Doris Eileen Pacheco, 85, formerly of Jerseyville and Branson, Mo., transitioned to her heavenly home at 12:18 p.m. Friday, May 22, at Willow Rose Rehab in Jerseyville under the care of St. Anthony’s Hospice.
She was born Sept. 13, 1929, in Alton and was the daughter of the late Russell Wooff and Alma (Howard) Coder.
She worked all her life, having many diversified talents such as seamstress, waitress, nurse’s aide and then worked at BJC Christian Northeast Hospital for 23 years in various departments, including the medical records department, until her retirement in 2005 at the age of 76, in which at this time she decided to move back to Maui, Hawaii. In 2006, she became ill so she moved back to the mainland to live in Branson, Mo., where she acquired many friends and her church was her passion. She loved to travel and was not afraid to go alone. In 2011, at the age of 81, she went by herself to Rome, Italy, which she constantly talked about. She was a very vibrant, active, independent woman up until her dementia/Alzheimer’s progressed. Her hobbies were sewing and she loved to fish, especially at Bennett Springs in Lebanon, Mo., and she loved her cat, Misty, and all her pets throughout the years.
She is survived by three daughters and their spouses, Pamela and Larry Webb of Phoenix, Ariz., Sue and Dan Lackey of Brighton, Lynne and Tom Parks of Alton; seven grandchildren, Dennis Webb, Jennifer Gast, Jody Rice, Cory Rice, Ryan Stice, Sharayah Barnes and Ashley Barnes; eight great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews and other extended family members.
In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by a brother, William Wooff; a great-granddaughter, Molly Jane Stice; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Per her wishes, she was cremated and her remains are to be buried in Maui, Hawaii, at a later date. A celebration of her life will be held from 10 a.m. until time of mass at noon Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Fr. Tom Liebler as celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.
Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Paynic Home for Funerals may be found at www.paynicfh.com.