Doris Holmes (Garretson) Gittin
1938 - 2017
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Doris Holmes (Garretson) Gittin, 79, of Strasburg, Virginia, gave up her earthly body for a heavenly one December 15, 2017. 

Doris was born February 1, 1938.  She lived in many places, but spent most of her life in Manassas, Virginia where she raised four beautiful daughters.

Doris found her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in her 30s and became His devoted follower.  A dedicated disciple, she shared Him with many.  Doris served as a prayer warrior, Sunday School teacher, Bible study leader and the head of a Single Adult Ministry.  She wore out numerous Bibles and even spent one year reading the Bible out loud.

Doris was a Campfire Girl leader for many years, impacting the lives of numerous young women and leaving many lasting memories. 

She loved being at the beach or floating in a lazy river, and enjoyed sign language, puzzles, Sudoku and coffee ice cream!  

Doris was employed by the Prince William County School system for 30 years and retired as Secretary of the Board in 1998.   

She spent her retirement years in Strasburg, Virginia where she enjoyed her home nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Shenandoah Valley.

Rejoicing in her rise to Glory, but mourning her departure are her sister, Debbie Ditzler of Islip, New York; her brother, Gary Garretson of Jacksonville, Florida, her sister,  Virginia Hair of Talahassee, Florida; her daughters, Barbara (Gittin) Bushey of Hartwood, Virginia, Eve (Gittin) Newsome of Stafford, Virginia, Ann (Gittin) Adamson of Louisville, Kentucky, Jill (Gittin) Genco of Dover, Pennsylvania and their spouses.  She will also be missed and remembered by her 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.   

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Master's Touch Ministries, 19959 Fort Valley Road, Strasburg, Virginia 22657.

Kuhner Associates Funeral Directors, Inc., 863 South George Street, York, Pennsylvania is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on Dec. 19, 2017.
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December 30, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with you today and beyond today. Doris was a very special friend and I was so hoping to be able to join you for her memorial service, but unfortunately, I worried about snow and mountain roads. I loved Doris's nearly always smiling face and her smiling voice! (That's the only way I can describe her voice!) She bubbled with enthusiasm and love for her children, grandchildren, and yes, for her Lord!
Gayle Yates Wrschnitzer
December 29, 2017
So sorry but was glad that I got to know her. She was a wonderful person. She will be missed by many.
Cathy John
December 26, 2017
I would like to give my condolences to the family my prayers for your loss. I met Ms. Gittin when I worked for school. board she had laugh and sense of humor that would fill a room. I spent many lunches with her as we shared stories of family friends and work. RIP
Virginia Castillo
December 21, 2017
Doris was a wonderful lady. I knew her and her girls for many years in Manassas. Blessings to her family.
Marge Gourlay
December 19, 2017
I am so sorry for the loss of such a sweet lady. I got to know Doris yrs ago through Physical Therapy. She was always so nice and polite. We will miss seeing her. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Wanda Davis
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