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Posted: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 4:36 pm


1921 – 2017

Doris Ethyl Isbell Wren, 95, the daughter of Clinton Alvin and Fannie Belle (Grant) Isbell, was born April 19, 1921, in Iola, Grimes County. She passed away March 31, 2017, in Gunnison, Colorado. Her husband, Claudie Coree Wren, predeceased her in 2010 after 65 years of marriage. Both are buried in the Gunnison Cemetery, Gunnison, Colorado.

Following the War years, Doris and Coree lived and worked in Bryan/College Station. She worked in the Former Students Association at Texas A&M; he worked for the Postal Service and at the local military reserve unit. They were faithful members of Central Baptist Church Bryan for many years. For a brief period after retirement, they moved from BCS to a family farm in Washington County. They enjoyed those years immensely, but eventually decided to move to Gunnison to be near their son, Gary, and family.

Doris was a strong believer in the power of prayer and witnessing to others about her Lord. She had made a public profession of faith in her Savior on March 12, 1935, and continued to serve Him wherever she lived. Her joy in life persevered until the end as her hope was in the promises of her Savior. She was not bought low by getting older, but spent her last years writing cards and letters to her family and friends back in Texas. Her loved ones said she kept the U.S. Postal Service afloat with her many cards and letters she would write. She enjoyed all the correspondence she received from her loved ones.

She was a great sports fan and continued to follower her Texas Aggies, Denver Broncos and Denver Nuggets on all available media. Many hours were spent with family and friends at the Firebrand Delicatessen enjoying their “loaded” waffles … with a great-grandchild in her lap and enjoying it with her.

Doris and Coree are survived by two sons, Gary and wife Jan and Billy and wife Michelle; along with 12 grandchildren, Kevin, Adam, Melissa, Jordan, Le Angela, Aaron, Nathan, Caleb, Alesha, Desha, Sean and Jami; along with 15 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, George Isbell, and wife Margaret of Ennis; a sister, Marilyn of Brownwood; a brother, Buck Isbell and wife Virginia of College Station; and many nieces and nephews.

Doris’ good humor and sweet spirit are missed by many.

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