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Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home

1360 N Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL

OBITUARY

Doris Jean Casleton

April 8, 1938September 20, 2019
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Doris Jean Casleton passed away September 20, 2019. Doris was born April 8, 1938 in Wilson, Texas to Sullivan and Geneda Roberts. She was the fifth of nine children born to them and she had six brothers and two sisters. She was preceded in death by both of her parents, three brothers, Milton Roberts, J.T. Roberts and Jimmy Roberts, two sons and two granddaughters. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Betty Draper of Ralls, TX. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Harold; son, Martin (Christa) of Merritt Island, FL; daughter: Rebecca of Houston, TX; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sister: Dana Ellis of Dallas, TX; three brothers: Dale Roberts of Lawton, OK, Jerry Roberts of Las Vegas, NV and Rodney Roberts of Euless, TX. Doris’ family moved to Ralls, TX and she attended both grade school and high school in Ralls. Doris worked as a telephone operator in Texas and as a telephone operator supervisor in Okinawa, Japan. She also worked as a secretary/stenographer at Eglin AFB, Florida, where she met and married Hal, and at Vandenberg AFB, California, where Hal retired from a career in the U.S. Air Force and they moved to Merritt Island. Doris was an embarkation agent for the Premier Cruise Lines at Port Canaveral and she, Hal, family, and friends enjoyed many wonderful cruises with Premier and other lines. After Hal retired from Lockheed Martin at Cape Canaveral, they took many great cruises to Alaska, Scandinavia-Russia, the Mediterranean and the Nile as well as Australia-New Zealand among others. Doris was an accomplished artist, working in oils on landscapes and portraits, as well as working in stained glass. She created many beautiful stained glass works under the tutelage of her good friend and professional glass artist, Sharon Burridge of Merritt Island. Doris was a past president of the Central Brevard Art Association and she chaired Fine Art & Craft shows in Cocoa Village and Indialantic. Doris was a member of the First Baptist Church of Merritt Island and was a life member of the Central Brevard Art Association. Along with her husband, she was a volunteer deliverer for Meals on Wheels for more than 15 years. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be sorely missed. Funeral arrangements are in care of Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home of Merritt Island. A memorial service for Doris will be held Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 11AM. Inurnment at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims, FL will take place on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 12:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Aging Matters and Meals on Wheels.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 28, 2019

Memories

Doris Jean Casleton

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Lisa Love

September 25, 2019

Oh how I loved being around my Aunt Doris! A beautiful, generous and creative lady who found humor and joy in everything. She brightened our family gatherings with her sharp, and often hilariously irreverent, wit. My memories of her are many, and all are wonderful.
I love you, Aunt Doris. See you soon!

Sharon Earl Burridge

September 22, 2019

Doris loved life, her family, friends, her art. We knew we would smile and laugh with her quirky sense of humor. So many special memories. Doris made signs for Pine Island Road adding to it each visit. It started with a county sign, “Watch out for the horses”. Doris figured the sign should include all the animals that had escaped our yard, so each visit another warning would appear, many cows, sheep, dogs, birds,etc.
Doris also was generous and took family and friends on cruises. One our first girlfriend cruises was with 5 girlfriends. When asked why we were cruising she said” celebrating our anniversaries! Then she talked all of us embarrassed ladies into dressing up wildly, she called us Madam Zola (me) and the girls, we then had to parade in a custom contest! Boy were we embarrassed, Doris loved it!
Another favorite memory was when Doris and I got a new born calf unstuck from the mud in a ditch. Doris’s job was to keep the mother away from attacking me with a long 2 by 4( wood) while I pulled the calf out the mud.
Doris is that one of a kind loving friend. Heaven is a happier place with her entrance.

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Doris
2018

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Doris and Hal

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Doris and Maci
2019

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Doris
2018

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Daisy and Doris
Cruising

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Marik, Maci, Hal and Doris
Christmas 2006

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Doris and Maci
Christmas 2012

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Doris
2018

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Doris and Hal

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Doris and Maci
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Doris
2018

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Daisy and Doris
Cruising

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Marik, Maci, Hal and Doris
Christmas 2006

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Doris and Maci
Christmas 2012

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Doris
2018

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