Doris McIntire

Obituary of Doris Arlene McIntire

Doris McIntire 

6-2-1939 ~ 12-9-2023


  Doris McIntire passed peacefully with her family by her side on December 9, 2023. Born in Holtville California 6-2-1939 to Walter and Jane Castellaw. Her early childhood was spent in California and Oregon. Her family settled in Herlong California where she attended high school. Herlong is where she met the love of her life Jim McIntire. After graduating valedictorian of her senior class, Jim and Doris were married. They moved to Chico and started a family. It is there she gave birth to 3 of 4 children; David, Cathy and Debbie. They settled in Placerville in 1964 where Doris became a pre-school teacher at the little log cabin at the City Park. She taught many children for several years. Her family grew by one more when Sharon was born. The family partnered with the Thomas family and bought 30 acres of dead pear trees in Apple Hill. Together, the families, built Apple Town Ranch growing apples cherries and Christmas trees. They built a barn that included a pie shop and cider cellar. She had an entrepreneur spirit She and Jim opened a Goodyear franchise in 1976. In addition to Goodyear she became a partner in Hangtown Travel in 1978 where she worked until 2023. She traveled extensively in the early years to Great Britain, Guatamala, Costa Rica, Caribbean and Mexico. Her family was her greatest joy. She loved to watch all the sport activities her kids and grandkids were involved with. She became involved in all school activities as well. She welcomed exchange students into her home while her kids were in high school. Marco, Keiko and Yoko. Marco, her Costa Rican son remains a significant part of her family today. Doris lived valiantly with Multiple Sclerosis since 1976. She was the founding member of the local M.S. Support group. She counseled and mentored many new members on living with this disease. She never stopped living and loving strong. She imprinted her strength, compassion, and kindness on all who knew her, whether you just met her or had known her a lifetime. She lived in the name of love. Her passion for life was contagious, her fierce love, profound strength, and unyielding resilience mark her legacy and inspire so many. Her smile was said to light a million miles. She is preceded in death by her sister, Jan Fuller, her son, David McIntire and her daughter Sharon McIntire. She is survived by her daughters Cathy Patterson (Larry), Debbie McIntire, grandchildren Kyra McIntire, Jessica Johnston, Casey Dobbs, Caitlyn Minton, Gracie and James McIntire and numerous great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held for her February 22, 2024 at Green Valley Church 1:00pm with reception to follow.



1:00 pm
Thursday, February 22, 2024
Green Valley Community Church
3500 Missouri Flat Road
Placerville, California, United States
(530) 622-3231
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