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Doris Jean (Meade) Born

Doris Jean (Meade) Born
  • January 28, 1935 - September 17, 2018
  • Augusta, Michigan
  • Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence
    5470 Glenn Cross Road
    Battle Creek, MI 49015

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“With my sympathy to all of Doris' family. ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Marie Coburn - Galesburg

“Becky,Marty,Vicki and Tim so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Doris She was a great Aunt loved her dearly Our Thought and Prayers are with you...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: cheryl hopkins - knoxville, TN

“My thoughts and prayers are with all who loved Doris. She was an outstanding person. I had the pleasure of working with her at TUC. Doris put...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Leanne Fader - Paw Paw, MI

“Becky,Sorry for the loss of your mother.Bless you allTreesa Haist ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Thoughts and prayers to all the Born families at this difficult time. A great lady. She will be missed! ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Mike and Linda Pierman - MI

“My condolences goes out to the family and friends whom they loss someone so close and dear to you it brings a very sad time and I hope that you are...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Orenthal Williams - Flint, MI

“So very sorry to hear this sad news. God bless the family during this difficult time. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Jeff Cox - Valparaiso, IN

“Condolences to the Born family. Every time I saw her at an Athletic event she was smiling.May she RIP. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Mike & Brenda Bailey - Parchment, MI

“The Coville family sends their condolencesto the Doris Born family. May you find strength through the memories of friends and family at this time of...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: The Coville Family - Galesburg, MI

“Dear Born family sorry for the loss of your mom! She made me feel like family growing up, and she was so supportive to anyone who came in contact...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Linda & Steve Rogers - Richland, MI

“My sincere sympathies to Doris' family. It's been a number of years since I have seen Doris but she was always such a sweet woman and her children...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Darlene Hybels - Kalamazoo, MI

“Please accept my sincere condolences to the Born family and friends. The loss of a loved one is never easy.May the God who gives us comfort during...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: A friend


13 of 15 | Posted by: Pat Longfield - Galesburg, MI

“My prayers & sympathy for all of Doris family.I have missed her for sometime not being able to have lunch get togethers and school reunions.She was a...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Eleanor Fry - Galesburg, MI

“Sorry to hear of Doris's passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Edward Smith - TRAVERSE CITY, MI


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Doris Jean (Meade) Born of Augusta, MI

Doris passed away peacefully at Glen Arbor Hospice on the seventeenth of September, 2018, at the age of 83.

Doris is survived by her children, Becky (Ken) Nuorala, Marty (Cathy) Born, Vickie (Dave) DeLeon, Tim (Penny) Born, as well as 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Doris was born on January 28th in 1935 in Kalamazoo, MI to Myrtle and Paul Meade. She graduated from Galesburg-Augusta High School in 1953. She married Kenneth Born in 1954. The two built their family home in Augusta. Over ten years, the couple welcomed five children into their home. Her children remember her as a loving, kind, caring and generous mother who encouraged them to pursue their goals.

Doris began working for the Upjohn Company at Brooke Lodge as a server, then transferred to downtown Kalamazoo and became head chef. She retired in December 1993 after 28 years of faithful service and received a special award for 20 years with no lost time.

Doris dedicated her life to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. All her family remembers her steadfast support through all significant life events. If anything deemed important to them occurred, they just knew that Doris would be there in support. If there was ever a need for help, whether physical, financial, or just some cooking, they knew they could count on Doris. This generous side of Doris was apparent to the community she lived in as well. The community knew Doris to be one of, if not the most, ardent supporter of Galesburg-Augusta athletics. For 55 years if any family member was involved in a sporting event you would see her in the stands. Basketball was her favorite, and for too many years to remember, she would show up at games with enough cookies for the entire team and coaching staff. When Doris turned 75 the family hosted a birthday party in the high school cafeteria. It was heartwarming to see the amazing turnout by the community, and to see the large number of current athletes as well as past players who attended to show their appreciation and respect to the little old lady that had supported them so well.

Doris is now at rest with her Holy Father and with those who have preceded her in death. Her family will miss her greatly, but will bask in the warmth of her legacy.

The Graveside Service will be held on Friday, September 21st at 11:00 a.m. in Augusta Village Cemetery with Mr. Ken Nuorala, officiating. A Memorial Gathering to celebrate Doris' life will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Friday immediately following the committal at the Augusta Custer V.F.W. Post # 7956, 13540 West M-96, Augusta, MI 49012. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Doris' honor may be directed to the Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools Foundation, 1076 North 37th Street, Galesburg, MI 49053 or the Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence, 5470 Glenn Cross Road, Battle Creek, MI 49015. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Augusta Chapel is assisting Doris' family with their arrangements.