Doreen Weiss-DeShazer

Doreen Weiss-DeShazer

Doreen Weiss-DeShazer of Woodinville, Washington, passed away on March 23, 2020, at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, Washington.

Doreen was born in Providence, RI on September 2, 1962. She grew up with her parents Adam and Claire, and Sister Linda Michalik. She loved to visit her Uncle Louis, Aunt Carol and Cousin Lois, who lived nearby. She often talked about the beauty of her hometown, especially during the fall.

Eventually moving to Washington in 1996, she later enjoyed and excelled in a career of furniture sales and room furnishing design. She loved the scenery of the Pacific Northwest, photography of the local flowers and wildlife, sticking her feet in the sands of Cannon Beach, Oregon, taking ferry rides to Whidbey Island, and picking blueberries or strawberries.

Doreen was spiritually strong, and loved to teach others about the Bible and the wonderful hope for the future whenever she could. Doreen was noted too for her empathy and warmth; she had a way of connecting to those she met, and formed many enduring friendships along the way. She always had an impact on all who knew her, thanks to her enthusiasm and her genuine, selfless love for others.

She is survived by her son Ben and her Husband Elvin.

A memorial to celebrate her life will be held on a future date.

10 Responses to “Doreen Weiss-DeShazer”

  • Terry Stewart says:

    I will always remember and appreciate what a wonderful wife Doreen was to my brother Elvin. Because we lived far apart, we were not able to spend a lot of time together. However, I always knew she loved Elvin with her whole heart in the happy way she lived her life taking care of him. I am very thankful for the time we were able to have before she passed. Love Terry

  • Paul and Patricia Weiss says:

    We can’t believe such a vibrant person is gone too soon. We look forward to welcoming Doreen back the the resurrection soon to come.

  • Karen Bucher says:

    While I never had the opportunity to meet Doreen, my family has had the privilege of her son Ben being part of our lives & family. When I read the words warmth & empathy to describe Doreen, it touched me because that also describes her boy, a heart full of those qualities. I feel a bond because we lost our moms on the same day, I am grateful that we will both get to welcome our moms back because of the resurrection hope, and I look forward to meeting Doreen.

  • Tom Dubiskas says:

    I have been missing Doreen since I was very young. This is one thing that I would have loved to make right. I have lost my whole family. I guess that I will never get that back.
    I love you Doreen, may you rest in peace.

  • Mary and Ron harman says:

    Doreen was such a dear friend! When she and Elvin married she was so happy! She successfully raised her son Ben to be a spiritual caring man! We look forward to seeing her in God’s new world where she will see Elvin and Ben again and enjoy the best of what Jehovah has to offer! We love you Ben and Elvin Mary and Ron

  • Becky says:

    I met Doreen when her family moved to Redmond when Ben(ji) was just a little guy. He was her greatest joy always. I remember her heartfelt comments back then and we became reacquainted when I moved to the Woodinville hall a few years back; she certainly continued the pattern of offering heartfelt comments, study and devotion to Jehovah. I look forward to seeing her again when the Earth is restored to balance by Jehovah.

  • Rinda Norris says:

    As i got to know her, she was gracious and funny. Truly a great loss to the congregation. My prayers are with the remaining family.

  • Donna (Jalette) Bruno, RI says:

    What a beautiful memorial for Doreen today. Doreen was a beautiful person inside and out. When growing up she had a contagious laugh and a lot of energy. One of my favorite memories was watching The Pink Panther movies. To this day if I see the movie playing I think of Doreen . We will see you very soon

  • Cindy Smith says:

    Elvin and Ben,

    Doreen was such a great example for all of us, with her love for Jehovah! Her comments always showed the depth of that love, and impressed on me, how I need to dig deeper when studying. I will always cherish those moments of learning from her and the times she went on studies with me. I’m very sorry for your loss! I know how deep that pain goes, but very thankful for having Jehovah in my life, as I know you are!

  • Gary Llewellyn says:

    Dear Benji
    I’m sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. She was a very nice person. She was always kind to me and my family and I spent many days over at your home. i was “Uncle Gary” as your mom would refer to me as for you. I am so shocked by this news. I remember she made a very nice dinner party for my parents 40th wedding anniversary at your home in 1995, here in Port Orange, FL. She was a sweet, kind, caring person, and a Godly person too. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

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