Doris Morby
1929 - 2021
Boren-Conner Funeral Home
Hwy 69 South
Bullard, TX
Memorial service
Jan, 22 2022
Trinity Lutheran Church
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Doris Mae Morby
Doris Mae (King) Morby, born July 5, 1929, died peacefully in her Tyler home on December 24, 2021 at age 92. Born in Clarksdale, MS to the late Leon T. and Evelyn Mabel (Watts) King, she was the oldest of six children. Her family moved to Pasadena during the war, and she graduated from Pasadena HS in 1947. Doris met and married Glenn Herbert Morby in 1949, and they made Houston their home (and Trinity Lutheran their home church) until moving to Tyler in 1967. This December, Glenn and Doris celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary.
After raising four children, Doris took up tennis. In her seventies she competed nationally in doubles with her tennis friends. She played board games tirelessly with her 11 grandchildren, but as much as she loved them all, she did not let them win.
With soon-to-be 18 great-grandchildren, this matriarch was treasured and beloved. Her faith was central to her life, and she stayed highly involved in her church, Trinity Lutheran in Tyler, into her nineties. Neighbors, friends, strangers, and tradesmen were all considered family. Ready to move from this life, Doris and Jesus chose the Christmas season. It's been a wonderful life!
Doris is preceded in death by her parents, brother William King, and granddaughter, Chelsea Elizabeth Morby. She is survived by her husband Glenn, daughter, Kathy Smith (Steve [Snuf]), and sons, Steve (Kerry), Tim (Joannie), and Greg (Pam). In addition, grandchildren Shannon Michaelis (Derek), Aaron Smith (Elise), Shane Smith (Lindsay), Ginger Ciminello (David), Valerie Morby, Clay Morby, Hilary Cook (Jeffery), Grant Morby (Courtney), Amy Morby, Carter Morby (Emily), and Dawson Morby (Hannah); sisters, Kathryn Fischer, Anne Landry, Sue Fontenot, and brother, Paul King; as well as many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Doris will be held on January 22, 1:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tyler, TX. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity of your choice.
Published by Houston Chronicle on Dec. 30, 2021.
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Memorial service
Trinity Lutheran Church
Tyler, TX
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Boren-Conner Funeral Home
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You and your family are in our prayers. May God comfort you during this time.
Robert and Joy Adams
January 19, 2022
Uncle Glenn and Kathy, Steve, Tim and Greg and families; Our condolences for your loss. Doris was a great lady and I always enjoyed her...her care, her laugh, her love for her Lord and Saviour and her family. In recent years I have learned what a special person she was in my own mother's life, and for that, I will be eternally grateful. She is having a great homecoming! Prayers and love for all.
David & Roberta Fischer
January 7, 2022
Esther, Jeff, Prod Srvcs Gang
December 30, 2021
Mr. Greg, so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Esther and Jeff
Esther Jimenez and Jeffrey Circle
December 30, 2021
Glenn and family, we extend our sincere sympathy, and pray The Lord will comfort you during this time of grief.
Billy & Nancy Larson
December 29, 2021
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