Doris R. (Fleck) Schroeder died peacefully on August 8, 2019.
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Memorial Mass: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 14, at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 1200 S. Davis Drive, Arlington.
Doris was born on August 3, 1931 in Mobile, AL to Nellie (Ryan) and Albert Louis Fleck.
She married Otto Eugene Schroeder, Jr. in Fort Worth, TX on June 7, 1952. Doris was kind, thoughtful and organized, but above all, a devoted wife, and loving mother to her five children. She managed the household efficiently and with ease, while at the same time supporting her husband Otto with his veterinary practice and animal hospital in Arlington, TX. She was a natural homemaker, an accomplished quilter and seamstress, epicurean, avid reader and Bridge player, and gardener. A long time resident of Arlington, Doris was a volunteer at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church and served as a docent at The Fielder Museum where she shared her love of history, particularly local history. Doris loved planning vacations with her large extended family reviving the tradition of gathering in cabins in Red River NM from her children’s youth. In their retirement years, Doris with her husband Otto opened first a Peach Tree, then a Christmas Tree Farm on the family property in Mansfield, TX welcoming hundreds of families with hay rides and hot cider.
Doris is predeceased by her devoted husband of 65 years, Otto E. Schroeder, Jr. and her cherished son David L. Schroeder and grandson Ryan P. Schroeder.
She was the beloved mother of Otto E. (Sonny) Schroeder and wife Kathy of Coppell, TX, Ann Barfield and her husband Keith of Coppell,TX, Jim Schroeder and wife Anne of Duxbury, MA, and Karen Miener and husband Jeff of Kirkwood, MO. She adored her eleven grandchildren Elizabeth Schroeder, Matt and wife Danielle Schroeder, Jennifer and Andrew Barfield, Lauren and Patrick Schroeder, (Ryan), Ben, and Emma Schroeder, Megan and Blake Miener, and great-granddaughter Eleanor Schroeder. Doris leaves her dear sister Grace Brockenbush of Fort Worth, TX and many nieces and nephews.
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