Doris Rinehimer Barrall was born October 21, 1925 the daughter of Grace Barrall and John Rinehimer. She just celebrated her 92nd birthday this last October, but those who knew her well, know that she will be forever 39 and holding. She was married to Robert J. Barrall who was a highly decorated veteran of WWII, battle of the bulge and had 4 bronze stars. He was in the 101st Airborne Rangers and he wrote to her every single day of the war. Robert Barrall passed away in 1985 of multiple sclerosis.
Doris was a banquet waitress at the Marriott Hotel in Portland for 24 years where she made numerous friends whom she loved dearly. Her friends were a big part of her life and she very much enjoyed spending time with them. She also cleaned houses and cared for the elderly and disabled for many years. In addition to that she bar tended and catered events for her good friends Sally and Frank Harmon. Doris also enjoyed helping her good friend Debbie with planning high school reunions.
One of her favorite things to do was gardening especially caring for her roses. She loved to tell jokes and lived to make people laugh and smile. Her big dream was to win the lottery, and she never gave up hope that someday she'd win the jackpot.
Doris is survived by sons Barry and Dennis; granddaughter Melissa; great-grandchildren Evan and Lexie; sister Carol; and many friends. Doris was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.
Doris, you'll be 39.....
and we'll be holding you in our hearts forever.......
Grandma's Roses by Melissa
Today's the day we honor you
For all your love, and all you do
You are so warm, you give so much
You let love grow with tender touch
In your garden steadily grows
A bright and lovely, ruby rose
You're giving, caring, warm and kind
A better grandma you'll not soon find
I love you for all of your ways
And will continue for all my days
You listen when I need to talk
You're always there just for a walk
Around the yard and garden too
To show me what's there growing new
I think for you my dream shall be...
The queen of yellow buzzing bees
Whose loving care lets roses grow
In your garden of many seeds to sow
A flower's blooming over here
But needs your love, my grandma dear
But when the petals fade and fall
They'll not forget you
Not at all
They met you one day, long ago
Forever will your roses grow...