November 17, 1927 - March 22, 2015
Doris Higley passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015 after a long and wonderful life with her beloved husband, Marv, their friends, family and precious dog Razzi. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the only child of Emma and Lester Sparkes, Doris grew up in Watertown, Massachusetts and transferred to Dallas over 50 years ago with her husband. A true lady with an appreciation for good manners, good grooming, good fun and beautiful music, Doris settled into her new life in Dallas as a bride and a transplant from her Massachusetts roots. Among her many skills, Doris was an avid stitcher, a needlepoint expert and crocheted many beautiful pieces for her family and friends. She and Marv traveled when he was with Stouffers Foods Sales Management and following his retirement as well as fostered relationships with friends and family near and far. Doris and Marv enjoyed bridge, ballroom dancing and their much loved and cared for miniature poodles.
Doris is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Marvin Higley, and is survived by her brother in law, Richard Higley, nieces and nephews , great nieces and nephews both in Texas and Florida, family members in Massachusetts, a Godson in Illinois as well as loving friends from her 2 BY 2 Sunday School class, her faithful caregivers, the residents and staff of Monticello West and her wonderful doctors who treated her so caringly over the years.
Doris will be remembered by those she met as a genuine, caring and lovely lady with a greater interest in others than herself.
Her Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 11 at 10 a.m. at the Highland Park United Methodist Church, Cox Chapel, 3300 Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, Texas 75205. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a charity of your choice in Doris’s memory.
Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. NW Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238
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