Our 94-year-old Mustang-driving, bling-wearing, QVC-buying Mother and Grandma Doe drove her convertible Mustang over to the other side on Christmas Day.
Doris Irene Hayes Hislop was born Jan. 13, 1919, in Ogden, Utah, at the old Dee Hospital on Harrison Boulevard. She was the second of four children of James Carl Hayes and Gertrude Eliza Grunig. She attended and graduated from Ogden High School. After high school she worked for Success Portrait Company based In Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she met her future husband. On June 8, 1939, she was married to Q Perry Hislop in Virginia, later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple in 1955. Doris and Q were married for 62 years before Q’s passing in 2001. They had three children: Patricia, Dennis and Sheri. They lived in many locations during their marriage including Ogden and Salt Lake City; Akron, Ohio; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Fort Worth and Lubbock, Texas; and Phoenix, Arizona.
She had a great love of shopping. Thanks to QVC she enjoyed many years of TV shopping enjoyment although she was eventually banned from QVC from excessive returns of items purchased.
After Doris fell and broke her right hip in June of 2011, she needed 24/7 care. She sold her Arizona home, her Mustang convertible, her furniture, and moved to Draper, Utah. It is rumored that her relocation to Utah resulted in several lay-offs at one of the Mesa, Arizona, post offices due to tremendous reductions of returned goods mailings. Grandma Doe loved golfing. She played with friends until she was 91. She was very proud of her two “holes in one.” She loved Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. Grandma Doe had a wonderful sense of humor and provided many moments of laughter by kids, grandkids, and all. She played her organ almost daily in her later years.
Doris was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, remaining active throughout her life. Once she said later in life that her favorite calling was “ward librarian” because she got to see and speak with so many different ward members. Throughout her life she encouraged her children and family to be true and faithful to gospel principles and covenants.
She is survived by her three children: Patricia (Tom) Greenwood; Dennis Guy (Brenda) Hislop; and Sandra Sheri (William) Perry; 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Q, parents, sister Olive Hayes Wilson, and brothers James and Jack Hayes, Q Patrick Greenwood (grandson), Kelon and Camden Thomas (great-grandsons).
Funeral Services were held on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Highlands Chapel Building, 5378 W Old Hwy Rd., Mountain Green, Utah. Viewing was from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the same day with interment at the Huntsville Utah Cemetery.
We would like to express appreciation for the sensitive care of Alta Ridge Assisted Living facility in Sandy and physicians and staff at Alta View Hospital in Sandy, as well as concerned family and friends.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.walker-mortuary.com