Doris Freepons Adele Norman

11/13/1918 — 01/08/2014

From Kennewick, WA, US | Born in Woodside, MT

Doris Freepons Adele Norman

Doris Freepons Norman went home to the Lord on January 8, 2014. She was born in Montana on November 13, 1918 and spent her early years in Walla Walla, Washington. Doris graduated Whitman College and later went on to attend the University of Washington where she achieved a Master's Degree.

Doris was a school teacher for over 30 years at Sealth High School and Renton Votech College and devoted her life to teaching and education. She adopted two children later in life and continued her quest of teaching and education through arranging numerous trips, both domestic and abroad, for her children and other family and friends. Every trip was planned around education of the particular region and included the United Stated, the pyramids in Egypt, wildlife refuge in Zambia, and cities throughout Europe, Russia and Mexico. Doris ensured all generations of her family experienced at least one trip.

Doris was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Elizabeth McElvain, brothers; Richard, Edward, Gaylord, and Donald, and sister, Marion. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Brad and Dottie Norman, son-in-law Tim McElvain and granddaughter Katie McElvain.

A private graveside service will be held Monday, January 13, 2014. A Celebration of Doris' Life will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Memories at Sunset Event Center located at 915 Bypass Highway in Richland. The Celebration of Life is open to all.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice, 1480 Fowler Street, Richland, WA 99352.

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  • A dear friend as well as sister-in-law

    God greeted Doris with open arms I am sure!

    Bette Freepons Fread
    November 4, 2014
    Walla, Walla, WA, United, States
  • We never had a dull conversation with Dear Doris. Enjoyed her sharing major decisions in her life and how she utilized world travel to bless many young students.—During our last visit she said, “I don’t want to be a bother.” So, our loss, Heaven’s gain.

    Ken and Jan Dorman
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA
  • So sorry to hear about her passing on. Doris will be dearly missed by all that knew her. She was always such a warm spirited person with so much energy.

    Jeff Kinne
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, USA
  • Aunt Doris made the world a more interesting and exciting place. When I was a child, she took me to see a South American banana boat arrive at the Port of Seattle. There were Ecuadorian sailors everywhere and the bananas were still attached to long stalks. Wow! What a memorable experience…one of many.

    Alys Freepons Means
    November 4, 2014
    Prosser, WA, USA
  • Always an adventure with Doris. She wanted her family to have the opportunity to experience many things-opera, traveling through France, watching a silent film in a theater and fishing in Canada to name a few.

    Susan Freepons Eisenhower
    November 4, 2014
    Selah, WA
  • A dear friend as well as sister-in-law

    God greeted Doris with open arms I am sure!

    Bette Freepons Fread
    November 4, 2014
    Walla, Walla, WA, United, States
  • We never had a dull conversation with Dear Doris. Enjoyed her sharing major decisions in her life and how she utilized world travel to bless many young students.—During our last visit she said, “I don’t want to be a bother.” So, our loss, Heaven’s gain.

    Ken and Jan Dorman
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA
  • So sorry to hear about her passing on. Doris will be dearly missed by all that knew her. She was always such a warm spirited person with so much energy.

    Jeff Kinne
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, USA
  • Aunt Doris made the world a more interesting and exciting place. When I was a child, she took me to see a South American banana boat arrive at the Port of Seattle. There were Ecuadorian sailors everywhere and the bananas were still attached to long stalks. Wow! What a memorable experience…one of many.

    Alys Freepons Means
    November 4, 2014
    Prosser, WA, USA
  • Always an adventure with Doris. She wanted her family to have the opportunity to experience many things-opera, traveling through France, watching a silent film in a theater and fishing in Canada to name a few.

    Susan Freepons Eisenhower
    November 4, 2014
    Selah, WA