Doris Earline Zimmermann

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Doris Earline Zimmermann, 93, entered into Heaven’s glory at sunrise. Doris was born on July 19, 1923 in Port Arthur, TX to parents, Walter and Clara (Riske) Bailey. She was married to Erich Paul Zimmermann for 60 years until his passing. A life to service her church and devoted teacher at Mothers-Day-Out programs for 19 years gave her so much joy. She loved her family, sewing Christmas stockings and the Christmas season was her favorite.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Clara Bailey and her husband, Erich Zimmermann.

She is survived by her two children, David and wife Cheryl Zimmerman of Knoxville, TN and Jan and Mannie Steglich of Pearland, TX; four grandchildren, Crystal Zimmerman of Denver, CO, Christian Zimmerman of Knoxville, TN, Jamie and husband Scott Hood of Pearland, TX, and Ryan and wife Lori Steglich of Cape May, NJ; three great grandchildren, Ellyssa Hood, Jaxon Hood, and Erich Steglich. Extended family includes Elizabeth and Jason Jordan and son Jacob of Halletsville, TX.

The family wishes to express our gratitude to the incredible, loving staff of Friendswood Health Care Center. She called it home and enjoyed so many activities and meeting so many people that provided so much more than health care. A special thank you to John in therapy and Rose for coordinating so many fun events.

Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the family at 6:00 P.M. on Monday, March 13, 2017 at Jeter Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX. A funeral service will follow at 7:00 P.M., with Rev. Jon Salminen officiating. Interment will be at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Port Arthur, TX.

Condolences can be sent to the Zimmermann family in care of Jeter Funeral Home at

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