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Doris Fillman Havens
Memorial services are pending for Doris "Murine" Fillman Havens, 88, of Hughson. She died last month.

Born June 14, 1922 in St. Petersburg, Pa., Murine enrolled in nurses training at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburg, Pa. Murine became a nurse in the U.S. Navy during World War II. She also cared for the servicemen's families at Paris Island, South Carolina. After the war ended and her discharge, Murine moved to Pomona with several of her friends who were also nurses. There she met and married Richard Havens in 1949. They moved to San Luis Obispo where Richard finished getting his teaching credential at Cal Poly. They started their family and moved to Brentwood where Richard taught agriculture. In 1964 they moved to Modesto where Richard taught at Modesto Junior College. Mrs. Havens has been active in the community especially at her church, cub scouts, and her children's schools. She was active in the choir and women's organizations at Centenary United Methodist Church in Modesto for many years. Murine and her husband have been residing at Samaritan Village in Hughson for the past three years.

She leaves behind her husband, Richard Havens of Hughson; four children, Nancy Biedenweg of Turlock, Richard Havens of Cupertino, Jack Havens of Brea, and Peter Havens of San Jose; a brother, Jack Fillman of Houston, Texas; a sister, Hilda Needle of San Clemente; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Remembrances may be sent to Community Hospice of Modesto, Centenary Methodist Church of Modesto or a charity of choice.

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-Ceres Courier/ June 1, 2011