Doris Karbowski

doris karbowski
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

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  1. On behalf of my family and I, we send you our deepest sympathies through this difficult time.

  2. Steve, may God grant you the peace that He brings, and the thoughts of joy that He allowed you to have with your mother.

  3. Much love to all. Prayers will be said by name at mass on Sunday- My best dear cousins….Fr. Ray+

  4. Dear Ones,We are so sorry for your loss, and please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We have many fond memories visiting on Lone Star Lake. Ms. Doris will be missed, but we know we will see her again in Heaven. May God bless each of you with His tender care and love.

  5. Mr. K, You know how much we love you and how much we loved Miss Doris. Anything in the world we can do for you, all you have to do is ask….You're always in our prayers…david and chrysteen

  6. My deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of "Mrs. K". She was a dearly loved lady and I will always remember the summer of 1969 when I was in Houston and spent time at yall's house in La Marque. While Ted lifeguarded during the days, I would spend time with Doris. I will always remember watching the moon landing with her family that summer and all the fun times we had at the beach in Galveston when you would bring the VW bus and we would play sand volleyball on the beach. I remember Ted's class ring flying off my finger into the sand and we all looked for it and thankfully found it. There were times at Lone Star Lake, like that summer when I learned to ski. Lots of good memories and fun times and I know that she is heaven now and will be watching over all her loved ones here on earth. May God bless each of you in your loss but know that the angels in heaven are singing praises for her in heaven with her Heavely Father.Love you all,Pat

  7. Steve – We think of Doris as a lovely lady. We enjoyed dancing with you in Shreveport. We always thought of both of you as having a great sense of humor. Sincerely – the Vaughns Zwolle, La.

  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We feel blessed to have know Doris, she was a wonderful person.

  9. We send our condolences to all of the family. We are praying for you all and ask that God will bless all of you in special ways as you go about your lives without your precious Wife, Mother, & Grandmother.The Fournet Family

  10. Steve,May God Bless you and keep you through these difficult times. May he give you the peace to endure.Kim and Ben Perry

  11. I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I always thought of Doris as an Aunt, I'll miss her dearly. I have fond childhood memories of Doris around the kitchen table playing games with us.Mike and Tina Yeager

  12. Steve – We know that this is a very difficult time for you and your family, but rejoice in the fact that your mother is now spending an eternity of joy and well-being with her Heavenly Father.

  13. Then I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the Lord, and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, for they shall return to Me with their whole heart.

  14. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that the warmth of memories will be a continual source of comfort for both you and Barbara.Most sincerely, Beverly

  15. Steve and Barbara, My sincerest sympathy in the loss of your mother and mother-in-law. Barbara, I remember when you met Steve and his family on one of your families camping trips to Garner State Park. You will always have those memories to hold close and dear to your heart! Will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.Layne

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