Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, as one of four daughters to William and Ethel McDonald, Doris Mae Matthews passed away Friday, November 19, 2021 in Spokane Valley, WA. She had a close relationship with each of her sisters throughout their lives. Each preceded her in death, and she was able to be with each one during the final days of their lives. In 1946 she was married to Ernest H Matthews who preceded her in death in 2002. Their family- Son Brian Ernest (deceased 2005), Daughter Sandra Lynn (Jack deceased 1977) Dicken, son Gregory William; Grandchildren Annette (Scott) Ripley, Michelle (Todd) Hafer, Lisa (Mark) Williams, Stephanie (David) Colombo; Great grand children Angelia (James) Wurster, Tyler Hafer, Joshua Rogers, Maranda Colombo, Harley Colombo, Evan Williams; Great Great grandchild Rylan Rogers; She had numerous nieces and nephews.
Doris was well known for a smile and hospitality. All who visited her home knew how quickly she insisted you sit and have a little something to eat. Her home was always a place of comfort and love she enjoyed housekeeping, cooking, and caring for her family and spoiling her grandkids. Most will remember her candy cupboard; also the beautiful garden they kept for years of fruits and vegetables. She also enjoyed growing flowers one of her favorites the roses at the front of her house.
In 1966 Doris and Ernest bought a beautiful home together that is considered a landmark home. The home was moved from Sprague to 23rd in 1971. Years of memories in this home for family and friends.
About 6 years ago she sold her home and moved to Holman Gardens Retirement Home. Her daughter Sandra and son Gregory were able to care for her in her apartment until the end.
Doris was dearly loved and we will miss her so much. We look forward to death being no more. Revelation 21:4
A Graveside Service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Saltese Cemetery, 17615 East 32nd Ave., Spokane Valley, WA . To leave condolences for the family, please visit Doris's Tribute Wall.