September 1, 1918 – October 21, 2019
Doris was born on September 1, 1918 in Flint, Michigan to William and Edna (Grieb) Sweet. Doris was the beloved wife of Leslie G. George for 71 years. Leslie and Doris were married at the First Baptist Church in Mt. Morris, Michigan on December 5, 1942. Doris is survived by two sons, Leslie (Pamela), Ann Arbor, Paul (Carla), Ann Arbor, and one daughter, Mary Jane (Theodore) Bunker, Grand Blanc, her sister, Ruth Schoeppach, Davison, a brother Gene Sweet, Sarasota, FL, six grandchildren, Stacey Aldred, David (Carrie) George, Suzanne (Sam Vijayanada) George, Christine (Andrew) Simpson, Andrew (Kelli) Bunker, Catherine (Chuck) Hitt, twelve great grandchildren, Brianna and Madelynn George, Andrew and Grace Simpson, Hannah Reish, Theodore and Charlotte Bunker, Chloe and Charles Hitt, Gianna, Ashton and Ethan George-Vijayanada, dear friend and caregiver Nancy Fajardo, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Leslie (June 29, 2014), her parents, brother Bill, sister Phyllis, and many brothers and sisters-in-law.
Doris graduated from Mt. Morris High School in 1936, where she participated in sports, the Latin Club, the glee club, the operetta, and the class play. She graduated from the Hurley Hospital School of Nursing, Flint, Michigan in 1941, as a registered nurse with specialty training as a surgical nurse.
During WWII, Doris lived, and worked as a registered nurse in Goldsboro, North Carolina, Denver, Colorado and Midland, Texas, cities where Leslie served in the United States Air Corp (US Air Force). After Leslie’s duty with the US Air Corp ended, Doris and Leslie moved back to their childhood home, Mt. Morris, Michigan. While living in Mt. Morris, Doris continued her career as a registered nurse working at Hurley Hospital in Flint. In 1965, Leslie became the vice-president of the E.W. Schmidt Company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Doris and Leslie moved to Ann Arbor in 1968, after which, Doris retired.
Doris and Leslie were longtime members of the First Baptist Church in Mt. Morris, and the First Baptist Church in Ann Arbor. In Ann Arbor, Doris was an active member of the McGregor-Stitt Women’s Circle for 50 years. Doris and Leslie enjoyed traveling in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East. They enjoyed many summers with family at their summer home on Lake Charlevoix with its beautiful sunsets.
Doris will always be remembered for her ever present, beautiful smile and sunny disposition. On October 24, 2019, there will be visitation at First Baptist Church, 517 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am with the service to follow. Burial service will be at Flint Memorial Park, 9506 N. Dort Hwy., Mt. Morris, Michigan 48458 on October 24 at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the charity of your choice.
- Visitation Thursday, October 24, 2019
- Funeral Services Thursday, October 24, 2019
- Interment Thursday, October 24, 2019
October 24, 2019
Dave and I remember Doris, her big smile and warm welcome on football Saturdays. We wish to express our condolences to Les and Pam and other relatives. We know you will miss her but think of the 101 years and all she accomplished and the many warm memories you have shared over your years with her.
I don’t know if you remember but my oldest sister is 101, born same month and year as Doris and wearing a big smile on her birthday. We are blessed, and wish God’s blessings to you.
Dave and Margaret Woodbury and family
October 23, 2019
I grew up next door to Mr. & Mrs. George on Leadley Ave., in Mt. Morris before they moved away. Mr. George was on the board of Mt. Morris Schools and my father was an administrator there. Mr. & Mrs. George were wonderful and kind neighbors. Mrs. George always had a kind smile. I remember they gave out wonderful treats at Halloween. I am proud to say that her family entrusted her care to the same funeral home I have worked for in Ann Arbor for many years. Rest in peace gentle lady, rest in peace.
October 23, 2019
Will remember Doris for her warm hospitality, the sparkle in her eyes, and the ever-present smile. Was great knowing her. Condolences to her large family.
Duane and Pati Wittum
October 22, 2019
Aunt Doris always had a big smile. She had a Beautiful spirit about her. Never a mean word about anyone always looking for the Best in everyone. How my mom Loved her oldest sister. Aunt Doris was truly a women of God. We are so sorry for Lesie, Pam, Paul, Carla, Mary Jane and Ted. All her Grandchild. She will be missed but always Loved !