Doris A. Van Fleet
Doris A. Van Fleet

August 5, 1923 - October 2, 2017
Born in Harpers Ferry, Iowa
Resided in Arvada, Colorado
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Doris Arlene Hanson Van Fleet of Lakewood, CO passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at the age of 94. Daughter of the late John & Emma Hanson of Waukon, IA.

Born in Harpers Ferry, IA. Graduated from Waterville High in 1941 and obtained her bachelor’s at Iowa State University. She then continued her education and received a degree from the University of Michigan as a registered dietitian. Doris worked as a dietitian at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, CO before transferring in 1949 to Rose Medical Center in Denver, CO. There she became head dietitian and retired after 34 years.

Doris loved, painting, gardening, meeting people and cooking. Everyone loved to eat and be entertained at Doris & Gene’s! Her biggest passion was traveling the world, visiting over 75 countries. Doris had a smile that could take your breath away!!

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Eugene; daughters, Candace Gail Spaid & Marci Lynn Girin; son-in-laws, Gary & Christophe; and grandchildren, Mike & Karen Spaid and Alexia & André Girin.

There will be a viewing on Monday, October 9, 2017 beginning at 4:00 until 6: P.M. at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 7577 West 80th Avenue in Arvada. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, October 12, at 10:00 in the morning at Glory of God Lutheran Church, 12200 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge Colorado.

Memorial contributions may be made to:

Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church ~ where Doris & Gene were wed
1351 Elon Drive
Waterville, Iowa 52170


Glory of God Lutheran Church
12200 West 38th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033

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Horan & McConaty - Arvada
7577 West 80th Avenue
Arvada, CO US 80003
Monday, October 9, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Glory Of God Lutheran Church
12200 W. 38th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033
Thursday, October 12, 2017
10:00 AM