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Rosewood Funeral Chapel

3304 Mockingbird Ln, Victoria, TX

OBITUARY

Doris Frances Busbee

October 15, 1926August 12, 2019

Doris Frances Busbee, 92, of Houston, formerly of Victoria passed away August 12, 2019. She was born October 15, 1926 in London, England, to the late James and Mary Ann Julia Dawson Sykes, the youngest of their 15 children. As a young girl, Doris went to work at a cigarette factory at the age of 14 and later joined the Women’s Junior Air Corp at 16. She survived the bombing of London including the “Blitz” of 1940-41 and the continued bombing and V2 rocket attacks though 1945. She met an American Ray Busbee who was in the Army Air Corps and they were married in 1945. After the war Ray was sent to Alaska and then to Colorado Springs, Colorado. Doris came to Colorado Springs with their 6-month-old son, Richard and they lived there until his discharge in 1947. They then moved to Snyder, Texas in 1947 to be close to Ray’s family. While in Snyder their family grew with the addition of Michael, Patrick and Mark. In 1961 they moved to Victoria to start anew. 1968 saw Doris become a Naturalized American Citizen and earn her GED certificate. In the early 1970’s Doris decided that she wanted to pursue nursing as a career and traveled daily to Cuero Hospital for LVN training. After graduation in 1974, she worked at DeTar and Citizens Memorial Hospitals in Victoria. After Ray passed away in 1991, she stayed in Victoria until 2006 when she moved to Houston to be close to her sons. She was a member of the Catholic Church in both Snyder and Victoria. She loved her children and her dogs, “Beau” and “Opal”, and cat, “K.C.”, who gave her much happiness and company. She loved to follow the Royal Family, Princess Diana and the Beatles.

Survivors include her sons, Richard Thomas Busbee (wife Gloria), Michael Ray Busbee (Wife Mary), John Patrick Busbee and Mark Edward Busbee (Wife Christina), 8 grandchildren,10 great-grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and 5 step great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Thomas Busbee, in 1991, and her siblings.

Visitation will be from 6-8pm followed by a rosary Friday, August 23, 2019 at Rosewood Funeral Chapels. Funeral services will be at 10 am Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Rosewood Funeral Chapels with burial following in Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Craig Busbee, Erik Busbee, Stephen Cole, Vinny Mansueto, Jon Patrick Busbee and David Martyn.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Adopt-A Pet.

Share condolences at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • James Sykes, Father (deceased)
  • Mary Ann Julia Dawon Sykes, Mother (deceased)
  • Raymond Thomas Busbee, Husband (deceased)
  • Richard Thomas Busbee and wife Gloria, Son
  • Michael Ray Busbee and wife Mary, Son
  • John Patrick Busbee, Son
  • Mark Edward Busbee and wife Christina, Son
  • Doris also leaves behind 8 grandchildren,10 great-grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and 5 step great-grandchildren to cherish her memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Craig Busbee
  • Erik Busbee
  • Stephen Cole
  • Vinny Mansueto
  • Jon Patrick Busbee
  • David Martyn

Services

23 August

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rosewood Funeral Chapel

3304 E Mockingbird Ln
Victoria, Texas 77904

23 August

Rosary

8:00 pm

Rosewood Funeral Chapel

3304 E Mockingbird Ln
Victoria, Texas 77904

24 August

Funeral Service

10:00 am

Rosewood Funeral Chapel

3304 E Mockingbird Ln
Victoria, Texas 77904

24 August

Burial

Memorial Park Cemetery


Victoria, Texas

Memories

Doris Frances Busbee

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david and suzanne wearden

August 16, 2019

Richard and family, we were very saddened to hear of your Mother's passing. We remember her as a very sweet and caring lady. May God be with you and yours and comfort you in your time of sorrow, Love, David and Suzanne Wearden

Edward Walker

August 16, 2019

Mrs. Busbee was an excellent nurse in every respect. She took time to care for her patients in a professional and compassionate manner. She also had a wonderful sense of humor and could deliver a joke as well as anyone! I hope her family will treasure her memory and carry on her selflesss example. May she find Eternal Rest in God's presence.

Edward Walker

August 13, 2019

Who could forget Mrs. Busbee. She was an incredible nurse with a wonderful bedside manner and an even better sense of humor. Forty-four years later, I still remember her jokes and her compassion. My sympathy is with her family as they celebrate her life and her homegoing. May her spirit rest in God's presence and her example live on in the lives of those who loved and remember her!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY