Doreen Church

Died: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017


Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Apr. 22, 2017
Location: St. Andrews Episcopal Church


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Doreen Church, a long-time resident of Harney County, died January 25th in her home at the Narrows with her family by her side.
She was born January 4th, 1934 in London, England. There, she enjoyed gardening, trips with family to the ocean and worked at a floral shop.
She met Pat Church, who was there during the Korean war, in Wellingborough where they married.
Doreen and Pat moved to Harney County in 1956.  She expressed much pride in becoming a U.S. citizen and learning how to drive where she finally attained her driver’s license.
She belonged to the Harney County Extension Agency, the Eastern Star and the American Legion Auxiliary. She  also attended Saint Andrews Episcopal church.
Her hobbies were cooking, gardening and raising animals on the ranch at the Narrows.  She loved being a good mom, preparing food and socializing, and often invited people to her home for sweet tea and her famous peanut butter mallow bars. She especially loved going to the Steens mountain for picnics and fishing in the Blitzen River with family.  
She was proceeded in death by her husband, Pat, who passed in 2010.  Doreen is survived by her daughter Jackie Drinkwater and son-in-law Bob of Burns; son Dean Church of the Narrows; grandsons Dustin of La Pine, Oregon and Taylor and Dylan Church of Burns; Nephews Lloyd and Melissa Church from Vancouver, Washington; Gary and Rhonda Shelton of Morrow, OR; Andy and Debbie Church of Damascus, OR;  Ron and Patty Church of Gresham, OR. and Mike and Lois Shelton of Bend, OR.
Doreen is also survived by many relatives in England, including her three sisters, Joan, Sandra and Christine and nephews David and Stuart Banford.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 22nd, 1PM, at Saint Andrews Episcopal church, 393 W. A street in Burns.
Donations may be sent to St. Andrews Episcopal church, Harney County Hospice or a charity of your choice.

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