Doris Dow

08/20/1944 - 10/26/2022


Obituary For Doris Dow

Beloved mother, mimi, sister and friend, Doris Dow, age 78, of Gastonia NC, went to meet Jesus Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center.

Doris was born August 20, 1944. She attended Frank L. Ashley High School where she graduated in 1962. She also earned a two year degree in Early Childhood from Sacred Heart College. She has been a member of Chapel Grove Baptist since 1987.

Doris spent over 50 years working with special needs children and adults. She has spent the last 35 with Gaston Residential Services She had a passion for helping people and loved with her whole heart. Mimi, as she was named by her grandchildren, became her calling. She loved her family and was so proud of all they had done. Her daughter and grandchildren were her world.

She was proceeded in death by her husband of 14 years, Teddy Dow, her father, Marcus Walter Faulkner, mother Ella Belle Faulkner and brothers James Douglas and Marcus Faulkner. Left to carry on her legacy and zest for life is her daughter, Katrina Ashleman and husband Kyle, her grandchildren, Emma and Elaina James, and Eli and Ella Kate Ashleman along with her sisters, Pat Lanier, husband Jimmy and Vickie Light. She loved her 4 nieces and 2 nephews along with her 9 great nieces and 2 great nephews dearly. Each one of them with funny stories to share.

Doris was lucky enough to have some dear friends and neighbors who loved her and was always there for her, Nora, Helen, Maryann and Tammy, a day didn’t go by without a mention of you

Her celebration of life services were held Saturday October 29th at Chapel Grove Baptist Church.
Memorials are to made to Gaston Residential Services or The Heart Society of Gaston County.

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