Doris Barish Freed

July 24, 1931September 22, 2021

Doris Freed passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, having recently celebrated her 90th birthday. Doris was a lifelong Dallas resident, born July 24, 1931, to Joseph and Ruth Barish. She graduated from Forest Avenue High School and attended SMU, prior to her marriage to her college sweetheart, Sol Freed, in 1950.

She is survived by her husband of over 71 years, her son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Cheryl Freed (San Antonio), and her grandsons, Tyler Freed (and fiancé Leslie Lugrin) and Russell Freed. She is also survived by her brother Marvin Barish and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and very special friends.

Doris was a remarkable force of nature. She was outspoken and a true advocate for what she believed in. Doris was always way ahead of her time and long utilized technology to connect with the world. Philanthropy and community building were important parts of her life. She was especially proud of her involvement with the American Cancer Society, as well as her synagogue and the greater Jewish community. She was a gracious and accomplished hostess, known for always welcoming friends and family into her home. Her incredible generosity and attention to detail made her guests feel truly special. She loved to play mah jongg with her friends, both in person and on the computer. She was beloved by friends of all ages and was a surrogate mother to so many. Doris was truly grateful for the experiences of her life and willingly shared the lessons learned with the people she loved.

Graveside services will be held at 1 pm, Friday, September 24, at Shearith Israel Memorial Park Cemetery, 4634 Dolphin Rd. In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring Doris with a donation to the charity of your choice.

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  • Graveside Service

    Friday, September 24, 2021


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William Davis

September 29, 2021

Sol. I always enjoyed visiting with you and your bride Doris over the years. You have a wonderful family I know you and your family will miss Dorris and all the things she did that made life special. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

Dick Davis

Kathy Shwiff

September 24, 2021

So sorry to hear of Doris' passing.
She did so much work to trace our family's history back generations and across continents.
Condolences to her family and friends.

Lyn Aronoff-Barrett

September 23, 2021

Doris and Solly were so helpful when I had to reconfigure moms place after her stroke, but more than that, they were close lifetime friends. I loved my conversations with Doris over the past year especially. She lived life on her terms, loved her friends and especially her family and lit up when sharing stories of her grandchildren. Her sense of humor was a wonderful mix of great Insight, sarcasm and hilarity - we’ll miss her so much.

Sheila Wolf

September 23, 2021

The photo captures her well: bright and fun loving and a sparkle in our lives. We will miss Aunt Doris,
With love,
Sheila and Ronnie