Doris Evelyn Crossfield, beloved wife of Al Crossfield, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, Tuesday morning, January 31, 2017 of natural causes. She was born on July 4, 1927, in Santa Cruz, California. Doris was pre-deceased by her brother, Eddie and daughter-in-law, Mary. She is survived by her sister, Marjorie. She and Al were married for 68 years, living almost all of that time in Fair Oaks where she taught first grade at Coyle Avenue Elementary School. Upon her retirement, Doris volunteered at a local Blood Center for nearly 20 years. She was an accomplished pianist and frequently used her talent to entertain there and elsewhere. She and Al were enthusiastic travelers. Their excursions included Japan, China, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, Greece, Ireland, Costa Rica, Brazil, The Panama Canal, Equador, Machu Pichu (Peru), South Africa, Tanzania (twice), England (twice), and the European continent multiple times. They also traveled extensively within the States and have 28 large photo albums chronicling their love of adventure. Doris was always a strong, sweet, kind and cheerful woman with a huge servant heart. Along with Al, her children, Don and Bev, and her grandchildren, Erin, Megan, Jordan, Kristy and Scott were the beneficiaries of her kindness, thoughtfulness and love. She met adversity with an unflagging cheerfulness, optimism and resolve. In lieu of a service or flowers, the family respectfully requests that you honor her life with a contribution to the Shriner's Hospital.
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