DORIS NAN ROSS BROCK JOHNSTON
1935 TX – 2014 TX
Photo from AAFA files
Taken at AAFA’s annual
meeting in San Antonio, TX, 1999
Marble Falls, Burnet Co., TX—Friday, 23 May 2014
Doris N. Ross Johnston, 78, of Grand Prairie,
Texas, died May 3. She was born to the late Los Charlie and Reta (Wilks) Ross
on May 27, 1935, in Burnet. Doris graduated from Burnet High School in 1952,
then attended Draughon's Business College. She married the late Raymond H.
Brock in 1954, and they lived together in Cleveland, Ohio until their divorce
in 1974. She married Charles L. Johnston in 1980, divorcing in 1982.
Doris retired from the Department of
Anesthesiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas,
where she was the assistant to the chairman.
She loved to travel and read, and she was an
avid genealogist, publishing Wilks & Young Families: Texas Pioneers
and creating an online website entitled OurTexasFamily. She was a member of the
Jane Wells Woods Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas; General Levi
Casey Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution; Thomas Poe Chapter,
Daughters of American Colonists; John Cavet Chapter, U.S. Daughters of 1812;
Mid-Cities Bluebonnet Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Doris is survived by four children: Danny Brock
of Burnet, Becky Hilton (husband Tony) of Euless, Texas, Steven Brock of Grand
Prairie, and Glen Brock of Melbourne, Australia; six grandchildren, Brian and
Julie Hilton, Danny and Jamie Brock, Danielle Thacker-Richardson and Andrea
Brock; two great-grandchildren, Amber and Cheyenne; brothers Jerry V. Ross of
Burnet and Monte K. Ross of Georgetown. Family was of great importance to
Doris, and she was blessed to have close ties with many beloved aunts, uncles
Family visitation will be at the Vanderveer St.
Church of Christ Fellowship Hall from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Friday, May 23, with
burial immediately following at the Burnet Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that
donations be made to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, P.O. Box
1401, San Antonio, TX 78295.
NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.
Her Alford lineage from her great-grandmother:
Mary Jane 1852 TX4, Hatch 1815 NC5, Isaac 1782 NC6,
John 1747 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9,
John 1645 VA10.