Doris Marie Van Houten McDonough passed away in the loving arms of her youngest son on August 5, 2012. She is survived by her sons, William, George, and Christopher, as well as their spouses, five grand-children, four step-children, and one foster son,
Doris was born on February 24, 1938 in Patterson, New Jersey to Henry and Matilda Van Houten. She was a stay-at-home mom until her youngest were in grade school, then she joined the work force as a book room clerk, secretary, yard duty, and ran the career center at Live Oak High School for the majority of her career. She enjoyed bowling, roller skating, gardening, teaching, and animals of all kinds. One could find her whistling to the birds outside of her kitchen window and taking in stray kittens. She was an accomplished seamstress and made afgahns and quilts which she passed down to her sons and grandchildren. She loved being a mother and looking after others. She mothered each child she met at school and her home was open to anyone who needed a place to stay. She was generous with anything she had and loved to help and serve others. Her greatest joy was to see her children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by those who knew her. We all take comfort in the fact that we know she is in the loving arms of her mother, father, and our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Funeral services will be held in her honor on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1790 East Dunne Ave., Morgan Hill. Doors will open at 10:00 A.M. for gathering in the chapel and the service will begin at 10:30 A.M.