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Doris Rosetta Harville


God looked around his garden and found an empty place. He then looked upon this earth and saw her tired face. He put his arms around her and lifted her to rest. His garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best!

Doris died peacefully at her home Monday, July 29, 2013, from congestive heart failure at the age of 86.

She was born in Washington, Ind., on Sept. 9, 1926, to Cora and Jay Gauslin. At the age of 3 she moved to Santa Rita, New Mexico, and when she was 9 years old the family moved to Upper Lake, Calif.

During high school her summer jobs consisted of picking beans and apples and packing pears. After high school she worked in the Upper Lake Post Office until going to San Francisco Dental School in 1946.

After graduation she returned to Upper Lake, but with no dentist in Upper Lake she went back to work at the post office, retiring in 1985 after 31 and a half years of service.

In 1949 she married Tut Harville, who she met in the post office. She was very active in the Upper Lake Methodist Church, making dinners, singing and directing the choir, being a Sunday School teacher and arranging flowers for the alter.

Doris was a 66-year member of the Queen of the Lake Rebekah Lodge and also an active member of the Upper Lake Women's Protective Club and attended most of the town council meetings.

Doris and her late husband Tut were big supporters of the Upper Lake Schools, which in 2003 the high school gym was renamed “The Harville Gym.”

Doris was a leader in 4-H for 21 years, not only to her own children, but also her grandson. She was an avid gardener and had a beautiful garden filled with flowers year round.

Doris is survived by her daughters, Kathy Scott of Woodland and Sue Harville of Upper Lake. She is also survived by her grandsons, Scott (Joan) Harville of Suffolk, Va., and Charles (Becky) Scott of Petaluma; granddaughters, Kim and Kris Scott of Woodland, and Kelly (Jon) Sagara of Roseville; great-grandchildren, Leanna and Tut Harville of Suffolk, Va., Troy and Trent Sagara of Roseville and Brianna Scott of Petaluma; loving sister, Rita Crabtree of Sparks, Nev; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Charles “Tut”; daughter, Lynn; son-in-law, Jack Humphrey; brother, Jimmy; and her parents.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary in Lakeport. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Upper Lake Methodist Church. Interment to follow at Upper Lake Cemetery.

The family prefers donations in her memory to the Upper Lake Methodist Church, P.O. Box 276, Upper Lake, CA 95485, Upper Lake High School Athletic Department, 675 Clover Valley Road, Upper Lake, CA 95485, or the Doris Harville Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Upper Lake Women's Protective Club, PO Box 837, Upper Lake, CA 95485.

For further information call Chapel of the Lakes at 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit .

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