Doris Van Auken, 62, of Virginia Beach went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 2. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri and was the daughter of Erin Douglas Dean and the late Charles Dean.
Besides her mother, she is survived by her loving husband, John; two sons James and Evan; her daughter, Jacqueline; two brothers Charles and Robert Dean; and a sister Nancy Adalian.
Doris was a witty, kind, and loving friend, mother, and wife, who made many people happy for her having been in their lives. Go with God.
Arrangements will be private. In lieu of flowers, which fade so soon, you may send a little azalea bush which will be planted in her back yard.
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Jacqueline, I am so sorry about your mother’s passing. Please know that you and your family will continue to be in my prayers. Love and God bless.
Dear John and family,Doris was an angel among us, destined now for eternal angelhood. Much as she will be missed, take comfort knowing that she remains your steadfast guardian spirit.Love to you all,Bob
Our prayers are with you & your loved ones. May the comfort of His Presence be with each of you.
What a loss for her family, for our whole community. A lovely soul, full of grace and light, may her presence continue in all our hearts, knowing as we do that her soul still shines, just reaching her many loved ones from a more universal vantage point. We send our condolences to her family.
You have a light about youand breathing sense of peacea laugh that made me smile alonga faith so very deepyou love your family oh so muchit shines with who you areand things you dreamed for all this worldshine on with love in starssending great love to you and your family….i love you….lblessings….Namaste’
Oh my, I feel so sad but smiled as soon as I thought of Doris and saw her BEAUTIFUL smile in mind. God bless you all. Love, Julianne
I am so sad to hearing of Doris’s passing. She was a remarkable spirit and I am grateful to have know her even for such a short time at the A.R.E. Know that my prayers and thoughts are with you all. Sending Reiki healing to your saddened hearts.Bernadette in Prescott Valley, AZ
Dear Jacqueline and family,I pray that you all have peace and comfort. The loving spirit of Doris will surely be missed. I am sending prayers your way! Love KimBLESSED ARE THOSE WHO MOURN, FOR THEY WILL BE COMFORTED. Matthew 5:4
We met Doris on several occasions and she was a lovely person. We feel that she lives on through her daughter Jacqueline who shares her spirit forever.Take care and cherish your endless memories.
Jacqueline & family, We are so sorry for your loss. You & your family are in our thoughts & prayers. We are here for you when & if you need us. Love you, Dana Murphy & Matt Barnes
Jacqueline, we were so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care.
Dear John and Family,Sending love and prayers your way. One of my fondest memories is having an Italian dinner in a small restaurant in Chicago when Doris joined you for a conference. She will be missed. Love, Toni
John & James, from Tiffany, Katie and I – our hearts go out to you during this time of loss. Doris was a wonderful human being.Brenda, Tiffany & Katie
Bill and I are sending you big hugs and lots of love. There are just no words I can think of to say because nothing can help this grief but I hope you know how much we care and that we thought the world of Doris. Her smile and sweet sweet self will always be in our hearts.
Dear John, You and your family are in our thoughts and we are so sorry for your loss. Jeanette and Will Robinson
I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you, Doris and your family are in my prayers.
To the entire Van Auken family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Doris was a beautiful woman…both inside and out. Her gentle, sweet spirit was a blessing and will be missed.Much love you you all.
To the Van Auken Family: May you find strength and courage in your faith during this difficult time. Doris and your family are in my heart and prayers. In Love and Light-Stacy Webb
Dear John,James,Jackie and Evan,The sorrow of the faithful is not that of permanent loss, but the tender sense of sadness that comes in saying farewell for now to someone you love so much. May today’s sorrow give way to the peace and comfort of God’s love.
To the Van Auken family, We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Doris was a very lovely and wonderful woman. Love Dinah, Brad & Betty Viner
I am very sorry for your loss. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Doris I heard so many wonderful things about her. She touced many lives and I am sure she will continue to do so in spirit. Much Love. Ami
John, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers as you move through this difficult time.
We’re very sorry to hear about your loss. Your family is in our prayers and our hearts. May your wonderful memories help you to get through this difficult time.
My Sympathy for the entire Van Auken Family for the loss of one so very precious.The gift she gave you all of her self and her love can never be replaced. Hold on to that treasure. You are all richly endowed.
She was an important part of my daughter’s life and my life. Doris’s unselfish act to care for our newborn daughter, Lisa, was an angelic act.Much love to all and may she be surrounded by the Light of the Christ.Uwe
Words cannot express my heartfelt sorrow to all of you. We will never forget Doris and how she blessed our lives. Knowing that she is with Jesus and that we will see her again one day gives us that hope and peace only the Lord can give. I love you all.
Dear John and James, Evan and Jackie… Doris had such a beautiful Light about her and a gentleness that will be greatly missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers as well as Doris who is, I am sure, surrounded by loved ones who have gone before her and sending us all her Light and Love through very turbulent times down here. So many beautiful Souls await us on the other side now…
Our sympathy is with John and Doris’ family and friends.May divine Light and Love be always with Doris and all of you.
To my dear friend John and his loving children. Please receive my deepest sympathy on this day of sorrow. Know that my thoughts and love are with you always. Blessings to all.
My sincere condolences regarding Doris’ passing. She was a bright light that touched many.Ron
Dear John:I was so sorry to learn of Doris’ passing. I was in Brazil.My heart goes out to you and your family.May the Light of The Christ be with you.Sincerely,Virginia Hulsey
I remember Doris as a young wife in her 20s and was very sad to see this on line. She was a beautiful person.