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Doris Pauline Crim

February 29, 1924 - August 4, 2012

Doris Pauline Crim, 88, of Forest Grove, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale.

Doris was born February 29, 1924 in Burleson County, Texas to Charlie H. Rogers and Roxie Ann Springer Rogers. She made her arrival into the world weighing a little over two pounds. Thought to be stillborn, Doris was wrapped in a blanket and placed beside the fireplace. Some time later someone heard subtle squeaks coming from the tiny baby in the blanket. It is no wonder she was later nicknamed Tuffy.

Doris attended school at Sand Grove, Sipe Springs and Blackjack. Prior to marriage she worked at a mattress factory in Taylor, candling eggs for the government and was a waitress at Max’s Sweet Shop in Rockdale.

Doris was introduced to her future husband, Charles Rolin Crim, by a friend. During their courtship Charles would drive from the oil fields in Falfurrias to Rockdale. Most of their courtship was spent with Doris sitting in the front seat of Charles’ car while Charles slept in the back seat. After three months of courting, Charles asked Doris to go back to Falfurrias with him. She told him she couldn’t do that because people would talk. Charles then proposed by saying “We’ll fix it so they won’t talk”. They were married August 29, 1947 in the Apostolic Church in Rockdale by Rev. Millard E. Brown.

Doris enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing. Of these, her legacy is fishing, a passion she passed on to her children. Countless fishing trips will be among our most treasured memories. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Rolin Crim on August 8, 1995; her parents; her siblings and their spouses, Barbara Edney (Weaver), Bernice Shelander (Carlton Doss), Alpha Morton (James), Alfred Rogers, Charlene Wilhite; five nephews and two nieces.

She is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Hall of Forest Grove, Connie Jarrell of Bulverde, Carol Wandel and husband Wade of Lexington; Son, Travis Crim and wife Cathy of Forest Grove; Grandchildren, Grady Hall, D’Ann Woolverton and husband Gary, Michael Jarrell, Jr. and wife Lori, Donna Moore and husband Michael, Ashley Brown and husband Dustin, Callie Wandel; Great-grandchildren, Clint Hall, Sadie Woolverton, Jake Woolverton, Pamela Berg, Katie Jarrell, Cody Jarrell, Clay Jarrell, Kimberly Schedlbauer, Ashley Nephew, Courtney Moore, Cason Brown; Brother-in-law and Sistersin law, June Rogers; Betsy Dugan, Sue Whiteley, Jerry and Faye Crim, Iona Crim, Myra Crim, Tennie Crim.

Services were 10:00 a.m.Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at the Forest Grove Christian Church with Rev. Calvin Springer officiating. Burial followed in the Forest Grove Cemetery.

Serving as Pallbearers were Grady Hall, Michael Jarrell, Jr., Charles Edney, Buddy Morton, Tommy Doss and Ronald Davenport.

Family wishes to thank Priscilla Revilla, Mom’s home health aide and Standards Hospice for their compassionate and loving care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Texas Parks and Wildlife, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744, or visit their website at www.tpwd.state.tx.us.

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