August 29, 1922 ~ August 6, 2009
Funeral services for Doris Marie Karbowski, 86, of Longview, formerly of Jenkins, will be at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs on Sunday, August 9, 2009 at 3:00 PM with Rev. Kenneth Wardlaw officiating. Interment will be at Clark Cemetery in Jenkins under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. Mrs. Karbowski was born on August 29, 1922 in Dallas to J.B. and Maggie Johnson and was called home to live with her Savior on Thursday, August 6, 2009 at a Longview Nursing Home. She was loved as Grandmother to her grandchildren, Michelle, Aimee, Kerry and Krista and was adored by her great granddaughter, Madeline. She grew up in East Texas then attended junior high in Houston. Her family then settled in Galveston, where she graduated from Ball High School. She married James S. Karbowski on December 31, 1941 and raised a family of two sons, Steve and Ted in LaMarque, TX. After a few brief periods of employment during her husbands military duty, Doris became a devoted homemaker and served as Den Mother to her sons Cub Scouts Pack. She was an accomplished seamstress and excelled in archery. She loved to paint. Doris and Steve shared an enjoyment of camping in our National Parks and an enthusiasm for square dancing. They were active members of square dance clubs both in LaMarque and East Texas. She was happiest when surrounded by her children, granddaughters and great granddaughter. She loved and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Doris was an active member of Jenkins Methodist Church in Jenkins, TX until moving to Longview. Her golden years were spent in Daingerfield and Longview, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers: Ted, Jack, Harry and Sonny; and one sister Lucille. Survivors include her husband of 68 years James S. Karbowski of Longview; two sons and daughters-in-law Steve and Barbara Karbowski of Quinlan and Ted and Helen Karbowski of Ashboro, NC; four granddaughters; one great granddaughter; many nieces and nephews. Our loss is Heavens gain. Mrs. Karbowski will lie in state on Saturday, August 8th and the family will receive friends from 6-8 PM at the funeral home in Hughes Springs. Online condolences can be made to www.reeder-davis.com.