Doris M. Tozer Owosso, Michigan Obituary

Doris M. Tozer

Doris May (Porter) Tozer passed away peacefully at “home”, at The Meadows of Owosso. Memorial Services will be held at 3 pm on Sunday, October 31, 2021, at Nelson-House Funeral Home, with Rev. Ray Strawser officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, October 31, 2021, from 2 pm until the time of service. Doris was born May 27, 1932, a tiny preemie, to Floyd and Edith (Carr) Porter. She would be the baby sister of five girls. Doris graduated from Owosso High School class of 1951. She worked several restaurant jobs and also at the Center Theatre before starting as a switchboard operator at General Telephone (GTE/Verizon) where she would eventually retire after twenty-nine years of service. Doris throughout her life enjoyed many crafts including ceramics, which we believe every family member has some of. She loved to counter-cross stitch and making quilts were a great love of which she made many. Doris also traveled up north with her late husband, Lefty, on fishing trips and spent many years with their boat at Houghton Lake. But her favorite outing was “SHOPPING”, she would jump at the chance to go to Flint or Lansing and see what bargains or anything she could find and purchase and books, she loved them and was an avid reader and crossword puzzle fanatic. Probably in later years though her greatest love was riding the buses to the casinos for day or overnight trips. There were Tours by Ruth, Conklin Tours and her favorite Indian Trails every Tuesday to Firekeepers (until covid). Doris was a people person who made friends everywhere and many referred to her as Aunt Doris. We will always be indebted to two Indian Trail driver “buddies” who made her trips so great, Dean and Tom. Dean continued to visit Aunt Doris through covid and she enjoyed their outings for lunch at Culvers’ and then for a ride. Covid did nothing for our seniors but isolated them and if you were fortunate to be able to visit or care for one of your own, you will never regret it. Doris’ family gives a very large heartfelt “Thank You” to The Meadows for their compassionate friendship and care and allowing our family to bring her back home there, after her recent surgery; also to Memorial Healthcare Hospice, and to so many relatives and friends who had stopped by to visit and just try and keep her spirits up as she declined. And, to Shelia, Jato and Patti, job well done, good and faithful nieces, Doris was always appreciative of having all of you in her life. Doris is survived by: nephew, Paul (Jato) Davis, nieces Shelia Steinke, Pat (Martin) King, Kathleen Washburn, Beverly Smith, Janet Bowers, nephew Jeff (Sue) Taylor, and many great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by: her parents, husband Harold (Lefty) Tozer, Sisters, Laura (Cecil) Burley, Eleanor (Ted) Wilson, Joan (Ted) Collinson, and Marion (Vern) Bowers and sister-in-law, Anne Vozar. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shiawassee Humane Society, The Meadows Activity Program, or Memorial Healthcare Hospice.
May 27, 1932 - October 23, 202105/27/193210/23/2021
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Doris May (Porter) Tozer passed away peacefully at “home”, at The Meadows of Owosso. Memorial Services will be held at 3 pm on Sunday, October 31, 2021, at Nelson-House Funeral Home, with Rev. Ray Strawser officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, October 31, 2021, from 2 pm until the time of service. Doris was born May 27, 1932, a tiny preemie, to Floyd and Edith (Carr) Porter. She would be the baby sister of five girls. Doris graduated from Owosso High School class of 1951. She worked several restaurant jobs and also at the Center Theatre before starting as a switchboard operator at General Telephone (GTE/Verizon) where she would eventually retire after twenty-nine years of service. Doris throughout her life enjoyed many crafts including ceramics, which we believe every family member has some of. She loved to counter-cross stitch and making quilts were a great love of which she made many. Doris also traveled up north with her late husband, Lefty, on fishing trips and spent many years with their boat at Houghton Lake. But her favorite outing was “SHOPPING”, she would jump at the chance to go to Flint or Lansing and see what bargains or anything she could find and purchase and books, she loved them and was an avid reader and crossword puzzle fanatic. Probably in later years though her greatest love was riding the buses to the casinos for day or overnight trips. There were Tours by Ruth, Conklin Tours and her favorite Indian Trails every Tuesday to Firekeepers (until covid). Doris was a people person who made friends everywhere and many referred to her as Aunt Doris. We will always be indebted to two Indian Trail driver “buddies” who made her trips so great, Dean and Tom. Dean continued to visit Aunt Doris through covid and she enjoyed their outings for lunch at Culvers’ and then for a ride. Covid did nothing for our seniors but isolated them and if you were fortunate to be able to visit or care for one of your own, you will never regret it. Doris’ family gives a very large heartfelt “Thank You” to The Meadows for their compassionate friendship and care and allowing our family to bring her back home there, after her recent surgery; also to Memorial Healthcare Hospice, and to so many relatives and friends who had stopped by to visit and just try and keep her spirits up as she declined. And, to Shelia, Jato and Patti, job well done, good and faithful nieces, Doris was always appreciative of having all of you in her life. Doris is survived by: nephew, Paul (Jato) Davis, nieces Shelia Steinke, Pat (Martin) King, Kathleen Washburn, Beverly Smith, Janet Bowers, nephew Jeff (Sue) Taylor, and many great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by: her parents, husband Harold (Lefty) Tozer, Sisters, Laura (Cecil) Burley, Eleanor (Ted) Wilson, Joan (Ted) Collinson, and Marion (Vern) Bowers and sister-in-law, Anne Vozar. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shiawassee Humane Society, The Meadows Activity Program, or Memorial Healthcare Hospice.

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Sunday, October 31 2021
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Owosso, MI 48867
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31
Funeral Service
Sunday, October 31 2021
03:00 PM
Owosso Chapel
120 E. Mason Street
Owosso, MI 48867
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