OBITUARY

Doris Jean Latham

August 19, 1935March 15, 2018
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Doris Jean Latham, 82 of Moss Bluff, LA went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 15, 2018. She will be best remembered for the love and care she bestowed on those around her. She was a devoted wife, affectionate mother, adoring grandmother, great-grandmother and a loyal friend to many. Doris was a devout lifelong Catholic at St. Theodore Catholic Church where she was a member of the choir. She held a deep love for the Lord, and instilled this upon her children and ever growing family. Doris was born August 19, 1935, in Matagorda County, TX to Joseph and Katie Hahn. She graduated from Tidehaven High School in El Maton, TX, and soon after, met the love of her life Doc, marrying in 1956 and began raising their two children. In 1966 they moved to Moss Bluff, LA where the most joyous times of her life were spent with her family, traveling, and taking leisurely trips with Doc to the casino. As a gifted cake decorator and seamstress she poured her love into every project for her beloved family and friends. Her heart and home were always open, often welcoming her five nephews and a niece for the summers. Doris will be greatly missed by her beloved husband of 61 years, William “Doc” Latham; one daughter Sherry Latham Livingston & husband Mike of Moss Bluff; a brother, Charles Hahn (Franny) of Bay City, TX; two sisters, Evelyn Hahn Topham of Keller, TX, Elaine Hahn Alexander (Roger) of Wharton TX; daughter in-law Jean Latham Barker, five grandchildren, Buck Livingston (Lacy), Laura Livingston Parker (Lenny), Allison Livingston, Michael Livingston and Patrick Latham; and four great-grandsons, a sister in-law; Faye Winters (Leo) and many treasured nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, a son; Kelly Duane Latham, two brothers; James Hahn and Joseph Hahn. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm, with a rosary to be prayed at 6:30pm at Hixson Funeral Home in Moss Bluff. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Theodore Catholic Church on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 12pm with graveside services to follow at Old Ritchie Cemetery. The family wants to express their sincere gratitude to her devoted primary care giver and friend, Penny Davis and also to Lisa Floyd, Skylar Ewing, Arlissa Byers and Neicole Trahan. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org. Words of comfort and loving memories may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • Doris will be greatly missed by her beloved husband of 61 years, William “Doc” Latham; one daughter Sherry Latham Livingston & husband Mike of Moss Bluff; a brother, Charles Hahn (Franny) of Bay City, TX; two sisters, Evelyn Hahn Topham of Keller, TX, Elaine Hahn Alexander (Roger) of Wharton TX; daughter in-law Jean Latham Barker, five grandchildren, Buck Livingston (Lacy), Laura Livingston Parker (Lenny), Allison Livingston, Michael Livingston and Patrick Latham; and four great-grandsons, a sister in-law; Faye Winters (Leo) and many treasured nieces and nephews.

    She is preceded in death by her parents, a son; Kelly Duane Latham, two brothers; James Hahn and Joseph Hahn.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 18, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 19, 2018
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Sherry Livingston

March 25, 2018

Thank you ladies, for sharing such precious memories about my mom. Most of those things I didn’t know, but am not surprised. Momma was my friend and confidant for most of my years, not just a mother. I hope I can be the kind of momma, grandma, and greatgrandma she has been.

Laverne Wiles

March 19, 2018

Doris was my eminently respected, slightly older cousin. My childhood memories of her come from my visits to her family’s place outside of Markham, a little way off the Buckeye Road. Just east of the main house was a shed in which the cottonseed was stored, maybe two or three feet deep. We cousins would gather on a hot afternoon and lie on the cushiony cottonseed in the dark coolness of the shed, and tell ghost stories. Doris was the best at this; she knew the most blood-curdling tales, and we shivered with creepy delight at them.

But most of my memories are of our teen years, when Doris and her family lived in Ashby, by Wilson Creek. Listening to Doris’ melodious voice, singing the popular songs of the day, was perfectly delightful to me, and singing along with her was a pleasure. And I can remember her sewing up beautiful new dresses of her own design to wear to the Sunday night dances at El Maton National Hall and the Traveler’s Inn. She had a special way of making fabric belts for her frocks; if she couldn’t afford to buy a buckle, she made them to fasten without buckles, and they were even prettier without the clutter.

I can still see her lovely smile and hear her rich, throaty laugh, as we joked around while getting ready for the dances. She was always ready to help us, her younger cousins, with dress and cosmetic problems.

Rest in peace, cousin Doris Jean. You were one in a million, a model of decency and decorum—a gentlewoman. I admired and loved you all my life.

Marilyn Hahn Stewart

March 18, 2018

Third attempt.
My prayers are for you in your sorrow, and my hope is that my childhood memories of my cousin Doris will lighten your spirit. Though I have not seen Doris in years, thoughts of her have surfaced from time-to-time. Whenever I admired a Chinaberry tree in bloom or paused to look at a c.1940 almost-antique chest of drawers, then I reflected on childhood memories of Doris, recalling her summer visits filled with fun and "adventure." Doris was so creative and engaging. She taught my sister and me to make hula skirts from Chinaberry fronds and leis from berries and flowers. Her adventurous spirit lead to story-games that had us "mountain-climbing" over the tops of sturdy oak furniture. What fun! As a young teen, she could bake a perfect cake and hand-hem a skirt in just minutes. When she fell in love with Doc and married, I thought she was the most beautiful bride I had ever seen. Then, I didn't realize I was a child looking up to a very kind and loving cousin and role model. My world was blessed by Doris. May a perpetual light shine on her.

Janet Huber

March 16, 2018

Doris was so very special to my family. She stayed often at our home when she was single. When we met Doc it was instant "like/love". She always showed "joy" in her actions. I am sure my parents will be welcoming her in Heaven just as they did at our home in Houston. I remember once when she and I took the bus to go shopping downtown Houston. We had very similar taste and I so enjoyed being with her. Though she was some years older than me we seemed to connect in a special way.
Prayers for all the family. Doris has lived a blessed life and reached her final goal - Heaven.

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Biography

Doris Jean Latham, 82 of Moss Bluff, LA went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 15, 2018. She will be best remembered for the love and care she bestowed on those around her. She was a devoted wife, affectionate mother, adoring grandmother, great-grandmother and a loyal friend to many. Doris was a devout lifelong Catholic at St. Theodore Catholic Church where she was a member of the choir. She held a deep love for the Lord, and instilled this upon her children and ever growing family.

Doris was born August 19, 1935, in Matagorda County, TX to Joseph and Katie Hahn. She graduated from Tidehaven High School in El Maton, TX, and soon after, met the love of her life Doc, marrying in 1956 and began raising their two children. In 1966 they moved to Moss Bluff, LA where the most joyous times of her life were spent with her family, traveling, and taking leisurely trips with Doc to the casino. As a gifted cake decorator and seamstress she poured her love into every project for her beloved family and friends. Her heart and home were always open, often welcoming her five nephews and a niece for the summers.

Doris will be greatly missed by her beloved husband of 61 years, William “Doc” Latham; one daughter Sherry Latham Livingston & husband Mike of Moss Bluff; a brother, Charles Hahn (Franny) of Bay City, TX; two sisters, Evelyn Hahn Topham of Keller, TX, Elaine Hahn Alexander (Roger) of Wharton TX; daughter in-law Jean Latham Barker, five grandchildren, Buck Livingston (Lacy), Laura Livingston Parker (Lenny), Allison Livingston, Michael Livingston and Patrick Latham; and four great-grandsons, a sister in-law; Faye Winters (Leo) and many treasured nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, a son; Kelly Duane Latham, two brothers; James Hahn and Joseph Hahn.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm, with a rosary to be prayed at 6:30pm at Hixson Funeral Home in Moss Bluff. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Theodore Catholic Church on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 12pm with graveside services to follow at Old Ritchie Cemetery. The family wants to express their sincere gratitude to her devoted primary care giver and friend, Penny Davis and also to Lisa Floyd, Skylar Ewing, Arlissa Byers and Neicole Trahan. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org. Words of comfort and loving memories may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com