Oliver, Doris Chafin

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Doris Ann Chafin Oliver, 84, of Christiansburg, passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald R. Oliver; son, Donald ‘Lee’ Oliver; mother, Anna E. Dillon Chafin; father, Talfred N. Chafin; brother, Talfred N. ‘Jack’ Chafin, Jr.

Doris is survived by her son, Bruce A. Oliver; daughter, Desiree O. Beamer and fiancé Bruce W. Dowdy; grandchildren, Elisabeth A. Beamer, John W. Beamer and fiancée Kimberly Smith, Rachel L. Beamer Harvey and husband Scott Harvey, Katelyn M. Beamer, Donald E. Oliver, Doris Ann ‘Annie’ Oliver; step-grandchildren, Tania Goble-Warden and Ronald Peak; great-grandchildren, Ainsleigh Grace Harvey and Michael Mason Harvey; brothers, Bob D. Chafin (Wilma), Gilbert W. Chafin (Doris), Belford O. ‘Bill’ Chafin (Donna), George W. Chafin (Cookie); sister, Deanna C. Mallery (Gary); as well as many nieces and nephews.

Doris retired from Bell Atlantic after 26 years. She was active in the Pioneers and volunteered her time with the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society. She enjoyed her many activities with the Seniors at Christiansburg Recreation Department, the Up and At ‘Em Bowling team, and her many friends. Doris also enjoyed quilting and sewing and other crafts. She loved traveling and exploring new places with her friends.

Doris appreciated the cards and visits from her friends and family the last two months.

She wished to thank all her caregivers in the last two months, especially the staff and administration at Runk and Pratt Senior Living Community at West Lake.

Visitation will be held at Horne Funeral Home on Saturday, March 31, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon with the Memorial Service to follow at noon.

In lieu of flowers or donations, the family suggests you do a random act of kindness for a stranger.