Doris Ann Shaklee passed away peacefully on Friday, November 19, 2021, just 4 days from her 85th birthday. She was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on November 23, 1936, to Wayne and Billie Burgin.
Doris moved with her mother and brother to the family farm in Whitesboro, Texas and graduated from Whitesboro in 1954. Doris attended Grayson College, married Bill West and together they had 3 children, Scott, Annette, and Deborah who passed in infancy. After her divorce she was a secretary for NORAD in Colorado Springs where she met the love of her life, Al Shaklee on June 18, 1975. This union added 3 more stepchildren to their blended family, Matt, Todd, and Paula. After Al’s retirement from System Development Corp. in California they moved back to Texas and settled in Lake Kiowa. Al’s only requirement for retirement was that he could play golf everyday which Lake Kiowa provided. She was very active in the Lake Kiowa Women’s Club and served as Secretary there and for the Volunteer Fire Department for several years. Doris was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served faithfully in many callings including Relief Society, Primary and Young Women’s’ Organization. She loved to plan and attend her class reunion clear through 2019. Doris loved her family and was always there for them up until her illness would not allow her to. She will be truly missed by so many.
Doris is survived by her daughter, Paula, stepson’s, Matt, and Todd. Grandchildren, Nicole “Nikki”, Vick (Cory), Meghan Nash, Danny (Kayleigh) and Chance West. Great-grandchildren, Kayleigh Vick, Zackary Simmons, Lucas Jacobs, Iris, and Daphne West.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Al, daughters, Debrorah, Annette and son, Scott.
Funeral service will be held on November 23, 2021, at 3:00 pm at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Gainesville, Texas. Visitation will be from 2:30-3:00 pm. Interment following at Oakwood Cemetery, Whitesboro, Texas.