Gloria Fay Doescher

October 4, 1924 ~ October 18, 2011

Gloria Fay Powers Doescher, 87, died at 12:39 AM on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, in a local care facility, with her family at her side.

Born to William Luke and Ada Mae Daharsh Powers on October 4, 1924, Ms. Doescher was a 1941 graduate of St. Charles Academy. She was an LPN, working for Dr. Lucas Digilia from 1954-1974 and at Resthaven Nursing Home from 1974 until she retired in 1986. Ms. Doescher was a faithful member of Sale Street Baptist Church. She enjoyed travelling with family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Renee' Gunn and husband Bobby Gunn, Jr.; one brother, William "Bert" Powers, all of Lake Charles; two grandchildren, Randall Gunn of Dickenson, Texas and Lisa Gunn of Pt. Neches, Texas; and three great grandchildren, Alexis, Taylor and Hayden Gunn.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Don Johnson will officiate. Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until service time.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the compassionate care given their mother to the staff and doctors of Resthaven Nursing Center, Odyssey Hospice, to their Sale Street Baptist Church family, Rev. Don Johnson, and all the family and friends.

Memorial donations in memory of Ms. Doescher may be made to "Journey of Faith," % Sale Street Baptist Church, 1611 West Sale Road, Lake Charles, LA 70605.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May God comfort you in the days ahead. We have many wonderful memories of your Mom. I am sure she is catching my Mother up on the latest news while enjoying a cup of coffee. The Bill Hale Family

  2. Renee', Fred and I were saddened to read of the death of your mom this morning, but we know she's suffered long enough and is in a much better place now. Fred has such wonderful memories of Gloria (he used to call her Doc Doescher); he told someone today that she taught him well. Because of Fred's poor health we won't be able to attend the memorial service tomorrow, but know that we are lifting you and your family up in our prayers, and will continue to do so during the difficult days ahead. Love in Christ, Carolyn

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