Dora Belle Showalter
1918 - 2016
Lakewood Funeral Home
900 Santa Fe Ave
Hughson, CA
Dora Belle Showalter
July 19, 1918 - Dec 10, 2016
Dora Belle Showalter age 98 was born July 19th, 1918 in Witonka, South Dakota to Grant and Elizabeth Catherine Tooker. Dora passed peacefully away and entered into her final resting place with her heavenly father on December 10, 2016. She was preceded in death by the light of her life & loving husband of nearly 74 years, Marion Franklin Showalter as well as her only daughter Kollene. She is survived by her 3 Grandchildren Kristina Pyatt of Riverbank, CA, Cynthia Bilyeu of Concord, CA. & Shawn Bilyeu of Lompoc, CA and 8 Great-Grandchildren and 3 Great-Great Grandchildren. Dora was a homemaker and a lifelong member of the Empire Church of the Brethren. In 1964 Dora and Marion became volunteers for the Brethren Volunteer Services and traveled to Nigeria, it was to have been a two year stay however they remained in Nigeria for a total of 19 years retiring in 1983. Once home she continued to serve the church in many areas, including the opening and closing and ongoing church camps ~ Camp Peaceful Pines located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Services will be held privately with family.
Published by Modesto Bee on Dec. 21, 2016.
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Marion and Dora were wonderful friends during our time in Empire. We send our love and prayers to the family.
Elsie & Ken Holderread
January 13, 2017
The family of Elverta Smith Stanley, cousin of Marion and Dora send our sincere sympathy. Dora will be missed. She was a lovely lady and a beautiful soul.
Dianna Bates
December 21, 2016
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Lakewood Funeral Home
December 14, 2016
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