1929 - 2021
Walton\'s Funerals & Cremations - Sierra Chapel
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DORIS HULL Doris passed away May 8, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV. She was born 10/13/1929 in Fillmore, CA., the second of four children born to Lester and Bonnie Hart Newsum, originally from Missouri. She graduated from Santa Paula Union High School in 1947. She moved to Sun Valley, CA after graduation, then eventually to Yerington, NV, and the family's final stop, in Reno, NV in 1964. Doris worked for the Hanes Corp., starting as an Inventory Clerk, then promoted to the first female Warehouse manager in the company. She attended Western NV Community College to learn warehouse distribution and transportation. She joined the Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Fraternity to represent the Hanes Corp. There was only one other woman in the organization at the time. She then went on to become their secretary, and the first female President of the organization. She and her husband Larry spent many years travelling, their favorite past time was fishing and camping with their good friends. She volunteered for many political campaigns, her most favorites being for Senator Richard Bryan on his first run for Governor of Nevada in 1982, and Governor Mike O'Callaghan in 1971. She worked for the Voters Registrars' office in Reno for many years, after her early retirement from Hanes. Doris has lived in Las Vegas with her daughter and son-in-law for the last two years. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Vera "Sally" Worsham Latshaw , brother Ron Newsum, her husband of 46 years, Laurence Hull, and her grandson Jason Boneck. She is survived by her brother Eugene Newsum of Chico, CA, her daughter Sharon Boneck of Lake City, CA, daughter Carol Fraser Kidder (Gary) of Las Vegas, NV, and son Lewis M. Williams of Red Bluff, CA. She also leaves behind a legacy of eleven grandchildren and fifteen great-grand-children, a score of nieces and nephews, and so many friends that loved her. Private interment will be at Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery joining the love of her life. Arrangements are under the direction of Walton Funeral Home in Reno.

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Published by Las Vegas Review-Journal on May 30, 2021.
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Melanie Stowers
June 1, 2021
No words can describe how much Doris is missed. She was a beautiful human and was always upbeat no matter what she faced. She was quick witted, spirited and full of hope. She always spoke lovingly of her family and loved to talk about her brother Eugene. She's now at peace, she suffers no more. I hope she has been reunited with her husband Larry. He was a very special person also.
Linda K Luke
May 30, 2021