Doris Jean Bowman Sanders

Doris Jean Bowman Sanders of Woodstock, VA died on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Blue Rige Hospice Care Center in Winchester, VA. She was 84. At her bedside were her husband and brother-in-law and his wife.Doris was born on June 16, 1930 to the late Casper Allen Bowman and Sarah Barb Bowman in Mount Jackson, VA.

She graduated from the former Madison College with a B.S. degree in Home Economics and earned an M.S. degree from the College of Home Economics of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

She taught Home Economics at the former Triplett High School in Mount Jackson. She also taught that subject in the public schools of Lenoir City, TN and Norfolk, Alexandria and Fairfax County, VA.

Doris was married for 57 years to Felix Sanders of Woodstock, who survives, along with six beloved cats.

An infant son, Mark Sanders, died at birth in 1963.

Doris is also survived by a brother-in-law, James Sanders and wife, Jackie, of Wilson, NC; and nieces, Mary Harpine Vann, Leannah Harpine Comer, Barbara Olinger Royal, Judy Coffman Stickley, Sandra Olinger Milhiser, Karen Coffman Jones, and Deborah Coffman Strickland.

Preceding her were sisters, Anna Bowman Harpine, Mildred Bowman, Evelyn Bowman Olinger, Wilda Bowman Coffman, and Miriam Bowman Rinker.

Doris was a lifelong Lutheran and at her death a member of Emanuel Lutheran in Woodstock.

In accordance with her wishes, burial will be private.

Memorials may be sent to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 Cork Street, Suite 405, Winchester, VA 22601; Emanuel Lutheran Church, 127 E. High Street, Woodstock, VA 22664; or the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, 268 Landfill Road, Edinburg, VA 22824.

Arrangements are by Dellinger Funeral Home, Mt. Jackson.

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2 Condolences to Doris Jean Bowman Sanders

  1. Terry and Ruth O'Neill says:

    Doris was a sweet and caring woman and we feel fortunate to have known her. Our heartfelt condolences.
    The O’Neills

  2. Larry R Showalter says:


    I still feel obligated to calling her “Ms Bowman”.

    Fifty plus years together is a great reward and one which I feel sure you cherish.

    This is not a forever trip, but one which We can look back and savor the good times, love and togetherness.