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Doris Lee (Tostberg) Buttleman
March 3, 1934 ~ November 15, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Doris Lee Buttleman, 89, passed peacefully, surrounded by family, at her home in Parker, Colorado on November 15, 2023. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Harold R. Buttleman (aka Rich), in February 2017. She is survived by daughter Julie DeNicola, son Kurt (Kim), grandchildren: Allison (Keith) Benson, Kimberly DeNicola (Geff Sloter), Richard DeNicola, Dori and Hank Buttleman, and great grandsons Lane Benson and Valen Sloter.
Doris and Rich were married on August 14, 1955, and they enjoyed a magical and adventurous 62-year marriage. Doris was a loving wife and mother who cultivated many deep friendships and was always looking out for others.
Doris grew up in Quincy, Illinois, where she, her brother Bob, and sister Marge enjoyed a happy and healthy childhood. She attended Western Illinois University and over the course of her life, she worked as a journalist, a stay-at-home mom, and served Morton United Methodist Church as a secretary and frequent volunteer.
Doris was inquisitive and a lifelong learner who loved to travel (China, Europe, South America, and Mexico were among her favorites). She and Rich lived in Oklahoma, Illinois, Brazil, Florida, and Colorado over the years (although she always called Morton, Illinois “home”). Doris was a pianist, yoga practitioner, friendship facilitator, avid reader, and doting grandmother / great grandmother. She loved being with family, sharing her sense of humor, and was always the ultimate hostess!
A memorial luncheon for Doris is being planned for late spring 2024 in Morton.
Donations in honor of Doris may be made to Morton United Methodist Church (mortonumc.org/give).