Doris Audrey DeFraine (LaCrosse), Fountain Valley, CA, November 21, 2019. Predeceased by her Husband Donald L. DeFraine; parents, Cornelius (Neil) LaCrosse, Mary LaCrosse (Larkin); brothers, Bernard /Bernie (Eileen), Richard/Dick (Mary), Arthur/Art (Carmen), William/Bill (Bobbie and Marcia) LaCrosse; Sisters, Gladys LaCrosse, Mildred/Millie (Colin) O’Halloran (LaCrosse). Survived by her loving daughter and son, Lori Donna Wheaton (DeFraine), and Joseph Donald DeFraine; grandchildren, Justin David (Michelle) Wheaton, Christopher Donald Wheaton, Dominique (Craig) Ellis (DeFraine), Amanda (Geoff) Rigby (DeFraine); great grandchildren, Reagan Ann and Colton David Wheaton, Brayden Ellis, Natalie and Olivia Rigby; loving nieces, nephews and extended family, dear friends, and caregivers.
Doris was born at home in Rochester, New York. She graduated from Holy Rosary School and Nazareth Academy (Class of 1950). She married in 1952 to her high school sweetheart, Don. In 1976 she and her husband relocated to Fountain Valley, California to follow jobs and sunshine. She completed her certification for Professional Executive Administration, and Florist from Golden West College in Huntington Beach, CA. Later she earned her realtor license. She retired from Ballard and Ballard Jewelers in Fountain Valley. Doris moved to Apple Valley in 2018 to be near her daughter after her diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Doris had a love for the Lord and was very active in her church and community. She was fun, courageous, and an elegant lady.
Doris’s visitation will be held December 27, 2019, 4:00- 8:00 p.m. at Heritage Dilday Chapel, 17911 Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach California, 92647; Rosary will be said December 28, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 17270 Ward Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708. Her Mass of a Christian Burial will be celebrated December 28, 2019 at 10:30 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church followed by a reception in the church hall.
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