Doris Tibbits Gage

Doris Tibbits Gage, 95, of Orange, Texas, passed away on January 14, 2019, in Orange.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 20, 2019, at St. Paul’s Church Episcopal Church under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Beaumont, Texas on March 13, 1923, she was the daughter of Archie Tibbits and Annie (Harbour) Tibbits. Doris graduated from Sour Lake High School. She went to beauty school in Beaumont and was self-employed. She owned and worked at a number of beauty shops. Doris met her husband, Jack Gage, through his sister, Betty.

Her hobbies were ceramics, gardening, doll making, sewing, and playing cards. She was an artist and had an art show at the Orange City Library at one time. Doris and Jack spent many years at their lake house on Lake Sam Rayburn, where she loved to paint while sitting on the front porch. She enjoyed many fun times with her friends. Doris loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Archie and Annie (Harbour) Tibbits; her husband of 67 years, Jack Gage; her sister, Sue Chapman, her brothers, James and Ralph Tibbits; her son-in-law, Guy Eubanks; and her three nephews, one niece and one great-great-granddaughter.

Doris is survived by her daughters, Dorothy Eubanks of Jewett and Carolyn Curran and husband Glenn of Orange; and her grandchildren, Marcie Acoba and husband Vince of Howe, Kelley Long and husband Brian of Canton, John Gayle and wife Amanda of Houston, Vickie Oceguera and husband Beto of Bridge City, Tabitha Jarmon of Coppell. She is also survived by her 15 great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-grandchildren, four nieces, two nephews, and a number of great-nieces, great-nephews, and as cousins.

Serving as pallbearers will be John Gayle, Chris Gayle, J. C. Adams, Dylan Adams, Blaine McElduff, Chastin Oceguera, and Gage Jarmon.

The family would like to thank Altus Hospice of Beaumont, Dr. Parker of Orange, Ophelia, Sam, Sandi, Pearl, Kay, Arlie, Pam, and many others for their care.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1402 W. Park Avenue, Orange, Texas 77630.