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Doris Eleanor Roebuck Hansen
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 20, 2013

Doris Roebuck Hansen, formerly of Sunrise Beach, TX, died October 26, 2013, in Fredericksburg at the age of 94 1/2. She was the first born child of Dr. Fred G. Roebuck and Blanche Stokes Roebuck, who predeceased her.

Doris was born in Bearden, Arkansas on January 27, 1919. She lived her early years in Little Rock, Prescott and Pine Bluff, Arkansas. In 1936 she attended Hendrix College where she graduated in May of 1940 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. In 1944 Doris moved to Ft. Smith, Arkansas where her family was living and her father was beginning his 21 year ministry at the First Methodist Church. While living in Ft. Smith, Doris met her sweetheart at the USO at Ft. Chaffee. Byron and Doris were married December 22 of that year and enjoyed 58 years of marriage until his death December 18, 2003.

Survivors include her children, Craig Hansen (Rahni) of Colleyville, TX, Paige Hansen of Palmer, AK, and Laurie Witt (Mark) of Mason, TX. She is also survived by her brothers Lewis Roebuck (Patsy) of Scottsdale, AZ, Dan Roebuck (Missy) of Ft. Smith, AR, her sister Virginia Guthrie of Camden, AR, 15 grandchildren and12 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Doris was preceded in death by a daughter, Dori Seitz, son in law Mark White, brother Fred Roebuck Jr. and brother in law Dr. James Guthrie.

A celebration of Doris’ life will be held on Nov. 30, 2013, 3:00 p.m. at the Hilda United Methodist Church in Hilda Tx.

Memorials may be made to the HUMC Fellowship Hall Fund, P.O. Box 1404, Mason, TX.76856 or to Hendrix College, The Dr. Fred G. Roebuck United Methodist Church Scholarship, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway, AR.72032.

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