Doris Mae Sander, a resident of North Augusta, SC, gracefully entered the gates of Heaven on August 17, 2023. Born on January 17, 1934, in Williamsport, PA, Doris was the daughter of Robert and Ernestine Wahler. She embarked on a life journey that was marked by love, service, and unwavering faith.
Doris met hometown boy Howard Sander Jr. and they were married for 50 years until Howard's passing in 2007. Doris is survived by her loving children: Kimberlee (Paul) Perretta, Howard Sander III, DruQueal, Lynn (John) Webb, Mark (Joy) Sander, and Jennifer Jeffries. Her heart overflowed with pride for her 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, who brought immeasurable joy to her life.
In addition to her children and grandchildren, Doris is survived by her brother Robert Wahler and sisters Sharon (Gene) Greninger and Dawn Kehrer. She was predeceased by her brother Max Wahler and sister Roberta Coleman.
Doris's journey led her to serve her country in the Air Force, a testament to her dedication and patriotism. She spent her career working in hospital business offices across Pennsylvania, Florida, and Missouri, leaving a professional mark that spoke of her diligence and commitment
A skilled seamstress, Doris found joy in sewing. She had a love for the great outdoors, and her fondest memories were camping trips that she shared with her family, and she loved taking long car rides in the country with her husband.
Doris’s strong faith was firmly rooted in God, it was unshakable. She was a dedicated member of Big Stevens Creek Baptist Church. Her devotion and faith were evident in all she touched through her participation in church activities and her unwavering support for Missions. Doris's legacy of love, faith, and compassion lives on in the hearts of her children, grandchildren, friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing her. She found solace in listening to the Gaither's gospel music and was devoted to the study of God's word.
A memorial service honoring Doris's life will be held on August 22, 2023, at 6:00 PM in the Rowland-Ford Funeral Home Chapel and will be officiated by Pastor Skip Myers with Pastor Joey Thompson providing worship through song. The service may be viewed via Livestream by using the following link or the button below https://livestream.com/rowlandford/events/10938600 The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 5:00PM. Following the service, she will be laid to rest with her husband Howard at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. The family welcomes online condolences and shared memories. Donations in memory of Doris can be made to Big Stevens Creek Baptist Church on behalf of Missions.
As we bid farewell to Doris, we remember, the warmth of her smile, and the love she spread to all around her. Her legacy remains an inspiration to us all, a reminder of the enduring power of love, faith, and family.