2013-01-31 / Obituaries

Doris E. Gauthier

Former Manistique, Mich., resident, Doris E. Gauthier, 89, of Henderson, Nev., died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, in Henderson.

She was born Dec. 20, 1923, in Bascom, Ohio, the daughter of John and Sarah (Schultz) Myers and graduated from high school in Republic, Ohio.

During World War II, Doris served in the WACS.

She was employed as a cabin servicer by Delta Airlines at Detroit Metro Airport until her retirement.

On Dec. 1, 1945, Doris married Gerard W. Gauthier in Detroit, Mich. They lived in Dearborn Heights, Mich., for many years and moved to the Manistique area in 1979 following their retirements. They then moved to Henderson in 1997. Gerard preceded her in death on August 4, 2012.

She was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Manistique, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary in Munising, and Indian Lake Golf and Country Club. She loved to read and garden.

Doris is survived by her daughters, Helen Dawson of Taylor, Mich., and Pennie (Peter) Robare of Henderson; grandchildren, Michelle Dawson of Taylor, and Matthew Robare of Dearborn Heights; sisters, Edith Smith of Henderson, Beatrice Flood of Attica, Ohio, Wanda Bohlin of Tiffin, Ohio and Barbara Rotruck of Genoa, Ohio; along with nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law, William Dawson; grandson, Jeffrey Dawson; brothers, John, Paul and Daryl Myers; and sisters, Gladys Cool, Lola Crowley, Evelyn LaFountain, Lucille Dundore, Lillian Runion and Clara Smith.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the spring at St. Francis de Sales Church in Manistique. Burial will be in New Garden Cemetery.

Messier-Broullire Funeral Home of Manistique is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com.

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