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Sunset Memorial Park & Funeral Home

1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX

OBITUARY

Doris L. Fournier

November 7, 1923February 10, 2020

Doris Lucille Lessard Fournier has joined her Lord and Savior in heaven. She joins her husband, two of her children, and one of her grandchildren in paradise. Doris had a huge heart and giant personality that filled her tiny stature. She endured the nicknames “Chicken Legs”, “Mighty Mouse”, “Bunny” and “Half-Pint” during childhood from those poking fun at her petiteness. She would give as good as she got. With her quick wit, she loved playing the role of prankster, joker, story-telling, and giggling constantly. She once nailed her boss’s shoes to the floor as a morning surprise. Doris always had a smile on her face and greeted everyone with a smile or a hug. Also known as 'mom' to all of the neighborhood kids with a greeting at the door from her down the hall and so called kids of "Get out of the cookie jar"!

Doris entered into rest on Feb 10, 2020 while in residence at Arden Park Assisted Living, San Antonio, TX. Doris was born to Alphonse and Marie Anne Lessard on November 7, 1923. One of nine children, her only currently surviving sibling is her “baby sister” Claire Rosignol. She graduated from Berlin High School in Berlin, New Hampshire. Doris married Charles Aime Fournier on February 7, 1948 and together they raised five children, three of which survive her: Raymond B Fournier, DDS, wife Jill, Judith A. Fournier, and Susan L. Blake. She is preceded in death by her sons, Donald C. Fournier, MD, David P. Fournier, Son-in law Daniel L. Blake, and grandson, Cody R. Byers. She had 8 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren and she loved them all.

Doris lived in and visited many places during her life - Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, Africa, Austria, Hawaii, Cliffs of Dover, and one of her favorites was the Rock of Gibraltar. She loved to travel in the US as well She contributed in many areas of her church and community. She participated in church fund raising events, Woman’s League and church luncheons & festivals. She was very generous in support of her church and was a woman of God and lived her life as such. She spoke kindly of everyone. She was very active in her church until her health made it impossible to attend regularly. She was loved by many and was a shining role model for all who met her.

Services will be held February 28, 2020. Viewing will take place at Sunset Memorial Park, 1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX 78218 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am. Services will follow the viewing (also at Sunset Memorial Park) from 9:00 to 10:00. Burial at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, TX from 10:30 to 11:00.

A luncheon celebrating Doris’ life will follow at Los Patios, with food provided by Fork and Garden, 2015 North East Loop 410, 78217 (Adult and Children’s menu). Doris will be looking down on us and love the stories that will pass through the crowd. She was truly a wonder for all who crossed paths with her.

A special thank you to the caregivers and owners of the Arden Park Assisted Living who were especially kind to Doris and the Fournier family. Their excellence of care and genuine kindness has been greatly appreciated during this difficult time. Most certainly Doris is looking down on us today and enjoying every minute of this Celebration of her Life and all of those who have participated.

Donations should be directed to your favorite charity.

Services

28 February

Visitation

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Sunset Funeral Home

1701 Austin Highway
San Antonio, TX 78218

28 February

Funeral Service & Rosary

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Sunset Funeral Home

1701 Austin Highway
San Antonio, TX 78218

28 February

Committal Service

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

1520 Harry Wurzbach
San Antonio, TX 78209

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Doris Longtin

February 17, 2020

Your Mom made everyone feel comfortable. I really got to know her when she came to Lewiston in May of 1987, not long before losing Memere. We got a call from the nursing home late one evening, saying Memere was upset and agitated. I picked up your Mom at Aunt Muriel’s and we spent the night with Memere, trying to comfort her. That’s when she talked me into going to Hawaii while your Dad and she were there on one of their trips. I had to reschedule my original plans, so I went to visit in San Antonio with my Mom. I was so glad we got to visit you guys for a change. Sylvia and I finally made it Hawaii a few years later. Your Mom was so easy going. Just hearing the words “Aunt Doris” always brought a smile to my face.

Julie Strickland

February 17, 2020

Susie & family,
First of all, we go back to junior high school when Susie & I first met and share many memories of spending time at the Fournier house. I remember doing Mrs. Fournier's hair many times & how thick and wavy it was. Always looking so beautiful, and those high heels with every outfit she wore!!! We both have many guardian Angels to watch out for us Susie! Love you., Julie S. 😍💞

Pat Gagne

February 16, 2020

So many memories of your folks visiting Lewiston. There was the time they brought "Oscar" to live with Memere/Pepere while stationed in Germany. We all "loved" that bird and Memere taught him a few "French" words.

And the time they bought a house here in Lisbon Falls while your Dad was on assignment. My mom and I visited one day and your mother took out her little "hibachi" and cooked us some steak right there in the living room. It was a fun day.

Just remember "all the pain and grief is over, Every restless tossing passed. She is now at peace forever, Safely home in Heaven at last.. RIP Aunt Doris Love, Pat

Rachel Walker (Longtin)

February 16, 2020

I will always remember my little Aunt and Godmother wearing super high heels! My father used to tease her saying he was sure she wore spurs on them back home. She always had a good laugh with him. Sorry for your loss Jude, Sue and Ray. She was precious.💔

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