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Doris Hast

October 8, 1932 — February 29, 2024

Doris Lajean Nichols Hast

October 8, 1932 - February 29, 2024

Doris L. Nichols Hast, of Mesquite, born in Dalhart,Texas on October 8, 1932, passed away in Mesquite,Texas on February 29, 2024 at the age of 91. Preceded in death by father, Joseph Clanton; mother, Lessie Clanton; husband of 47 years, Ralph Nichols; husband of 8 years, Kenneth Hast; Jonell Bean, sister; David Clanton, brother. Survived by daughter, Vicki Brooks and husband, David; son, Paul Nichols and wife, Angie; grandchildren, Lauren Visalli and husband, William; Jonathan Brooks; Megan Holsonback and husband, Erik; and Dalton Trott; great grandchildren, Dante and Giovanni Visalli; Nicholas, Liam, and Henry Holsonback.

Doris married Ralph Nichols in 1959 and lived in Dallas for many years before moving to Mesquite, Texas where she lived until her death. She was a devout follower of Christ and loved attending worship service for as long as her health allowed. She loved babies and faithfully taught them in Cradle Roll every Sunday for many years. When she was unable to attend church in person she would watch services on TV. Doris loved flowers, gardening, animals, and nature. She also enjoyed traveling and camping with her husband, Ralph. Her favorite thing was to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was always so proud of her children, their spouses, her grandchildren, and great grandchildren and loved them all dearly.

She was a very sweet and loving person and we will all miss her greatly.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2024 at New Hope Funeral Home.

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

New Hope Funeral Home- Stateroom A

500 US Highway 80 E, Sunnyvale, TX 75182

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery

2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy., Dallas, TX 75211

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