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Doris Jean Sims

August 22, 1937 ~ May 3, 2018 (age 80)
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Doris Jean Sims
(Loving NaNa)

Doris Jean Sims, 80, born August 22, 1937, in San Diego, California, was taken back home to God on May 3rd, 2018; She was an angel in the shape of our mom
Doris was a beloved mother, loving Nana and family matriarch. She was the last of the Campbell clan, the youngest of seven sisters and two brothers. Raised in the Imperial Valley as a child, she had to work much harder in life with a severe learning disability. She did not see it as a disability only that she viewed the world a little different than others. She was a military wife for twenty three years where she moved around and supported her husband during the Vietnam War. She later migrated to Boise in 1973 where she spent most of her time as a household engineer, raising family and caring for others.

Doris believed you should love other people no matter what their race, color or their disability and that you should love from the heart, living each day as it comes, one day at a time just doing what Jesus wants us to do. Doris loved life and all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her greatest joy was spending time with family, coloring in books, embroidering beautiful linens to give to others and providing community service to those who needed help or just a friend. She appreciated everything in life!

Doris is survived by her loving family, four daughters; Deborah Dobkins-Keating, Valerie Shriver, Bette Burgess and Donna Sims preceded her in in death, 2004. Her grandchildren, Jeremiah Dobkins, Jacob Dobkins, Jesse Shriver and Jayd Rowles, in addition to multiple great grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank the Elks Rehab facility for giving her a little longer time with us and all the medical community who work so hard to save her life through a short battle. Doris believed in the magic of children; memorials can be made in her name to St. Jude’s, helping families and children.


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