Doris Elizabeth Fuhrmeister
February 26, 1932 – July 3, 2019
With profound sadness, we announce the passing of our devoted Mother and friend, to all who’s lives she touched. Doris Elizabeth (Elder) Fuhrmeister, Born February 26, 1932, passed away on July 3rd. 2019 at 2:57 am. at the age of 87 in Longmont, Colorado. Born in Pike Township, Muscatine County, Iowa in 1932 to James and Lettie Belle Elder, Doris spent her childhood in the Hawkeye State. There, in business college, she met Frederick Donald Fuhrmeister, and they were married June 26, 1951. They had six children together, and in 1969, moved to Grand Junction, CO, and to Longmont in 1986. Doris lost her husband of 40 years to a heart attack in 1991. She never re-married. Doris was a dedicated Mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and their families, and embraced every moment with them. She loved nature, gardening and baking. She loved politics, and was a closet football fan. Doris lived her life on the foundations of strength, honesty and integrity. After losing her husband, Doris worked as a CNA, caring for the elderly at their residences, until she retired. A tough and stubborn woman, Doris spent the past 16 years of her life battling Multiple Sclerosis and its complications. Doris is survived by her six children, 15 of 16 Grandchildren, 25 Great Grandchildren and two Great Great Grandchildren. She is deeply loved, will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
- Celebration of Life Friday, July 12, 2019