eugene Holt.

A memorial service with a reception to follow will be held in Austin on January 31st at 2 pm at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, 4700 Grover Avenue. Memorial dedications in lieu of flowers can be made to Austin Public Library. Information available at (512) 974-7528 or

support-library#novel. Ron Buford contact information: 512-964-0887 or [email protected]

Published on from Jan. 8 to Jan. 21, 2015