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February 21, 1924-
December 7, 2016

Doris Elaine (Warnock) Welch, age 92, went to be with her Heavenly Father December 7, 2016 in Sedro Woolley, WA.

She was born February 21, 1924 in Chicago, IL to the late Arthur Warnock and Alda Greer Warnock.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Morris, along with five of her six siblings.

She is survived by daughter Gretchen (Phill) Strutton of Sedro Woolley, WA, son Thomas (Joan) Welch of Dublin, OH, grandchildren Laine Strutton (fiancé Shoaib Munir) of Seoul, South Korea, Kelly (Tucker) Ranft of Lewis Center, OH, Kyle (Libby) Welch of Dublin, OH, Donnald (Carri) Strutton of Glendale, AZ and Forrest (Kate) Strutton of Bellingham, WA.

Also surviving are beloved great-grandchildren Aiden, Alex and Ainsley Ranft and Kathryn and Nikola Strutton, her sister Marion Pierson of DeKalb, IL and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Doris attended Chicago Public Schools through high school, followed by two years at Sterling College, a Presbyterian college in Sterling, KS.

She then moved to Everett, WA where she met Morris.

Eventually earning her Bachelor's degree from the University of Washington, she spent many years teaching in preschools, Head Start and several elementary schools in the Northshore School District.

She and Morris were founding and faithful members of the First Baptist Church of Bothell, where she played the piano and organ.

After moving to Sedro Woolley, WA they became members of Day Creek Chapel. Besides her family, her greatest joy in life was "serving the Lord by teaching children the truths of Jesus."

A funeral service will be held at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills, 409 Filbert Road, Lynnwood, WA 98036 on Tuesday December 13th at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, P.O. Box 202 Seattle, WA 98111-0202 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Published in Skagit Valley Herald from Dec. 8 to Dec. 9, 2016.
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December 23, 2016
Very sad to hear of your loss, condolences to the Welch family 1 Thessalonians 4:14
December 17, 2016
Please accept my condolences on your loss. May your memories comfort your heart; and God help your family during this time of sorrow. Isa.41:13
December 12, 2016
May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain you during this difficult time. (Isaiah 61:1,2) With sincerest sympathy.
December 12, 2016
May the God that grants comfort grant your family the peace that comes from the knowledge that God "will never leave you" in your time of distress.
Cathryn Mosby
December 12, 2016
My heart goes out to your family in this difficult time. May God's love and tender mercy help your family cope. (2 Cor 1:2-4)
December 11, 2016
My sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one.Please take comfort in God's words at 1Cor. 15:26.

December 10, 2016
So sorry for your loss of your love one. My the God of comfort continue to be with you.
December 10, 2016
I am so sorry for your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this challenging time. (Isaiah 61:1, 2) With heartfelt sympathy.
December 9, 2016
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. One day many will have the opportunity to live again. May the hope of everlasting life sustain and comfort you during this difficult time. (John 17:3)
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