Doris S. Barnes
July 17, 1933-May 18, 2022
Our beloved mother, Doris S. Barnes, passed away on May 18, 2022 at the Porter Hospice Residence in Littleton, CO. She was 88 years old. Dorie was born in New York on July 17, 1933 and grew up in Highland Park, IL with parents Harold and Helen Sherbano. After meeting her future husband, William H. Barnes, at Duke University, the couple married and moved to Menlo Park, CA, where Dorie was actively involved in the Presbyterian Church and in Allied Arts, while also raising three children: Patty, Jeff, and Liz. Dorie and Bill were married for 55 years. After Bill died in 2007, Dorie settled in Highlands Ranch, CO, where she made close friends living at the Vi retirement center and reigned as matriarch extraordinaire to her kids, her daughter-in-law, Lorie, her grandchildren, Josh, Danny, and Jasmin, and her great-grandchild, Briella. Even in the face of a sudden diagnosis of late stage, metastatic cancer, our mom was both gracious and positive, charming hospital and hospice staff alike with her infectious smile and good humor. Dorie loved horses, classical music, movies, and, as she discovered after our dad's death, opera. But what she loved more than anything else was family. We are grateful that we each got to see her and share memories with her before she left us. She will be missed by family, by friends at the Vi, in Menlo Park, and all the other places she touched people's hearts. A family memorial service has been held, and at Dorie's request, no public service will take place. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Porter Hospice Residence in our mother’s name.