In memory of
Doris Fae Walser O'Neill
Read More
In memory of
Doris Fae Walser O'Neill
Doris Fae Walser O'Neill Centralia, WA. - In loving memory of Doris Fae Walser O'Neill, who was born to Verdi Loran and Thelma Fae (Emert) Walser in Spokane, Washington on October 12, 1928 and passed away on January 19, 2019. She was the granddaughter of Andrew Jackson Emert and Lillie Mae Miller Emert and Evan C. Walser and Nellie Celia Hughart Walser. She moved to Salem, Oregon with her parents and sister Betty when she was four years old. She attended Grant Grade School, Parrish Junior High, and Salem Senior High. She attended Willamette University where she pledged Delta Gamma and graduated with a degree in Music Education in 1950. She married fellow music major Robert Hugh (Bob) O'Neill on August 27, 1950 and making their home in Centralia they enjoyed 68 years together. In addition to being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a homemaker, Doris was involved with many activities. She taught piano lessons in her home and served as a den mother for her son's cub scout troop. She belonged to Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution, P.E.O., and Ladies of the Round Table. Doris was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, and served as a deaconess, choir director, soloist, organist and bell ringer. Doris and Bob spent many happy hours exploring the country in their R.V. and enjoying the sunshine of their winter home in Palm Desert at Oasis Country Club. Doris's hobbies included roller skating, bowling, skiing, oil painting, ceramics, doll-making, sewing, knitting, travelling, gardening and trying to play the violin and learn the computer. Doris developed an interest in genealogy at about age 7 or 8, when a discussion on what she should call her maternal grandmother led to many stories about her family's exploits in the Washington Territory. She was especially proud of having proven a connection to Revolutionary War Soldier Frederick Walser, her 4th great grandfather (Verdi Walser, 1901-1981 - Evan C. Walser (Nellie Hughart), 1870-1944 - Solomon Walser, 1849-1920- Henry Thomas Walser, 1822-1902 - Thomas Walser, 1798-1864 - Frederick Walser, 1760-1837) after seven years of researching. One of the legacies she leaves for her descendants is decades of research documenting their roots. Doris leaves behind her husband Bob, son Robert H. O'Neill, Jr. (Loretta), daughter Debra Jo Pine (Richard), seven grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 am, February 16th at Mountain View Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers the family asks memorials be sent to Mountain View Baptist Church, 1210 Belmont Ave, Centralia, WA 98531.
View Full Obituary ›
Services Provided By
NEWELL-HOERLINGS MORTUARY
205 W PINE ST
CENTRALIA, WA 98531-4225
Past Services ╲╱
opt299:
opt312: Original
In memory of
Doris Fae Walser O'Neill
Doris Fae Walser O'Neill Centralia, WA. - In loving memory of Doris Fae Walser O'Neill, who was born to Verdi Loran and Thelma Fae (Emert) Walser in Spokane, Washington on October 12, 1928 and passed away on January 19, 2019. She was the granddaughter of Andrew Jackson Emert and Lillie Mae Miller Emert and Evan C. Walser and Nellie Celia Hughart Walser. She moved to Salem, Oregon with her parents and sister Betty when she was four years old. She attended Grant Grade School, Parrish Junior High, and Salem Senior High. She attended Willamette University where she pledged Delta Gamma and graduated with a degree in Music Education in 1950. She married fellow music major Robert Hugh (Bob) O'Neill on August 27, 1950 and making their home in Centralia they enjoyed 68 years together. In addition to being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a homemaker, Doris was involved with many activities. She taught piano lessons in her home and served as a den mother for her son's cub scout troop. She belonged to Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution, P.E.O., and Ladies of the Round Table. Doris was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, and served as a deaconess, choir director, soloist, organist and bell ringer. Doris and Bob spent many happy hours exploring the country in their R.V. and enjoying the sunshine of their winter home in Palm Desert at Oasis Country Club. Doris's hobbies included roller skating, bowling, skiing, oil painting, ceramics, doll-making, sewing, knitting, travelling, gardening and trying to play the violin and learn the computer. Doris developed an interest in genealogy at about age 7 or 8, when a discussion on what she should call her maternal grandmother led to many stories about her family's exploits in the Washington Territory. She was especially proud of having proven a connection to Revolutionary War Soldier Frederick Walser, her 4th great grandfather (Verdi Walser, 1901-1981 - Evan C. Walser (Nellie Hughart), 1870-1944 - Solomon Walser, 1849-1920- Henry Thomas Walser, 1822-1902 - Thomas Walser, 1798-1864 - Frederick Walser, 1760-1837) after seven years of researching. One of the legacies she leaves for her descendants is decades of research documenting their roots. Doris leaves behind her husband Bob, son Robert H. O'Neill, Jr. (Loretta), daughter Debra Jo Pine (Richard), seven grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 am, February 16th at Mountain View Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers the family asks memorials be sent to Mountain View Baptist Church, 1210 Belmont Ave, Centralia, WA 98531.
View Full Obituary ›
Services Provided By
NEWELL-HOERLINGS MORTUARY
205 W PINE ST
CENTRALIA, WA 98531-4225
Past Services ╲╱
Sort
100% Money Back Guarantee
Need Help? Have Questions?