Doris W. (Williams) Waltz

March 21, 1920 ~ September 24, 2018 (age 98)


Doris Williams Waltz, age 98, formerly of Eden Avenue, Waynesboro, passed away September 24, 2018, at the home of her daughter. She was the widow of George S. (Steve) Waltz, Jr. who died in 2009. They had been married for 66 years. She is survived by 2 daughters, Kathleen Shepard of Sparks, NV, and Lauren Datcher of Waynesboro, 3 grandsons, 4 great grandsons, 4 great granddaughters, 3 great, great grandchildren, and 1 sister, Sara White of Washington, DC, in addition to numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 1 grandson, 6 sisters, 1 brother, and 1 son-in-law. Mrs. Waltz was the daughter of the late Arthur E. Williams and Harriet Cogdell Williams, and was born in Washington, NC, the fourth of nine children. She attended NC A&T State University in Greensboro and graduated with honors with a degree in Business Education. It was in college that she met her future husband. The two married in Dayton, OH, in 1943 and moved to Waynesboro, her husband’s hometown. In 1953 they embarked on a life of travel as Steve’s career took them around the world until settling back in Waynesboro after retirement. Doris was a stay-at-home mother, devoted to her daughters and husband. She enjoyed all types of word and jigsaw puzzles, and reading. Most important in her life was her worship of Jehovah God. She was an active, faithful member of the Waynesboro Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and continued to bring praise and honor to God throughout her life. She will be remembered for her love, kindness, loyalty, quick-wit, and infectious smile. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, MD, and online condolences may be offered at,

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