It is with regret that we announce the passing of Doris Lopez Sanders, age 88, of Huntsville, AL. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, from 10 am until 11 am at St Anthony Catholic Church. A funeral mass will follow at 11 am with Rev. Father George Panthananickal officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Doris was born August 8, 1933, in Durango, CO to the late Bailon P. and Lucia R. Ruybal Lopez. She began her career with IBM in Colorado and retired from Chrysler working in IT and on computers. Doris loved spending time in the great outdoors, especially working in her yard and garden. Along with her late husband Fred, she devoted much of her time volunteering and supporting Alanon and AA for 40 years. Doris attended St Anthony Catholic Church in Fayetteville and St Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntsville. She passed away at her home on December 13, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.
Survivors include her daughters Pamela (Jim) Monaghan of Fayetteville, Tammy (Jack) Jackson of Huntsville, AL, granddaughters Christina (Phillip) Colbert, April (Crispen) Armijo, Amber Monaghan all of Fayetteville, grandsons Kevin (Ashley) Jackson of Brownsboro, AL, Chris (Stephanie) Jackson of Huntsville, AL, great grandchildren Austin Colbert, Olivia Colbert, Isabella Armijo, Madelyn Armijo, Alexandria Armijo, Gavin Jackson and Audrina Jackson, and numerous nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Kermit Sanders; and siblings, Lillie Laird, Pauline Maestas, Lucy James, Tommy Lopez, Evelyn Southwick, and Loney Lopez.
The family wished to extend a special thank you to all the caregivers who treated their mother like family; Betty, Carolyn, Elaine, and Dorothy.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Doris Lopez Sanders.