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In Memory of

Doris G. Troxel

September 18, 1922 - March 23, 2015

Obituary


Doris Ann Groth-Troxel was born September 18, 1922 in Clark County, Washington, on what is now 164th Avenue in Vancouver. Doris was born in the same house and same bedroom as her father. Doris lived in Clark County with her parents Arthur and Dora Groth, and her sister Alice Groth.

Doris passed away peacefully, with family at her side, on March 23rd, 2015 in Tualatin Oregon.

Doris spent most of her life in Clark County, graduating as Valedictorian from Battle Ground High School in 1940. Doris attended Clark College, graduating in 1942. In...

Doris Ann Groth-Troxel was born September 18, 1922 in Clark County, Washington, on what is now 164th Avenue in Vancouver. Doris was born in the same house and same bedroom as her father. Doris lived in Clark County with her parents Arthur and Dora Groth, and her sister Alice Groth.

Doris passed away peacefully, with family at her side, on March 23rd, 2015 in Tualatin Oregon.

Doris spent most of her life in Clark County, graduating as Valedictorian from Battle Ground High School in 1940. Doris attended Clark College, graduating in 1942. In 1944 Doris enrolled at Washington State University and graduated in 1946 with high honors and her Bachelor of Arts degree.

In 1946 Doris began her professional career at Clark College, where she served for 30 years before retiring in 1976.

Doris married Eugene Troxel in 1953, and was sadly widowed in 1960. Doris and Gene had no children.

In her retirement Doris remained extremely active. She was an avid gardener and traveler, visiting places like Great Britain, Australia, China, the Galapagos Islands and Africa. Doris belonged to many organizations, including Business and Professional Women, Hardy Plant Society of Oregon, Battle Ground Garden Club, American Society of University Women, Clark College and WSU Alumni and The First Church of Christ Scientist in Vancouver, to name a few.

Doris was an active alumni of Clark College and quietly sponsored several scholarships. In 2007 she received the Clark Alumni of the Year Award and was honored during the Clark College Alumni Dinner. When the award was announced it was stated, "Few Clark College graduates have exhibited as much dedication to their alma mater and their home community as Doris Troxel."

Doris will be remembered as a highly educated, intelligent and professional lady, who was passionate about education and the environment. She was proceeded in death by her parents, husband and sister and is survived by first and second cousins and close friends.