Doris Jean Smith Bagley
NEW BERN, NC - Doris Jean Smith Bagley, 82, born in Central Falls, Rhode Island on August 9, 1930 died Monday, November 26, 2012 at Two Rivers Healthcare-Neuse, New Bern, NC after a brief illness.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Charles ("Charlie") Bagley; her brother, John Smith; her brother-in-law, William ("Bill") Lyle and her step grandson, Charles Jackson.
Doris is survived by her two sisters, Margaret Gail Smith Scheele and husband Paul of New Bern, NC and Lois Ann Smith Lyle of Lincoln, RI; sister-in-law Bonnie Ferguson Smith; step daughter Carol Jackson and husband John ("Bill"); 14 nieces and nephews; numerous great nieces and nephews; and 2 step grandchildren.
Doris and her late husband, Charlie, loved to travel. Prior to moving to New Bern, Doris and her late husband, Charlie, split their time between houses in New Hampshire and Florida. At the time of her death Doris had lived in New Bern for over 30 years. During this time she volunteered at Craven County Hospital (now Carolina East Medical Center) as a gray lady for over 20 years, spent a lot of time at the New Bern Craven County library, and enjoyed spending time at family gatherings.
The family would like to express their gratitude for the great care Doris received at the Home Place Assisted Living Facility located at 1321 McCarthy Blvd, New Bern, NC where Doris lived for over 6 years. Doris thought of everyone at the Home Place as her family She will be remembered by everyone there as "106"! The family would also like to thank the staff at Two Rivers Healthcare-Neuse and United Hospice for providing comfort to Doris during her final days.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Rhode Island. Cotten Funeral Home in New Bern is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Stroke Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.
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