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M. Louise Doran

M. Louise Doran

1933 - 2006

Beloved mother and wife, M. Louise Doran, passed from our lives on Sunday, April 16, after a brave and long struggle to stay with the ones she loved so dearly. She was born on January 8, 1933 to Mildred Ruth Preston and Lloyd Taylor Vanderpool in Cassville, Missouri - the first of three children. She moved with her parents to the Rogue Valley in 1945 and lived on the Modoc Orchard, in the community of Table Rock. She attended the Table Rock Elementary School and later attended Central Point High School. During this time, she met her husband of 55 years, David Claire Doran, who lived nearby on the Hull Orchard. The high school sweethearts graduated together in 1949 and were married on December 26, 1950 at the First Methodist Church in Medford, Oregon. Louise worked for a number of years packing pears at the Modoc Packing House and was known for her packing speed on the line. She then attended Southern Oregon College, in Ashland, Oregon. There, she studied nursing and she graduated as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1961. After graduation, she worked for a time as an O.B. surgical nurse at Rogue Valley Medical Center and then became an EEG Technician with the newly opened Medford Neurological Clinic. She soon became the office manager and administrator for the Medford Neurological Clinic, and held that position for 30 years until her retirement in 1996. During that time she was a driving force in the Oregon Medical Clinic Managers Association and served as president of that organization in 1992, and remained a lifetime member. She enjoyed shopping, traveling, antiquing, photography, reading, gardening, and most of all, her family. She was preceded in death by her father, and her brother, William Preston Vanderpool. She is survived by her mother; her husband; her two children, Tamara Lynne Chastain, and David Shane Doran; her sister, Lois Marie Smith; four grandchildren, Brad Chastain, Shaun Doran, Chris Doran, Spenser Doran, and a niece, Melissa Smith.

Those wishing to say good-bye one last time may do so at Perl Funeral Home-Siskiyou Memorial Park on Monday, April 24, with a viewing from 10-11 a.m. and a memorial service scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Those wishing to honor her memory may make contributions to the Southern Oregon University Nursing program. Her love for us was a fire that brightened our lives....and while that fire no longer burns.....it will continue to warm our hearts forever.

M. Louise Doran