~ IN MEMORY ~
Doris Jean (Gaddie) Lawson, widow of DL Capt. Robert E. ‘Bob’ Lawson
June 4, 1929 ~ January 24, 2017
Notification with the passing of Doris Lawson, former Delta stewardess and widow of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta Air Lines pilot Captain Robert E. Lawson who passed in December of 2015. Doris is survived by her children and grandchildren.
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Doris’ obituary notes that memorial services will be held February 20th in Houston TX.
~ Carol for the PCN
Doris Jean (Gaddie) Lawson, 87, of Houston, TX, passed away on January 24, 2017, at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital surrounded by family.
Doris was born on June 4, 1929 in Louisville, KY, daughter of the late Charles Reid Gaddie and Edythe Anderson Gaddie. She was proceeded in death by her brother Donald Wayne Gaddie and her husband of 58 years, Robert Lawson, who passed away in December of 2015. After graduating from high school and secretarial school, Doris worked as an Executive Secretary but was determined to find adventure and was thrilled to land a position as a stewardess for Delta Airlines. She met and married the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Lawson, and they eventually settled in Houston, TX. Doris was loved by all who knew her and dedicated her life to her family and friends. She enjoyed spending time with her children, traveling the globe, playing golf, entertaining friends, and volunteering for worthy causes. She was an original founding member of St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church for more than 50 years, a member of the Republican Women's Club, and a member of Champions Golf Club. When her children were older she went back to work as an administrative assistant, eventually retiring from the State of Texas. Doris cherished the lifelong friendships she made in her golf and bridge groups, her wonderful neighbors, and Delta families. She lived a full and happy life in Champions for more than 50 years. During this past year she lived at Champions Brookdale Assisted Living where she made a new family of friends, but she always kept in touch with her dear friends in the Champions community through bridge, luncheons and faithful visitors. Doris believed in the power of prayer; she has entered heaven with an open heart full of grace and love, believing in life ever after, with Bob by her side.
Doris leaves behind two children, sons, Stephen (Jeanne) Lawson of Charlotte, NC, and Jeffrey (Kim) Lawson of Spring, TX; four grandchildren, Gregory (Kiersten) Lawson of Raleigh, NC, Jennifer Lawson of Houston, Kristen Lawson of Boston, MA, and Michelle Lawson of Columbus, OH; sister-in-law Carol Gaddie, brother-in-law Lee Lawson and many cousins.
A memorial service will be held on February 20th at 10:00am at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 14301 Stuebner Airline Rd, Houston, TX 77069. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Dunstan's Episcopal Youth Fund at the address above. Klein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
. Funeral Home : Klein Funeral Home - Champion Forest
16131 Champion Forest Drive Spring, TX 77379 ... (281) 320-2674
. Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 5, 2017