Doris Brookshire


May 30, 1921 - Jan. 20, 2013

Doris Elizabeth Murray was born in Alderson, OK, to Jasper C. Murray and Eula (Eakin) Murray and was raised in Bache, OK. Doris moved to Portland, OR in 1941, and married Kenneth F. Brookshire in 1943. She held many jobs in the Portland area, from operator-owner of a beauty shop to bookkeeping and apartment manager with Rose City Realty.

In 2007, Doris moved to Bend, OR, to be near her sister-in-law, Frances Brookshire.

An avid sports enthusiast, Doris loved to fish and watch sports. She held season tickets to Portland hockey teams for over 40 years.

Doris is survived by her nieces, Michele Steward and Vicki Kerr of Bend, Debra Murray of Philomath, OR; nephews, Marvin Murray of Philomath, OR, JC Hinton of Vancouver, WA, Mel Hinton of La Jolla, CA; and many more nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life for Doris will be held February 9, 2013, at 12:00 (noon) at Community Presbyterian Church, 529 NW 19th St., Redmond, OR. Wear your favorite sports team shirt or red in her honor.

Arrangements were handled by Niswonger- Reynolds Funeral Home, Bend, OR. Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701 or OSU Foundation Center, 707 SW Washington St. Suite 500, Portland, OR 97205.