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Sharon C. Van Doren

Date of Death: December 25, 2015

Date of Birth: July 1, 1935


TOPSHAM - Sharon Ruth (Cruthers) Van Doren, 80, formerly of College Station, TX, and Anderson, SC, passed away peacefully of natural causes at the Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, ME, on December 25, 2015.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Dr. Carlton S. Van Doren of Anderson, SC; her daughter Abigail Van Doren and son-in-law Paul Womer of Brunswick, ME; her daughter Rebecca (Van Doren) Minear and son-in-law Scott Minear of Houston, TX; and her granddaughter Mallory Minear also of Houston.

Sharon was born in Urbana, IL, attended the University of Illinois, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. Sharon taught at elementary schools in South Dakota and Michigan. Later, with her fondness for travel, she was a travel agent for A&M Travel in College Station.

Throughout her life, she had a great love of small dogs who accompanied her everywhere. Accordingly, in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or to a local animal humane society or shelter of the donor's choice.

There will be a private memorial service for Sharon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Brunswick at a date and time to be determined. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana.

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