Doris June Whorton, 83, of Altus, and formerly of Hollis, passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 24, 2013, at her residence in Altus.
Doris was born in Liberal, Kan., on April 28, 1929, to Ted and Clarice Erline (Cox) Taylor. At a family gathering, she met the love of her life, Ted Whorton, and after a short courtship, they were married on Sept. 6, 1946, and spent the next 64 wonderful years together before his death on May 14, 2011. For many years they farmed and ranched in the Dryden Community. Moving to the Friendship Community, in Jackson County in 1968, they farmed and ranched until 2000, when they returned to the Dryden Community. After Teds death, Doris lived in the family home until moving to Tamarack Retirement Center in January 2012. A Christian mother, sister, grandmother and aunt, Doris taught Sunday School at Dryden Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church for many years. Doris loved her family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them, but in her spare time she enjoyed being a member of the Altus Garden Club for many years, sewing, cooking, watching musicals and the preaching of the Gospel on T.V.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Larry Taylor.
Doris is survived by three children, Ronnie Whorton and wife Lyne of Tulsa, Karen Ferguson and husband Stuart of Headrick and Bobby Whorton of Hollis; eight grandchildren, Cheri, Lance, Maria, John, Robert, Josh, Lindsay and Ashley; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Lois Fox of Guymon; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held Monday in the Dryden Cemetery Chapel with Dr. Royce Smith and the Rev. Madison Clinton officiating. Interment will follow in the Dryden Cemetery under the direction of Harmon County Funeral Home of Hollis.
The family ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Doris Whortons name to the Dryden Cemetery Fund.
Online tributes may be made to the family at www.HarmonCountyFuneral.com