In Memoriam : Doris Baron

Doris Baron Doris E. Baron - age: 94
(October 30, 1922 to December 18, 2016 )
Resident of Lakeport, California

Doris Baron was born in Canada on October 30, 1922. She moved to the United States in the 1930’s with her sisters Meredith and Ruth and her brother Stanley. She was always grateful to the United States for taking in her family during a depression when so many Americans were hungry and out of work themselves. Her father was a carpenter and her mother was a real estate broker. Doris graduated from U.C. Berkeley during World War ll and married her husband John soon thereafter. Her brother was killed in the Philippines during the war. She got her master’s degree in Library Science from USC and worked as a librarian at Marymount College, the U.S. Navy Postgraduate School in Monterey, and the Cal State University Marine Lab in Moss Landing. She retired to Lakeport in 1978.
She had a daughter, Kathleen, and a son, John; three grandchildren: George, Melody, and Christine; and two great-grandchildren: Baron and Natasha. Her brother in law Frederick Belsey remained her good friend since the 1950’s. Above all, she loved her family. Her husband John and sister Meredith predeceased her.
Doris had many friends in the Lakeport area who helped her remain living in her house and she found much joy with them, especially during her weekly bible discussion meetings.

Baron Elwood - December 21, 2016Contact this person Contact this person
GG was a good great-grandma and I love her. She used to bring cookies for me in her suitcase when she would come to my house. I would go to her house and she had a lot of cool stuff. She was nice. I liked to watch the fireworks on her front porch on the 4th of July with GG. I used to go to Rene's Restaurant with GG for lunch and she would buy me a milkshake that I would share with my Dad. GG would take me to Kmart and we would buy Legos. GG would watch me build my Legos at her house. GG would send me birthday cards in the mail for my 1/2 birthday in April and birthday cards for my real birthday in October. GG always had drumsticks in the freezer for me so I could eat one when I came to visit her.

Debbie Baron - December 21, 2016Contact this person Contact this person
Doris was the most beautiful and kindhearted person I have ever met. I am so saddened by her passing. But, I want to take this opportunity to extend my sincere sympathy and condolences to her son and daughter, John and Kathleen, to her grandchildren, George, Christine, and Melody, to her great-grand children, Baron and Natasha. and to her daughter-in-law, Debbie, and her son-in-law, Dino, as well as to all her beautiful friends. I am Doris's ex-daughter-in-law. But although, civil law declared me no longer part of her family, I never regarded her not as family. I am most grateful for all her kind and supportive words during our long talks in her kitchen, which covered all subjects from football to history, from religion to politics. There was nothing Doris would not talk to you about and she would never put you down no matter how stupid your comments were. Her wise advise, clear thinking, and incredible intellect were all an inspiration to me and fine character was what I have always tried to emulate. Doris was a true Christian with great faith in Jesus Christ. That is why I think she passed on rather suddenly. God just needed another angel in heaven. I will miss you, Ma. Thank you for being my mother-in-law at one time and for being the wonderful grandmother to my daughter, and, most of all, for being my friend.