Doris Mary Hillson
Feb 29, 1928 – Jun 9, 2018
Doris Mary (Higgins) Hillson, 90, returned to God on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Seattle. Doris was born to George and Florence (Bakewell) Higgins in Faith, South Dakota. on February 29, 1928. She married Melvin in 1945 and they settled in Seattle area in 1959. After Melvin’s death in 1973, Doris showed amazing resolve, graduating from Seattle Central College to become a nurse and continue raising her family.
A caring and compassionate woman, she touched the lives of her children, and many others. She was an example of Faith, love and selflessness throughout her life .Doris was a long-time parishioner of St. Alphonsus Parish (Seattle), a proud Seattleite and faithful Mariner fan. Among many activities, Doris especially enjoyed quilting, solving puzzles, genealogy, collecting china, gardening and canning/preserving vegetables and fruit. She shared her enjoyment of these pastimes with her children and grandchildren.
As Doris peacefully drew her last breath, she was surrounded by the love of her family. She is preceded in death by her husband of 28 years, eldest son (Kenneth), parents, and siblings (twin brother Dean, Gerald, and Lorraine Houghton). She is survived by her children: Kathleen Krause (Lynnwood), Bernadette (Marblemount), Geraldine Hanley (Seattle), James (Goffstown, NH), Michael (Bothell), Sharlene Castillo (San Pedro, CA), Christopher (Marblemount) and Matthew (Lynnwood), along with nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Louise Parish (Bellevue) on Saturday, June 16 at 11:00am, followed by interment Holyrood Catholic Cemetery (Shoreline). The family thanks the compassionate physicians, nurses and hospice personnel at Swedish Hospital, Cherry Hill.
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