Tahlequah Daily Press

January 14, 2013

Doris Jean Gulager


TAHLEQUAH — Graveside services for Doris Gulager will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at the Tahlequah City Cemetery under the care and direction of Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.

An online guestbook is available at www.hartfuneralhome.net.

Doris Jean Gulager, the daughter of A.O. and Tressie (Haggard) Kirkwood, was born March 22, 1931, in Tahlequah, and departed this life on Jan. 9, 2013, in Tulsa, at the age of 81 years, nine months and 18 days.

Doris enjoyed life to the fullest. She made many lifelong friends in Tahlequah and enjoyed spending time with them. She was also very active with the friends she had made in Coweta, where she was living.

She loved her family and enjoyed family gatherings and getting around the table for a meal. Doris touched many lives and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fred Gulager; brother, J. Scott Kirkwood; and sister, Rosemary Ackley.

She is survived by a loving family, which includes her daughter, Freda Purtle and husband Joe of Hulbert; brother, Joe Kirkwood of North Carolina; two grandchildren, Tara Michelle Chronister and Kirk Barnett; two great-grandchildren, Maci and Adam Chronister; two step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren. Many nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives also survive her.

Hart Funeral Home, 1506 N. Grand, (918) 456-8823.