01/03/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Doris Keene
Doris Elizabeth Keene
Newport News High School Class of June 1942
Friends and Schoolmates,
We have still more sad news this Friday morning. Doris Keene, Class of June 1942, passed away in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday, December 14, 2013 just days before her 89th birthday.
From the Daily Press - 01/03/14:
Doris Elizabeth Keene
OMAHA, NEBRASKA - Doris Elizabeth Keene died peacefully on December 14, 2013 in Omaha, Nebraska.
She was born on December 23, 1924 to James Henry (Sr.) and Nelle Bryant Keene. She was the seventh and last child and the only girl, having six brothers before her. She was definitely her "daddy's little girl".
Doris grew up in Newport News, Va. She graduated from Newport News High School and soon went to work for a local bank. In her twenty's she moved to Richmond, Va. to spread her wings and went to work for Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After a few years she was promoted to executive assistant to the president of BC/BS for the eastern Seaboard. She held this position until her retirement in the late 1970's.
Doris retired to Williamsburg where she had a brother to whom she was very close (Robert Keene) and his family. She loved to antique. She opened a little shop called The Cozy Corner at the Capital Motel. She did many shows throughout Virginia, most memorably at Walsingham Academy. She acquired quite a following. She loved the antiquing trips and always took her faithful companion Corky, a cocker spaniel.
In her later years she enjoyed her family, was an amazing cook, and liked to play bridge. She was a master bridge player. When the time came for her to have assistance for daily living, her nephew, James H. Keene, III and his wife Ruth found a lovely retirement home out in Omaha of which Doris became a resident. She spent her last years in Omaha, James and Ruth were devoted to her and took care of all her needs.
Doris is survived by many nieces and nephews who loved her well and will miss her greatly.
Home of Williamsburg is taking care of all arrangements. The funeral will be
Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Williamsburg at 11:00 AM.
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January 03, 2014
I will miss Doris. When you had Doris for a friend, you had a good and true friend. She was a grand lady. May she rest in peace!
~ Davis Byrd Longsworth, Appomattox, Virginia
Our sincerest condolences are extended to Miss Keene's family and their friends.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Shall We Gather at the River
Shall we gather at the
Where bright angel feet have trod;
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?
Yes, we'll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God.
On the margin of the river,
Washing up its silver spray,
We will walk and worship ever,
All the happy golden day.
Ere we reach the shining river,
Lay we every burden down;
Grace our spirits will deliver,
And provide a robe and crown.
Soon we'll reach the shining river,
Soon our pilgrimage will cease,
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.
"Shall We Gather at the River" midi
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at the suggestion of Fred Field ('45) of CA - 07/14/07
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