November 21, 1925 - July 29, 2019 Born in Tennessee Resided in Fremont, California
Doris Frances Van Leeuwen, 93, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 29, 2019 in Fremont, California. She was born in McKenzie, Tennessee on November 21, 1925. She was a Fremont resident for over 40 years. She was preceded in death by parents, Thomas Dudley Finley and Wilcie Carlene West; sisters, Nancy Jane Fuller, Marie Finley, and Margaret Tranum; and grandson Barry Hunnicutt. She is survived by her children, Carlene Murray, Barry Van Leeuwen and wife Sheila, and Don Van Leeuwen and wife Kathy; grandchildren, Denelle Pritchard, Bobby Morgan, Jeremy Van Leeuwen, Morganne Norman, and Jack Van Leeuwen; great-grandchildren, Emma Pritchard, Cole Pritchard, and Maeve Norman; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Doris was an apartment manager and assistant manager for multiple apartment complexes in Fremont, and before that was a volunteer at the Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton, Maryland.
All who knew her were blessed by her kindness, strength, sense of humor and selflessness. Doris was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. She cherished in-laws and their families as well. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling by train, being near the water, dancing, watching the birds on her patio, reading, crosswords, and get-togethers with the Rogers’ family. The family wishes to thank the staff at Regency Square Apartments and Bella Amore, and friends Pam and Val for the wonderful assistance and care they provided to Doris.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life service 3:00 PM, Saturday August 24, 2019 at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538.