OBITUARY

Doris "Mo" Yordanoff

January 15, 1930March 30, 2019

Doris Marie “Mo” Blakeslee Yordanoff, 89, born in Houston, Texas on January 15th, 1930 passed away peacefully in her sleep, March 30th, 2019. She was a graduate of Stephen F. Austin High School, Sacred Heart Dominican College School of Nursing, and the University of Houston. She supported and volunteered for the Associated Nursing Alumni Scholarship fund for many years. She was a devoted Catholic and compassionate Registered Nurse. Her nursing career began as a Candy Striper at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She taught many Houston nurses the art of caring for others. She had a strong work ethic, retiring at the age of 85 as the Director of Nursing at the Dominican Sisters of Houston. Doris had a way of making everyone feel special; she brought out the best in people with her positive and energetic personality. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Richard Martin, Jr., M.D., son, Michael Collins; grandchildren- Richard (Meghan) Martin, Keely (Chuck) Staten, Farrah Martin, Lanna (Quinn Worden) Martin, Alisty Martin, Ross Martin, Clinton (Caitlin) Eissler, Amelia Eissler; as well as 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theo Yordanoff, and daughter Mitzi Eissler. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 5th at Earthman Funeral Directors, 8303 Katy Fwy. from 5-7p.m. followed by a Vigil Service at 7p.m. Funeral Mass, Saturday, April 6th at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 625 Nottingham Oaks Trail at 12:30p.m. with Graveside Service immediately following at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, 6900 Lawndale. Memorial donations can be made in Doris’ name to the Nursing Scholarship at Associated Nursing Alumni, in c/o Fran Feltovich, 2419 Gramercy, Houston, TX 77030.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Richard Martin, Jr., M.D., son, Michael Collins; grandchildren- Richard (Meghan) Martin, Keely (Chuck) Staten, Farrah Martin, Lanna (Quinn Worden) Martin, Alisty Martin, Ross Martin, Clinton (Caitlin) Eissler, Amelia Eissler; as well as 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theo Yordanoff, and daughter Mitzi Eissler.

Services

  • Visitation with the Family Friday, April 5, 2019
  • Vigil Service Friday, April 5, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, April 6, 2019
  • Graveside Service following Funeral Mass Saturday, April 6, 2019
REMEMBERING

Doris "Mo" Yordanoff

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Kathy Holley

April 3, 2019

My Friend and role model Doris has been my rock for nearly 50 years. She was always there for me, helping me through difficult times. She supported me through my efforts to finish nursing school. Was always kind and nonjudgmental like we were the only two in the room. She never missed the birthday wishes and was always concerned about my health and happiness. There is a huge hole in my heart losing her. She lived a life of service with enthusiasm and love for those she cared for. She was a wonderful nursing instructor and teacher. Anyone who got to know her understands what a professional person she was. Always fair and considerate. Her smile and laugh will be missed so much! Rest In Peace with Hootie, Mitzie and Theo. There is a new Angel among us!

Denise Lawhead

April 3, 2019

Doris was truly a remarkable woman. She was an example of compassion and caring for all, not only her students, but family and friends of the people she cared for as a nursing professional. She was a wonderful human being as person, without her white coat. She had a rare sense of humor. My sympathy to all her family.
Denise Lawhead

Margaret Barkey

April 3, 2019

Doris led a noble life, a valiant woman who helped me learn and practice the art of nursing. She was positive, encouraging and know how to bring the best out of each person especially her beloved nursing students......By her example she showed us the qualities of caring, kindness, respect, diligence, and that as nurses we have the privilege of offering healing to each of our patients and their families. I am grateful that Doris was such a significant part of my life......my sympathy and care to you, her family. I know your memories of Doris will bring you comfort and her spirit will never leave those she knew and loved. May God bless you will peace and gentle consoling. Margaret

Mary Frances Salvato Barrelli

April 2, 2019

Doris was an example of what a RN should be-always professional, kind and compassionate. She taught me Nursing 101 and I have fond memories of that class. Doris will be missed by many but her legacy will live on in the hearts of so many of her nursing students. May God bless her family in this time of sorrow.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY