Life Story / Obituary
Doris was a lifelong resident of Holland. She enjoyed small town living and the beauty of living along the lakeshore. She had a deep faith in her Savior, Jesus Christ, and a deep love and dedication for her family which included sons and daughter in-laws Stephen and Annee Harrington, Les and Kathy Skinner; daughter, Joyce Bowen (Skinner) and Nancy Creekmore (Skinner) many grandchildren, great- grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Doris' love of music has been passed along to her children and she has been particularly proud of her son Stephen who has been able to share the gospel through his talent of writing and performing music. She also had a love of collecting Michigan lighthouse memorabilia and salt and pepper shakers from across the United States.
The last few years as dementia dominated Doris’ ability to clearly connect her past and her presence, she found peace and tranquility at the cabin in Reed City with Les and Kathy. The birds, the gentle breeze blowing through her hair, and the warmth of the sun peeking through the dense canopy gave her quiet enjoyment. “Dish”, the family dog, welcomed her each morning encouraging her to rise and find value in yet another day.
Doris was preceded in passing by her husband Charles Skinner; sons, Donald Skinner and Robert Skinner; brothers, Harold Harrington and Robert Harrington and parents, Irvin and Lois (Pickering) Harrington.
You are welcome to join the family for a light luncheon being served at the Salvation Army – Clover Street between Eighth Street and Chicago Drive following the service.