In memory of
Doris Honour Gerard
Doris Honour Gerard: Artist, Author, Historian Charleston - Doris Honour Gerard, 97, of Charleston, South Carolina, widow of Lt. Col. William Frank Gerard, US Army, entered into eternal rest, surrounded by her family and friends, Sunday, February 12, 2017. Visitation will be Thursday February 16, 2017, from 4:30-6:30pm, at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL. Her Funeral Service will be held Friday, February 17, 2017 at St. John's Lutheran Church at 2pm. The Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, where her beloved remains will be laid to rest next to her husband, Frank. A reception will be held at 817 Clearview Drive immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. John's Lutheran Church. Doris was born March 22, 1919 in Greenville, South Carolina, daughter of the late John Henry Honour, and Ola Keasler Honour Jackson. In her first book, "Doris remembers with amazing clarity and in remarkable detail the challenges, struggles and adventures of her early life while growing up in South Carolina during one of America's most tumultuous, historic periods." The setting bridges the years from The Great Depression, days up to and including her marriage to Frank on February 28, 1942. Doris plaintively reminds us, "Threads of memories tangle at times, and when they do, we must pause to savor each memory as we carefully untangle the threads and weave them into the tapestry of our lives." --Unknown Her memories of life as an Army wife take us into her second novel, which describes the joys and pain of WWII. The final unfinished manuscript, begins during her trip to Japan with little Billy so they could join Frank in the forest of Nara. The final chapters will be published posthumously upon completion. Doris is survived by her son, Lt. Colonel, US Army William F. Gerard, Jr. and her daughter-in-law and "best friend," Thalia A. Gerard of Mount Pleasant, SC. There are two adult grandchildren: Michele G. Shuler and William Frank Gerard, III; and eight great-grandchildren, ranging in age from 8-21. It was her passion and love for these children that actually inspired her novels to be left as her legacy to her family. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston
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