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Dorris Parke Schrank

Austin, Texas

Feb 6, 1917 – Oct 15, 2016 (Age 99)


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Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North - Austin Obituary

We celebrate the life and gift of Dorris Parke Schrank, Mommy Dorris (D), our wonderful mother, mentor, and friend. As we think about Mommy D, the words that come to mind include loving, caring, giving, working, inspiring, and laughing. She almost made it to the age of 100, she was 99 when...

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Dear Kent and Karon,

I regret I have seen Dorris' obituary and learned of her passing so late. My brother Bill shared it with me today. I have so many happy memories of family times together as a young child as well as later when I worked in Schrank's lab at UT in the summer.

Please accept my condolences and know I am thinking of you. I can only imagine Dorris and my mother, Jane Combs, sitting under the trees,in lawn chairs with a cold drink, laughing and enjoying...

I regret that I just saw this announcement. Mrs. Schrank was by far one of my favorites at AHS. I was one of those nerds who took every esoteric math class offered - elementary analysis, matrix algebra - to name a couple. She taught 'em both. Wonderful lady, extraordinary teacher. I have thought of her often over the nearly five decades since we attended AHS. Rest in Peace, Mrs. Schrank.

Kent and Family, Your Mom, Mrs. Dorris Schrank, lives in our memories of Austin High School. She was such a good teacher, always fair and inspiring. Both Joe and I had multiple math classes with her, and they were fun as well as educational. She was even willing to exempt Joe from his last final, as he was the only one in the class without the final average to be exempt! You probably remember that, as I think you were in our class too! May God bless her and keep her. With...

Blessings to your family. What a lady Dorris was. I had the privilege of knowing Dorris as a colleague when I was the librarian at Austin High and also as the mother of two fortunate students, Meri and Rob, who had her as a teacher. After we both retired, I would see her at Randall's across from Casis and always enjoyed visiting with her. She was the best example of what a teacher and person should be. How fortunate we all were to have had the opportunity to be in her presence. In His...

Looking back over the years, I have so many wonderful memories of Doris. As children you, Kent and I grew up together. Our folks shared the same duplex for many years when we were small. Then the fishing trips to the lake and Easter at Buchanan. Deer lease trips and the guys fishing trips. My folks loved you and your parents so much. Christmas Day afternoon open house and there are just so many memories I will treasure forever. Your mom looked so beautiful in this picture and I will...

As the parent of one of her students and a colleague for many years, I always admired Doris Schrank. She was a great math teacher, a leader in her profession, and one classy lady. She touched the lives of many in very positive ways. You have my sympathy for your loss. Wayne Packwood

I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to teach in the math department at Austin High School with Mrs. Schrank. She was absolutely one of the kindest, most helpful people with whom I have worked. Promoting a sound education for students was always one of her priorities. Her calm, but determined way of getting things done was very admirable. Kent and Karon, I want you to know that she was so very proud of you and your families. I am so blessed that my path in this life crossed...


What fond memories we have of your Mom (and you) when you took guitar lessons as a youngster. What a gracious and loving person. May God bless you and your family.

Wayne and Laverne Wood

My prayers and thoughts are with you all today .. So sorry about your loss as I know she will be greatly missed ..God bless you all.