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Doris White Norris Fairbanks Conklin

Female 1927 - 2016  (89 years)

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  • Name Doris White Norris Fairbanks Conklin 
    Born 3 Jun 1927  Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 15 Sep 2016  Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Donated body to University of Kansas Medical Center for research Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23807  Rossville
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2019 

    Father Henry White 
    Mother Osie Stephens White 
    Family ID F6846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Harvey Richard Norris,   b. 22 Jul 1924, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1985, Chowchilla, Madera County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Divorced YES 
     1. Wendel W Norris,   b. 23 Nov 1945,   d. 7 Apr 2003  (Age 57 years)
     2. Harvey R (Ray) Norris,   b. 18 Oct 1947,   d. 19 May 2002  (Age 54 years)
     3. Chuck Norris
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2018 18:29:01 
    Family ID F6847  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Joseph L Fairbanks,   b. 27 Nov 1915, St. Clere, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1996, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 1974 
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2018 18:27:22 
    Family ID F6845  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Wesley E Conklin,   b. 26 Sep 1921,   d. 1 Jul 2010  (Age 88 years) 
    Last Modified 16 May 2018 16:28:53 
    Family ID F7520  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Obituary- Fairbanks, Doris
    Obituary- Fairbanks, Doris
    June 3, 1927-September 15, 2016
    On September 15, 2016, after a brief illness, Doris passed away at home in Rossville, Kansas. She died peacefully and she was surrounded by her loving family and her loyal pets.
    Doris was bom on June 3, 1927, in Roswell, New Mexico to Henry and Osie White (nee, Stephens). She was one of fourteen children. Doris married Richard Norris and they moved to Northern California in 1946. Employment opportunities led them to relocate to Southern California. Doris worked as a Certified Nurse’s Aide for over a decade. That marriage ended in divorce.
    In 1974 Doris moved to Emmet, Kansas and married Joseph Fairbanks. Together they bought a home in Rossville. Doris and Joe traveled throughout the country and enjoyed their retirement years together. Joe preceded her in death
    Doris loved music, especially country western. She played the Violin, Mandolin and guitar. In 1980 she joined two friends and formed a Trio that were billed as “Old Time Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers.” Doris also loved gardening, maintaining her home and the serenity of her small community. A typical day ended with her in a recliner, with popcorn, Pepsi and her dogs, Tatum and Tuffy in her lap. It wouldn’t be complete without her watching a western television program. Life was good!
    Doris was preceded in death by three sons: Wendell, Ray and Chuck Norris. Doris was also preceded in death by ten siblings Brothers: Carl, Liniol, Johnny and Henry Jr. Sisters: Versa lee, Ester, Kittie, Ruth, Betty and Helen.
    Survivors include, her son, Richard Norris (Carol), Arkansas, and daughter, Margaret Norris of the home. She is also survived by her brother, Dale, Roswell, New Mexico; sisters, Margaret Jo Garrett (Bob), Crescent City, CA. and Betty Jean (Cecil) Gumm, of Titusville, FL.
    Doris donated her body to The University of Kansas for the advancement of medical science. A graveside service will be held at a later date, not yet determined. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Humane Society.
    Doris loved her country, family and her pets. She was humble, loving and kind. She will be missed, especially, by those who called her Mother.