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 Florence <I>Gwaltney</I> Doss

Florence Gwaltney Doss

Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas, USA
Death 11 Apr 2016 (aged 92)
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 161001652 · View Source
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Florence Gwaltney Doss died peacefully on the morning of April 11, 2016 after a 12-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Florence was born on August 13, 1923 in Jacksboro, Texas, to Agnes Wilkins and Raymond L. Gwaltney. Florence graduated from Jacksboro High School in 1940 and from Weatherford Junior College in 1942. There she met Hyle Cox Doss of Seminole. After Hyle’s service in the U.S. Navy, they were married on December 9, 1945. During their married life, Florence and Hyle lived in San Diego, Jacksboro, Seminole and Midland, where they have lived since 1973.
While in Seminole, Florence was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and the choir, and was a charter and life member of the Music Club. Also during this time, she was a loving mother to their three children, Danny, Skeet and Polli.

When they moved to Midland in 1973, Florence and Hyle joined First Presbyterian Church. She was a faithful Women’s Bible Circle leader and moderator, a Sunday School teacher, an Elder of the church, President of the Women of the Church and was an active member and the first president of the Permian Basin Landwives’ Association. Florence was an avid reader and was often called upon by many women’s groups in the area to present book reviews. She also enjoyed serving as a recording reader for the Recording Library for the Blind and playing bridge. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Daniel Hyle, two brothers, Kenneth Gwaltney and Gerald Roderick Gwaltney. She is survived by her husband, children Skeet and wife Nancy of Midland, and Polli Doss Satterwhite of College Station. She is also survived by grandchildren Zachary Hyle Doss and wife Vickie of Midland, Dixie and husband Jason Marburger of Round Rock, Randi and husband Chris Daniel of College Station, Ross Satterwhite and Brett Satterwhite and five great grandchildren, Wyatt and June Doss, Lee Daniel, Caleb and Kyleigh Marburger, as well as a brother, Pascal Gwaltney, and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

The family would like to thank Janice, Jennifer, Lisa and the many others at Serenity Living who lovingly cared for Florence for over seven years and also to the caregivers from Hospice Midland. A memorial service to celebrate Florence’s life will be held on Saturday, April 16th, at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Midland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Midland, First Presbyterian Church of Midland or a charity of the donor’s choice.

A glimpse of Florence’s words from her heart: A speaker once opened a memorial service with words, “We have not come to a funeral service today; we have come to a coronation.” A coronation ceremony is a time of celebration and gladness among the subjects of a kingdom. It is an occasion of solemn and holy significance to the sovereign as he assumes his inheritance and enters upon a new and greater life. We may well liken the passing of a faithful soul into Heaven as such an occasion. It is a time of sweet release from pain and the infirmities of the years. The trials of earth have ended. Death is the invitation God gives us to go farther on, where there is still greater beauty to behold, still deeper mystery to be solved, still greater fellowship to be enjoyed, a still greater height to climb. It is a time of triumph for the Christian.


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