Doris Gleason

February 15, 1924 - October 30, 2016

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Doris Huffhines Gleason was born February 15, 1924, in Dallas to John Earle and Bessie Barnett Huffhines. In 1954, Doris married Jerry F. Gleason. And the couple were married 61 years at the time of his death on November 21, 2015. 

During one period of Jerry’s longtime career in the oil industry, the couple left Texas, spending 13 years on the East Coast raising their two daughters before returning to Dallas where they eventually retired. 

During retirement, Doris loved travels abroad with Jerry, visiting many countries in Asia and Europe, including China. She most recently fulfilled a longtime dream of cruising Alaska.

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Doris was most popular among her three granddaughters and family and friends for her love of genealogy of which she passionately spent hours studying and researching. Her devotion inspired her to write the book, The Search for the Ancestry of Joseph Forman, published in 2011. 

Both Doris and Jerry were those kind of people who you were better for knowing. They were from the greatest generation and they personified the godliest persons by the familiar phrase “the salt of the earth.”

She was tremendously kind and generous, she had a wonderful sense of humor, she was extremely intelligent and thoughtful, and she loved to tell stories about her years with Jerry, the kids, and her grandchildren. 

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Doris was the kind of person who thought about others before herself. She was the consummate host and she wanted you to feel like the most important person in the world. 

Doris lost an infant, she lost a daughter before her passing, and she was faithful in a marriage to one person, Jerry, for 61 years. 

Doris lived a full and wonderful life. A life that was filled with faith, and hope, and love.

On Sunday, October 30, 2016, at age 92, Doris went to be with our Lord. 

On March 11, 2019, Doris Gleason’s Death Certificate was amended to “homicidal violence including smothering”.

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