Doris E. Purdy passed away at her home in Colorado Springs on February 21, 2023, with family by her side.

Doris was born October 31, 1923, in Mississippi. She served during World War II in the United States Marine Corps from April 1944 to March 1946. She was discharged as a Corporal from the USMC.

Doris married Edwin Purdy on February 1, 1946. She is survived by her sons, Karl and Keith; and daughter, Naomi; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren; and a large extended family of friends in Colorado Springs.

Doris joins her husband at the Shrine of Remembrance in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 20, 2023, at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910.  Inurnment will follow at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Garden of Angels.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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This Obituary Has 4 Condolences

  1. Mother ~ Your life gave me memories so beautiful they can never be forgotten. Though you’re no longer with me, everyday I find in one way or another you are on my mind. I hear a sweet song, I watch the birds hop across the lawn or I smell fresh perked coffee and at once my mind is stirred ~ back to a treasured moment the two of us shared. I do not stop these moments I let them flow through me, within me. It’s just my way of spending time once again with you. You are missed dearly and will always be remembered with Love ~ Forever I will love you, Naomi

  2. Our sincere condolences to Keith and to your family. May she rest in peace??

  3. To my Mom and Uncle’s: I’m not going to be able to make the service. Sending all my love and deepest sympathy. Wishing you all peace and comfort and wishing could give you all big hugs!!!

    About my Grandmother… She was the woman I looked up to. As a child I loved visiting the SF home, talking walks up and down the hills, doing facials, cooking with her and running down to the basement to pound on the piano. When they moved to CO I was devastated… But we always kept in touch and used “snail mail” as she called it. Grandmother lived a long life and had so much knowledge to share, her presence will always be with me. RIP Grandmother, I love you always.
    1st Grandchild

  4. Auntie Doris, as we neighbor children called her, was like a grandmother to us living on her street. Many of my childhood memories include her and her flower gardens full of butterflies and bees. As a young girl, I looked up to her as a strong woman who was ready to get involved in what she cared about with passion. Auntie Doris, I will always remember your love of Snoopy and will think of you every time I eat a molasses cookie ❤️

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