Niagara Gazette


October 19, 2013

Doris Katherine Wendt


Doris Katherine (Hooper) Wendt, 82, of San Tan Valley, AZ died on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Oro Valley Hospital, Tucson, AZ after a brief illness. Born on November 8, 1930 in Olcott, NY she was the daughter of Leland and Florence (Vogelman) Hooper.
Doris was a lifelong resident of Bergholtz and Sanborn, NY who in later years wintered in Queen Creek, AZ. She moved to AZ in 2011. She married Robert Louis Smith of Niagara Falls, NY in June 1950. Mr. Smith preceded her in death on January 5, 1980. She married Robert John Wendt of Sanborn, NY in September 1986. Mr. Wendt preceded her in death on February 25, 2009.
She is survived by daughter, Linda (James) Rippey of Town of Niagara, NY; son, Gary (Jane) Smith of Ellenton, FL and daughter Bonnie (The Rev. Dr. Ron) Melzer of Tucson, AZ. She is survived by sister, Ruth Laese of Rochester, NY; and brother, Roy (Barbara) Hooper of Tucson, AZ. Survivors also include step-daughters, Sandra (The Rev. Robert) Underwood, Nancy (Ed) McIvor, Carol (Kevin) Hasley and Susan (Bruce) Reiter; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Doris retired from Niagara-Wheatfield School District. She was past president of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 1451 having been a member since 1964. She will be remembered by all who knew her for her deep faith, caring heart, faithful friendship and love of family. Doris was well-known as an avid reader.
Services in Arizona will be held at Mountain View Lutheran Church in Apache Junction, AZ. Services will be held at a later date at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church in Bergholz, NY with internment at Acacia Park Cemetery in North Tonawanda, NY.
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