Doris Lazelle Lentz

Doris Lazelle Lentz

September 3, 1932 — October 1, 2018

Doris Lazelle Lentz left her earthly life and entered into the Kingdom of Heaven on Oct. 1, 2018. She was born Sept. 3, 1932, to Edgar and Emily Walden at the Walden farm in Jollyville, Texas, Travis County.

Doris will be remembered for her mercy, kindness, and generosity. She had a love for Jesus Christ and a passion for introducing people to the path of the Lord. She was a dedicated prayer warrior and soul winner who led her husband, Bud, to the Lord after 13 years of prayer for him. At that time he joined her as a member of the First Baptist Church in Kingsland, Texas. Doris taught Sunday school classes for many years and lead prayer groups in her home. She had a passion for studying the Bible and learning scripture.

Doris, nicknamed Tootsie, married Bud in 1949. In their early marital years, they lived in Jollyville and San Marcos, Texas. In 1960 the home building boom in the Highland Lakes brought them to Buchanan Dam and then to Kingsland. They raised their three children in these areas. They were married 40 years before the Lord called Bud home, at the age of 59. Doris, at the age of 86, has now joined her beloved husband.

Doris is remembered as a caregiver, caring first for her husband, Bud, and then her mother, Emily, who both had terminal illnesses. Her daughter, who is a nurse, remembers the high quality of nursing care and compassion that her mother delivered.

After the death of her husband, Doris owned and operated Germania Insurance Agency in Kingsland for 35 years before retiring in 2002. She was a productive citizen of the Kingsland community for 50 years.

Doris was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bud, and her brother, Royce Walden.

Survivors celebrating her life are her sister, Charlotte Cariker Baugus and husband R.V. Baugus; daughters, Linda Whitson and husband Billy, and Rene Gann and husband Lee; son, Brouning Lentz and wife Juanita. Doris was also a loving mother to Dee Oustad.

Grandchildren include Joshua Caropepe and wife Jen, Eric Caropepe and wife Christina, Jaime Whitson Johnson and husband Daniel, Jared Whitson and wife Ellen, Gabriel Lentz, Isai Lentz, Levi Lentz, Joe Kirk Gann and his wife Stacy.

Great-grandchildren include Anthony Caropepe, Jessie Caropepe, Madison Caropepe, Evansly Caropepe, Lentzi Caropepe, Blakely Johnson, Hollin Whitson, Libby Whitson, Tyler Gann, Jason Gann and Bode Gann.

Officiating the celebration of her life is her son Brouning Lentz. Eulogy will be given by Doug Lindley, piano by Steve Leftwich, songs by Karen Berryhill.

Pall Bearers are Joshua Caropepe, Eric Caropepe, Jared Whitson, Gabriel Lentz, Levi Lentz, Isai Lentz, and Dee Oustad.

Honorary pall bearers are Rick Walker, Arturo Sanchez, and Mike Berryhill.

Visitation was held Thursday, Oct. 4, at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Chapel in Kingsland. A funeral service will be held Friday, Oct. 5, at the First Baptist Church in Kingsland at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be sent to Boys and Girls Club, P. O. Box 1213, Kingsland, TX 78639.

Funeral arrangements made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes Inc., Kingsland. E-mail condolences may be sent to

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