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Doris A. Frost

Doris A. Frost of Chandler Heights, AZ. Age: 96 yrs. 11 months Doris was born on Sept. 6th, 1922 In Appleton, WI. The daughter of Edward and Flowella (Hoffman) Femal. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and loved by all who came to know her. Her son Robert was her fulltime caregiver and was with her when she passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Aug. 4th, 2019. She is survived by a brother Lloyd Femal of Appleton, WI. She is also survived by her Four sons: Jack E. Frost of Queen Creek, AZ. Roger L. Frost of Jurupa Valley, CA. Randy L. Frost of Appleton, WI. Robert A. Frost of Chandler Heights, AZ. She had (7) grandchildren, (10) great grandchildren, And (4) great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Vernon L. Frost, her daughter Mary Ann Frost, two brothers: Harold Femal, Kenneth Femal and one sister Nancy G. Peters. Services will be at: VA National Memorial Cemetery 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, Az. 85024 On Friday Sept. 6th, 2019 at 9:30 am. Officiating Clergy: Deacon Jim Gall



  • Andy Hemken Posted August 12, 2019 4:39 AM

    I met Vernon and Doris Frost in Greenville, Wisconsin when I was 16 years old, bicycling through Wisconsin. They were both unbelievably kind and welcoming. I visited them in their retirement in Arizona a couple times, while I was on business in the area. Doris was one heck of a women, and I enjoyed visiting. My condolences to the family.

    • Robert Frost Posted August 12, 2019 7:07 AM

      Thank you Andy, I also read your email this morning. And when I get up to Wisconsin to visit relatives I will make it a point to swing by for a visit that would be nice.

  • Deb Johnson Posted August 12, 2019 4:05 PM

    I’ve known Doris 20 years through Rob and Paula. She was one of the funniest and so feisty old gal. It was hard to keep her down. Anybody who met her would soon find themselves asking where she was when we had get togethers with family and friends. Knowing her was one of the highlights in my life and it saddens my heart that she’s gone but we know she’s in a better place. My heart goes out to you Rob and I’ll keep you in my prayers. I’m in Michigan now but would definitely be there with you if I was.

    • Robert Frost Posted August 12, 2019 5:43 PM

      Thank You Deb, I miss seeing you around. Look us up when you come back to Arizona. And thank you Carly & Ashley for your thoughts and prayers.

  • Carly Johnson Posted August 12, 2019 5:07 PM

    When I was younger I remember Doris as cute little lady. When I would go across the street to Paul’s house I would talk to Doris and she was always so sweet and funny. It’s sad to see her go she will be missed.

  • Ashley McKinley Posted August 12, 2019 5:12 PM

    I knew Doris when I was a kid visiting my neighbor. She made my siblings and I feel welcomed from the moment we met her. She was always helpful and sweet! I will remember Doris as being spunky, full of energy and someone who was kind hearted and made my sister and I laugh a lot. She was truly a good women and will be missed. Praying for her family and friends.

  • Paula Lightholder Posted August 12, 2019 10:20 PM

    Thank you Deb, sweet Carly, and Ashley, many fond memories we all share in knowing Doris. It was Doris who insisted we have at every holiday or party a festive, creative table which she included you kids in making.the display.. I had forgotten those days until i just read your comments. I have always cherished that until the last few years Doris said the lords pray at almost every gathering that happened at my house. Doris loved the parties and always made it a point to visit with everyone, whats even better is everybody loved visiting with Doris. To this day years later I still have people ask me How’s Doris and my mom if they haven’t seen me in awhile.. I have truly missed her being my sidekick in the car…

  • Paula Lightholder Posted August 12, 2019 10:20 PM

    Doris liked to go everywhere, to the store, see my mom, pick-up kids. years later it was pick-up my grand kids, There she was her thin, little body hunched over in the seat but with the biggest, brightest smile. I’d say “You OK Doris?” She’d say “Just looken at the territory.” People would ask me “How old is she?” they could not believe how vibrant she was. She was always ” Looken at the Territory.” and in that I just realized she was one who never had anything bad to say about the future.. I find that rare. I will always cherish the time, love and example that she extended to myself and those that I love. I loved her.

  • Sienna Stombaugh Posted August 15, 2019 11:17 AM

    I’ll always remember how she was constantly on the move and helping in anyway she could at family gatherings and saying grace at the table and being thankful was always a must i’ll always be grateful to her for those reminders she’s wonderful soul who’ always be with us

  • Christopher Lightholder Posted August 17, 2019 11:59 PM

    Grandma Doris has been apart of my life since the day i was born. She took care of me, she babysat me. I always enjoyed going out every weekend or so and seeing her. It was always a joy hearing grace at every suppertime growing up. I heard her say grace so often in fact I have the whole verse memorized. Hearing grace so ritualistically taught me to always be grateful for the things that i have in my life, whether it be family, food, and other things of the like. i will reflect on her memory fondly for as long as i live.

    • Robert Frost Posted August 18, 2019 6:11 PM

      Thank you Christopher, I’m glad she was a part of your life and the memories you will carry. Hold on to those things that you learned from her and carry them with you through life.

  • Cory Lightholder Posted August 19, 2019 4:56 PM

    Doris has been in my life since I was 12 years old she’s been there for my good times and the not so good. Doris was our rock always with her wit and the smile, if needed she could make just the right comment at the appropriate time. She was the peacekeeper during family arguments and the lets get this done at events. AS repeated so many times above her lord prayer was monumental in our family and sacred. Doris has been a joy in my life and her memory will always be cherished.

  • Asilynn Meyer age 8 Posted August 25, 2019 10:38 AM

    Dear Doris, you were the spark that kept us together. You were always thinking happy thoughts, everyone loved you cause you were the one that was always with us grand kids. I’m really going to miss having you sit and watch cartoons with me, and I’m also going to miss talking with you.

    • Robert Frost Posted August 25, 2019 10:41 AM

      Thank you Asilynn I’m going to miss seeing the two of you together, I know she loved you very much Asilynn.

  • shirley temple Posted August 26, 2019 6:18 PM

    I met Doris over 20 years ago and was amazed when I met her that she was walking from her house to Paula’s house almost daily. She was always helping Paula in anyway she could. She insisted on having my great-grandson Christopher baby shower at her house doing all preparations herself: games, cake, etc. .She was a great lady in too many ways to count. It was a pleasure to visit with her at family events. I will truly miss her but feel she always be with us. Love to you Doris.

  • Bianca Frost Posted September 5, 2019 1:53 PM

    Grandma Doris! My memories with you will forever be a part of my life and will pass on to my children. I often find myself, especially around the Holidays, reminiscing the times were i would wait for dessert on Thanksgiving because Grandmas Candied Yams were my Fave and the weekends we would spend all day decorating Christmas Cookies. I can go on and on with my memories at Grandma Doris’ house, and i will forever cherish those moments. You will never be forgotten, we love you Grandma Doris.

    • Lorena Frost Posted September 5, 2019 8:11 PM

      My memories of grandma are very similar to yours…

  • Breonna Frost Posted September 5, 2019 2:43 PM

    Grandma Doris, I will forever cherish the memories we have. Growing up getting to spend time with my great grandmother is an awesome experience. From our Christmas cookie baking and decorating, your yummy spanish rice, our time sitting in your living room cross stiching patterns (that was my favorite), driving in your big white truck to the grocery store down the street , to easters at paulas seeing you all smiles surrounded by your family and your super yummy sweet potatoes and marshmellows. I loved to spend time with you. And im sad I stopped spending the nights with you as I got older. But you were an amazing woman , with a heart of gold and a smile that shines so bright. I love you forever. I am glad you are at peace. You will forever live on in our hearts Grandma Doris.

    • Lorena Frost Posted September 5, 2019 8:14 PM

      Decorating Christmas cookies at grandma’s was always so much fun…

    • Robert Frost Posted September 9, 2019 5:28 AM

      Thank you Breonna and Bianca, those are good memories. Someday if you ever want to learn how she made those Christmas cookies, you guys can come over and I will teach you her recipe and we can make a batch together. I have great memories of helping her make cookies and my favorite part of decorating them and getting to lick the bowl when I was a child.

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