Memorial services for Ethel Doris “Richey” Reaser will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at the Sunset Church of Christ, 3723 34th St., Lubbock, Texas.
Flowers can be sent at the Chapel at Sunset Church of Christ.
Our dear sweet mother, Ethel Doris “Richey” Reaser, went to her eternal home in heaven on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Doris was born March 10, 1922, to Lenard and Ethel Richey in Sabinal, Texas, in Uvalde County.
Doris was a joyful, sweet Christian woman, who touched all she met with her sweet happy spirit.
She attended Abilene Christian College, in Abilene, Texas, and Harding Christian College in Searcy, Ark., where she meet her true love, James Patton “Pat” Reaser, whom she married in Houston in 1945. They soon moved their family to Arlington, Texas, where she was a homemaker and taught special education, and she loved the children she worked with.
Doris and her family moved from Texas to Long Island, N.Y., in 1963 .They were involved with the “Exodus Bayshore Movement”; to do mission work for the Church of Christ on Long Island. They soon opened their home as “foster parents” and raised a sibling group of five children. Doris was a wonderful homemaker who enjoyed cooking for her large family and friends.
Doris was always an active member in the Church of Christ and involved in any community she lived in. Doris always reflected her trust and faith in God to others by example by her loving and caring manner. Doris loved the mission field and loved the Lord so much and wanted to share her faith by having Bible studies in her home. Her new friends in New York loved her and always thought of her as their sweet friend from Texas.
Doris and her husband, Pat Reaser, moved back to Lubbock, Texas, in 1985, where she was member of Sunset Church of Christ. Doris loved being back in Texas and closer to her family. Doris became involved in volunteer work at the University Medical Center, the Lubbock County Extension Club and Lubbock Christian University County Fair Booth. After the death of her husband she surround herself with family and friends and traveled to many exciting places.
Doris lived in Rio Rancho, where she attended the Rio Rancho Church of Christ and she made many friends there. Doris moved to Roswell to live with her daughter Trina in 2005, where she became involved at the Chaves County Joy Center Adult Day Care Program. Doris loved her friends and staff there, and spent many hours playing dominos.
Doris is survived by her daughter, Trina L. Brown of Roswell, a son, David M. Reaser and his wife, Becky, of Rockwall, Texas; and daughter Lura M. Paden and her husband Ted of Rio Rancho. Doris is also survived by six grandchildren, Tasha Pope of Denton , Texas, Scott, Danny and Gabe Paden of Rio Rancho and James and Lura Reaser of Garland, Texas.
She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren. Doris is also survived by her sister, Patricia Travis of Bryan, Texas.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online registry at andersonbethany.com. Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.