Doris Louise Cary

  • Born: December 18, 1935
  • Died: January 14, 2020
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

Doris Louise Cary, 84, of Battle Creek, Michigan, met her Savior Jesus Christ face to face on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

She was born on December 18, 1935, to Floyd and Ella (Gasser) Langs in Ross Township. She attended Kellogg Agricultural School in Hickory Corners, Michigan, and graduated from Bellevue High School, in Bellevue, Michigan, in 1953. Following graduation, she married Albert Cary on March 12, 1954, in Bedford, Michigan.

She is survived by her husband of sixty-five years, Albert Cary; three children, Debbie Cary, Randy (Judy) Cary, and Brenda (Dave) Eubank; six grandchildren, Tim (Molly) Cary, Ashley (Jason) Pichea, Tiffany Cary, Brent (Keyla) Eubank, Tom (Allie) Cary, Alyssa (Shane) Allen; 16 great grandchildren; sisters, Erdine Bivens, Marilyn Johnson, and JoAnn Pennock; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents and brother, DuWaine Langs.

Doris was committed to her Lord, her family, and her church family at Calvary Baptist Church. She enjoyed serving others by doing things like purchasing washcloths for Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts, welcoming and encouraging others, and sending greeting cards. Other interests included attending musical concerts – especially Southern Gospel -- and live theater. Her hobbies included reading, playing games, watching the Detroit Tigers, and traveling.

As part of her service to her Lord, she and her husband, Al, arranged for fellowship events and tours for many years for their senior adult Koinonia Sunday School class, to such places as Shipshewana, IN, Lancaster, PA, and Washington, DC. She had served in the Sunday School office and sung in the Adult Choir. She was on the leadership team for Battle Creek's Christian Women's Club in the 1960's. The Carys are long time members of Calvary Baptist Church and formerly attended Bedford Bible Church and Assyria Gospel Church (now Heritage Hills Bible Church). They also attended Maranatha Baptist Church in Sebring, Florida, when wintering in Florida. As a child, Doris and her family attended Bethel Chapel in the Fine Lake area.

For many years, Doris worked at North Pennfield Elementary School, serving as a Noon-Hour Supervisor. She also worked at Woolworth and Prudential Insurance Company in Battle Creek prior to raising her family.

Visitation with the family will be held at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care on Sunday, January 19, 2020, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. A Memorial Service to celebrate Doris' life will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, 1625 Capital Ave, NE, Battle Creek, on Monday, January 20, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. with burial following at the Pennfield Charter Township Hicks Cemetery. The services will be officiated by Pastor Tom Townsend.

Memorial tributes may be made to Calvary Baptist Church of Battle Creek, Michigan. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Opal and I wish to offer our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to Al and the Cary family. May God's blessings be with you.

Harry & Opal, Augusta MI

Posted by Harry Allen - Augusta, MI   January 22, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Doris' passing. She was always kind & caring. She will be missed. I'm in Florida or I would've come to the funeral. Hugs to you Albert & family.

Posted by Barbara (Hughes) Schueler - Jenison, MI - Family   January 20, 2020

I remember Doris as a strong woman who didn't let any of her health issues keep her down. Her eyes were focused on doing for others and to please the Lord. Al and Doris were often in our groups and were a wonderful example of a Christian couple. So many good times......... Doris, you will be missed! Love to your family~ Connie Haywood

Posted by Connie (Conklin) Haywood - Hastings, MI - Friend   January 19, 2020

Only a Godly, kind, generous and thoughtful woman like Doris can leave such a big hole in so many lives.

Posted by Don and Linda Marvin - Friend   January 18, 2020

An amazing godly women from an amazing godly family. Ginnie and I are thinking of and praying for Al and the entire Cary family. Heaven received a a blessed and dedicated servant in Doris. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed - until we see her again.

Posted by Brian Berry - Newark, OH - Family Friend   January 18, 2020

I am so sorry for your lost she was a great lady loved everyone. I know you are going to miss her.

Posted by Marie Roites - Kingwood, TX - Friend   January 17, 2020

Jim and I send our thoughts and prayers to each of you during this time. As you gather to celebrate her life and legacy, may the memories you share bring comfort and joy. Through the Lords mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness. Lam. 3:22-23 NKJV

Posted by Jim & Carol Makowske - Alpena, MI - friend   January 16, 2020

Al, I am deeply sorry to hear of Mrs. Cary's passing. My condolences to you and your family and may the memories of her remain in your heart forever. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by her family and many friends.

With deepest sympathy,
Larry S. Judd

Posted by Larry S. Judd - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   January 15, 2020