OBITUARY

Doris Faye Johnson Emshoff

October 17, 1939July 4, 2018
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A Celebration of Life honoring the rich and fulfilled life of Doris Emshoff will be held July 21 at 11 am at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. She passed away July 4, 2018. A private family graveside service was held in String Prairie Cemetery in Milam county. Doris Faye Johnson Emshoff was born on October 17, 1939 in Marlin, Texas to William and Elsie (Tate) Johnson. Doris grew up in Calvert, Texas where she graduated from Calvert High School in 1958. Through the years, Doris maintained close contact with her dear classmates.

She married Marvin Emshoff of Bryan in 1958 in First Baptist Church of Calvert. The Emshoffs recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in the church where they married. Since their union, they have remained true Bryan supporters for 60 years.

Doris had a deep and abiding love for Jesus Christ and made sure her family was involved in church activities. Her Bible is tattered and worn because she used it to guide all aspects of her life and she was able to quote Scripture from her heart. She and her family were members of Emmanuel Baptist Church and later First Baptist Church of Bryan.

All of those who knew Doris, knew of her love for the United States, Texas, the South, and Bryan. She was a flag-waving patriot who was proud of her ancestry and worked tirelessly to contribute to the preservation of her community. She was a proud member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and Daughters of the American Revolution- William Scott Chapter. She was president of the UDC L.S. Ross 100 Chapter for four years.

Doris was co-owner of Nearly New Resale Shoppe for over 20 years. Never believing in retirement, Doris worked alongside of her husband at Hillier Funeral Home and, until her death, was employed by Memorial Funeral Chapel. Doris believed her job was a calling to help others in their time of need. She also served as an election judge for many years.

Doris and Marvin enjoyed life to its fullest. They were members of Circle Squares Dance Club for 35 years, they spent much of their time lavishing love on their grandchildren. "Doodah" was known for dressing up as characters for birthdays, cheering on the sidelines for sporting events, and making sure they had the best Easter eggs hunts.

Doris is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 60 years, Marvin Emshoff; daughters and sons-in-law Shelley and Mark Smith of Galveston and Marlisa and Chris Kennedy of College Station; grandchildren and spouses; Sgt. Austin Smith and wife Kimberly currently stationed in Landstuhl Germany, Taylor Smith and wife Hayden of San Antonio, Katelyn (Kennedy) and Jesse Sleeper, Keith Kennedy, and Kade Kennedy all of College Station; and great-grandson Mason Sleeper. Friends and family gathering to celebrate her life are asked to wear red, white, and blue to honor her patriotic spirit.

Services

  • CELEBRATION OF LIFE Saturday, July 21, 2018
REMEMBERING

Doris Faye Johnson Emshoff

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Brittney Coleman

July 20, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the family!

I met Ms. Doris (and her husband) through my grandmother many years ago while they served as election judges.

She was such a sweet person! Rest in peace. ❤️

Maurina Corley

July 19, 2018

Dear Marvin and others who loved and were inspired by Doris,

She was always giving us joy and encouragement, and I loved her as long as I can remember.

Marvin, you and Doris were the perfect couple and so devoted to each other. The example you set was far above what most of us could only wish for.

Remember all the beautiful times you shared and let them comfort and inspire you. Know that she will be eagerly joyous with the Lord and awaiting your arrival when He calls you to join Doris in the happiest of reunions.

Wish I could be at the memorial service; my love and spirit will.

My love to you, your precious daughters, and all your family,
Maurina Corley

Charles Cole

July 15, 2018

Marvin, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Look to God. He will carry you through the heartache.

Rowena Hayes

July 13, 2018

Shelley and family,
Our hearts are breaking for you and our prayers are for peace and comfort

As a Daughter of the American Revolution I will be standing in her honor at the annual Memorial service

May You feel God’s presence during this time of loss

Don and Rowena

Scott Loeffler

July 10, 2018

Marvin,
My deepest prayers are with you and your family. Doris was a wonderful lady. I always enjoyed visiting with her during my visits to Bryan and College Station. She will truly be missed.

Linda Houck

July 9, 2018

Marvin and family, Dave and I will be in Iowa on the 21st. We leave on the 19th and will not be able to attend Doris' Celebration of Life. I am so sorry. I will be thinking of you.

Faye Scott

July 9, 2018

Marvin,
You and Doris have always meant so much to me. From the time that we meet working at the City of Bryan Elections in 2004 until I left the City of College Station, you both always were so special to me. We attended the same wonderful church for several years until I left to serve at the oldest Southern Baptist Church in Brazos County.

I am at a loss for words. Just know that my prayers are with you and your family at this time. She will be greatly missed by many because she touched many lives with her love, care, concern, and service. God bless you at this time.

Mary Dockall

July 7, 2018

Marvin, I am at a loss as to what to say other than I really did enjoy my Friday in June with you both. I have know Doris all my life she was a true friend in every since of the word. She will be missed. You and the girls are in our prays and thoughts .
We talked about growing up and what had happened in our lives.
Again I am so sorry for your loss. May the good Lord keep you and the family in his hands.

Vivian Wilborne

July 6, 2018

I just heard about Doris and wanted to send my prayers and condolences. Doris was a true original, and she will be missed immensely by her family, friends and co-workers. Marvin, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll be thinking of you tonight, and your family is in my prayers. Wish I could hug you right now...

Vivian

Kris Brock

July 6, 2018

I always enjoyed working with Doris (and Marvin) during my early years in funeral service. She was the epitome of a true southern belle. Love and prayers to Marvin and family.

Biography

A Celebration of Life honoring the rich and fulfilled life of Doris Emshoff will be held July 21 at 11 am in Memorial Chapel in Bryan. She passed away July 4, 2018. A private family graveside was held in String Prairie Cemetery in Milam county. Doris Faye Johnson Emshoff was born on October 17, 1939 in Marlin, Texas to William and Elsie (Tate) Johnson. Doris grew up in Calvert, Texas where she graduated from Calvert High School in 1958. Through the years, Doris maintained close contact with her dear classmates.

She married Marvin Emshoff of Bryan in 1958 in First Baptist Church of Calvert. The Emshoffs recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in the church where they married. Since their union, they have remained true Bryan supporters for 60 years.

Doris had a deep and abiding love for Jesus Christ and made sure her family was involved in church activities. Her Bible is tattered and worn because she used it to guide all aspects of her life and she was able to quote Scripture from her heart. She and her family were members of Emmanuel Baptist Church and later First Baptist Church of Bryan.

All of those who knew Doris, knew of her love for the United States, Texas, the South, and Bryan. She was a flag-waving patriot who was proud of her ancestry and worked tirelessly to contribute to the preservation of her community. She was a proud member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and Daughters of the American Revolution- William Scott Chapter. She was president of the UDC L.S. Ross 100 Chapter for four years.

Doris was co-owner of Nearly New Resale Shoppe for over 20 years. Never believing in retirement, Doris worked alongside of her husband at Hillier Funeral Home and, until her death, was employed by Memorial Funeral Chapel. Doris believed her job was a calling to help others in their time of need. She also served as an election judge for many years.

Doris and Marvin enjoyed life to its fullest. They were members of Circle Squares Dance Club for 35 years, they spent much of their time lavishing love on their grandchildren. "Doodah" was known for dressing up as characters for birthdays, cheering on the sidelines for sporting events, and making sure they had the best Easter eggs hunts.

Doris is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 60 years, Marvin Emshoff; daughters and sons-in-law Shelley and Mark Smith of Galveston and Marlisa and Chris Kennedy of College Station; grandchildren and spouses; Sgt. Austin Smith and wife Kimberly currently stationed in Landstuhl Germany, Taylor Smith and wife Hayden of San Antonio, Katelyn (Kennedy) and Jesse Sleeper, Keith Kennedy, and Kade Kennedy all of College Station; and great-grandson Mason Sleeper. Friends and family gathering to celebrate her life are asked to wear red, white, and blue to honor her patriotic spirit.