Doris Emma Berner Denton (1922-2016)

Doris Emma Berner Denton was born July 13, 1922 in Houston, Texas, to Frederick (Fritz) and Hermine Brandt Berner. She departed this life on Sunday, December 4, 2016 in Kyle, Texas. She married James Howard (Jimmy) Denton on March 3, 1943, and they had one daughter. For most of her working life she supported Jimmy in his diesel repair business in Houston, Texas by managing the secretarial and bookkeeping aspect of the business. They resided in Houston and later in Sugarland, Texas. They retired to Bellville, Texas, and later to Austin, Texas. During her retirement years, Doris enjoyed volunteer work with Bellville General Hospital, Saint David’s Medical Center in Austin, and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fritz and Hermine Berner, husband Jimmy Denton and sister Lola Berner Russell. She is survived by her daughter Barbara Denton (husband Joe Berry), grandson Geoffrey Powell (wife Michaela), granddaughter Jessica Sifuentes (husband Gabe), great-grandchildren Colton Powell, Isidra Powell, Isabel Powell, Leyla Sifuentes and Maya Sifuentes, niece Joan Ruisinger, and nephew Warren Russell. Doris was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who always put her family first. She will be deeply missed.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016, at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 8724 Travis Hills Dr., Austin, Texas 78735, with The Reverend Anne Knight Hoey officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church or to Meals on Wheels Central Texas, 3227 East 5th Street, Austin, TX 78702.

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