Carol A. (Geter) Doiron
March 26, 1936 – August 4, 2019
Carol Geter Doiron (Mrs. Roy Glenn Doiron)
“Thy Word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against Thee”. Ps. 119:11
“This book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous and then you will have success”. Joshua 1:8
Carol Annice Geter Doiron was born March 26, 1936, Natchitoches, LA and at the age of 83, she was called home by her Creator and Heavenly Father on Sunday, August 4, 2019, in Mason, OH. Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 10am to 12 Noon. Services and burial will follow beginning at noon, Centuries Memorial, 8801 Mansfield Rd, Shreveport, La 71108.
Most of her life she resided in Shreveport, LA, However,the past 12 ½ years she resided with her daughter, Glynda and son-in-law Matt in Liberty Township, OH before moving to The Landing of Long Cove in Mason, OH last year.
Mom was always a caregiver from early childhood as she looked after her younger siblings. At the age of 9, she and her four younger siblings were moved to Shreveport, LA to the Genevieve Orphanage before being placed in the foster home of Edna and Asher King. Later, her caregiving gift best served her in her lifelong career as a Registered Nurse.
Mom graduated from Fair Park High School in Shreveport in 1953. Because of her Academic accomplishments, she earned a 4-year full ride scholarship to Northwestern State Nursing School Natchitoches, graduating in 1957. Upon graduation, she began what would become her lifelong Nursing career in private practice working for Dr. Wallace H. Brown, Sr. staying until her retirement in 1996. Although retired, she was reminding everyone that “Once you’re a nurse, you’re always a Nurse” especially the younger nurses. While primarily Dr. Brown’s nurse, she also worked with other Doctors in the practice some of whom were Dr. Robert Barrett, Dr. William Edelman, Dr. John Gladney and Dr. Leonard Goldman. Others from earlier years included Dr. Henry Thomas, Dr. Charles Itzig, Dr. William Norwood, Dr. Joe Abendroth, and Dr. MacIntyre Bridges just to name a few.
Mom loved the Lord with all her heart and received Christ in March 1946. She loved ministering as a disciple of Christ. Any opportunity to present Christ and the Gospel, often with a “Wordless Book”, was the possibility for someone to receive Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. While she fellowshipped with several different religions throughout her life, she would always say “I fellowship with ……. but I’m a born-again believer. I’m a Christian”. She held memberships at Summer Grove Baptist, Emmanuel Baptist and later Koran Baptist (Haughton) before moving to Ohio and joining Lakota Hills Baptist in West Chester, OH. She had been previously associated with Child Evangelism Fellowship, Bible Memory Association, Precepts Ministry, Institute in Basic Life Principles, taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and helped start the “Bread of Life” ministry at Koran Baptist. She and Dad also helped many young people with the necessary funds to help them fulfill their dream of a college education.
Mom is predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Roy Glenn Doiron (Pinky), father James C. Geter, Sr. and stepmother Zorene and mother Lena Milstead and Edward; Foster parents Edna and Asher King; Sisters Jean Kent, and Donna Geter, Brother James C. Geter, Jr.; Stepbrother Johnnie Johnson (Louella) and Marie Beam (Aaron) and nieces Vanessa Kent Buck and Corrine Kent Weeks.
Survivors include daughters Glynda Blackwell Wilson (Matt), Liberty Township, OH; Debra Doiron, Houston, TX; Candy Capelan Kemper (Robbie), Shreveport, LA. Grandchildren Joshua Blackwell, currently deployed; Valerie Nordstrom, Roy, UT; Claudia Kemper and Anna Marie Kemper, both of Shreveport, LA; Chris Wilson (Julianne) and Cassie Wilson, all of Montevallo, AL. Great grandchildren Kyra Blackwell, San Antonio, TX; Bryannah, Brooklyn, and Cole Wilson, Montevallo, AL and Hayden Nordstrom, Roy, UT. Siblings include Judy McConnell (Jack), Shreveport, LA; Joe Geter, Ruston, LA; Joy Scott, Clarence, LA; and James Roy Milstead.
Mom is also survived by a host of extended family and friends whom she met either through Nursing or Discipleships.
Many thanks to her Caregivers these past 2 years: DeeAnna Hawkins for the in-home care you provided as well as sharing her love of Kay Arthur and Precept Ministries; and to the staff of The Landing of Long Cove in Mason, OH. her home this past year. Mary Ann, Christian, Randi, Christina, Christy, Tracee……. thank you for making her feel most welcome as well as for the care you bestowed on her in the end.
In lieu of flowers, it was Mom’s wishes that you consider making a donation to one of the following: In Touch Ministries, PO Box 7900, Atlanta, GA 30357 or InTouch.org; Precept Ministries International, PO Box 182218, Chattanooga, TN 37422 or Precept.org; IBLP, Box One, Oak Brook, IL 60522-3001 or IBLP.org or the church or charity of your choice.
“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it”. Psalms 118:24
- James Crit Geter and Lena Desadier Milstead, Parents (deceased)
- Roy Doiron, Husband (deceased)
- Glynda Wilson and Matt, Daughter and husband
- Debra Doiron, Daughter
- Candy Capelan Kemper and Robbie, Daughter and husband
- Joshua Blackwell, Grandson
- Valerie Nordstrom, Granddaughter
- Claudia Kemper, Granddaughter
- Anna Marie Kemper, Granddaughter
- Chris Wilson and Julianne, Grandson and wife
- Cassie Wilson, Granddaughter
- Judy McConnell and Jack, Sister and husband
- Joe Geter, Brother
- Joy Scott, Sister
- James Roy Milstead, Brother
- Mrs. Doiron is also survived by great-grandchildren, Kyra Blackwell, Bryannah, Brooklyn, and Cole Wilson, and Hayden Nordstrom.
- Visitation Saturday, August 17, 2019
- Celebration of Life Service Saturday, August 17, 2019
Carol A. (Geter) Doiron
August 13, 2019
My memories of Carol are very pleasant. We enjoyed our church family but also many other situations that bonded us in love. She was kind, compassionate, & generous. A true, special friend. She was a strong Christian and her influence lives on. May God bless her family. Love, Faye Powell