Doris E. Swedhin Stahlecker

November 12, 1929 - June 19, 2020

Doris E. Swedhin Stahlecker, age 90, of Gatesville, died Friday, June 19, 2020. Services will be held at a later date in Colorado.

Mrs. Stahlecker was born on Nov. 12, 1929, in Buena Vista, CO, to the late Walter Edward Swedhin and Florence A. Cooper Swedhin. Doris graduated from Rocky Ford High School in Rocky Ford, CO. She married Andy Stahlecker in Rocky Ford on Jan. 20, 1952.

She moved to Gatesville in 2014. Doris was a devout and dedicated Jehovah’s Witness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew J. Stahlecker; brothers, Vivian Swedhin, Glen Swedhin and Oliver Swedhin; sister, Lucille Blanchard; and by a grandson, Joshua Lee Hudson.

Survivors include her sons, John Stahlecker of Smithville, Earl Stahlecker of Gatesville; her daughters, Crystal Hudson of Alamosa, CO, Virginia Johnston of Alamosa, Viola Stahlecker of Valdez, Alaska and Dinah Medina of Alamosa; a sister, Yvonne Kunau of Rush, CO; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be given in Mrs. Stahlecker’s name to The Meadows, 110 Chicktown Rd., Gatesville, Texas 76528.

Scanio-Harper Funeral Home in Temple is in charge of arrangements.

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