Doris Ann Troxel

5 entries
  • "Doris was my neighbor growing up and what a wonderful..."
    - Liz Schenk
  • "Of all the people I met and worked with in my years at..."
    - Kenny Lee
  • "Doris was a very bright and compassionate lady. I have many..."
    - Norman Danat
  • "I've missed Doris. I knew her through BPW and AAUW. Many..."
  • "Doris Troxel was a beloved member of American Association..."
    - Donna Roberge
The Guest Book is expired.
Service Information
Vancouver Funeral Chapel | Funeral Homes Vancouver WA
110 East 12th Street
Vancouver, WA

September 18, 1922 ~ March 23, 2015
"Doris will be remembered as a highly educated,
intelligent and professional lady, who was passionate about education and the environment."

Doris Ann Groth-Troxel was born Sept. 18, 1922 in Clark County, WA, on what is now 164th Avenue in Vancouver. She was born in the same house and same bedroom as her father. Doris lived in Clark County with her parents, Arthur and Dora Groth, and her sister, Alice Groth.
Doris passed away peacefully, with family at her side, on March 23rd, 2015 in Tualatin, OR.
Doris spent most of her life in Clark County, graduating as Valedictorian from Battle Ground High School in 1940. She attended Clark College, graduating in 1942. In 1944, Doris enrolled at Washington State University and graduated in 1946 with high honors and her Bachelor of Arts degree.
In 1946, Doris began her professional career at Clark College, where she served for 30 years before retiring in 1976.
Doris married Eugene Troxel in 1953, and was sadly widowed in 1960. Doris and Gene had no children.
In her retirement, Doris remained extremely active. She was an avid gardener and traveler, visiting places like Great Britain, Australia, China, the Galapagos Islands and Africa. Doris belonged to many organizations, including Business and Professional Women, Hardy Plant Society of Oregon, Battle Ground Garden Club, American Society of University Women, Clark College and WSU Alumni and The First Church of Christ Scientist in Vancouver, to name a few.
Doris was an active alumni of Clark College and quietly sponsored several scholarships. In 2007, she received the Clark Alumni of the Year Award and was honored during the Clark College Alumni Dinner. When the award was announced it was stated, "Few Clark College graduates have exhibited as much dedication to their alma mater and their home community as Doris Troxel."
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister.
She is survived by first and second cousins and close friends.
Visitation will be at Vancouver Funeral Chapel, Thurs., April 2, from 1:00p.m.-4p.m. and the memorial service at the same location will be Fri., April 3 at 11:00a.m.
Please sign her guest book at:


Published in The Columbian on Apr. 3, 2015
Give others a chance to express condolences. Not right now.
Funeral Home Details