Doris Lucille Spurling

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Vancouver Funeral Chapel | Funeral Homes Vancouver WA
110 East 12th Street
Vancouver, WA

December 12, 1922 ~ April 3, 2011

Doris' journey ended on April 3, 2011, with her family at her side. She was born to Claus and Anna Frydenberg in Olympia, WA on Dec. 12, 1922, the youngest of six children.
Doris moved to Vancouver, WA and married Leland Frances Spurling on May 15, 1942.
Doris was always very active. She worked in the shipyards during the war and traveled with her husband while he was in the service.
Lee and Doris were proprietors of Lee's Tip Top Tavern until 1980 when she retired.
Doris enjoyed gardening and working in her yard. She was known as the Norwegian Cookie Lady. She loved to bake and make cookies for everyone she knew and for some that she didn't know. She enjoyed traveling to the beach and Arizona with her daughters, playing cards and sharing her recipes with friends.
Doris was a fun and wonderful wife, mother,
grandmother and loyal friend. She will be missed.
Doris is survived by her two daughters, Pamela Smith (Jerry) and Melodie Seelbinder (Mike); grandchildren, Darsie Slawson, Jason Smith, Scott Wheeler, Matt Seelbinder and Mark Seelbinder; great-grandchildren, Justin Smith, Tayler Smith, Grady Smith, Jake Slawson, Mason Wheeler, Finlee Wheeler, Jarrett Seelbinder, Brenden Seelbinder, Lindsay Seelbinder and Ellie Seelbinder; and one great-great-grandchild, Millie Smith.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Lee; four brothers and one sister.
We wish to offer a special thank you to all the angel's who touched Mom's life with their love, respect and compassion at Vancouver Health and Rehab Center, they were all a blessing.
At her request, there will be no service.
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 6, 2011
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