DORIS LAVONNE BOX FENDER HAYS, 83, of
Sachse, TX passed away peacefully on June 27,
2017 surrounded by her loving family, with
burial in the Sachse Cemetery.
She was a long time Sachse resident. Doris was born
on Nov. 19, 1933 in Rice, TX to Norman Ray & Viola
Young Box. She attended Ranger High School in the
Class of 1952 at Ranger, TX and in 1978 married
Joseph F. Hays who died in 1998. Doris had a green
thumb and loved to garden and to tend to her flowers.
Doris is survived by her sons Donnie and Gail Fender
of Simpson, LA, Ronnie and Sue Fender of Dallas and
a daughter, Deborah and Mark Rueter of Sachse. She is
also survived by 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grand-
children and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Her sisters
were Leona Box Hardy (RHS-1952) and Viola Farene Box
Stephenson Stone (RHS-1958).
DAUGHTER: DEBORAH MAE FENDER RUETER, 64,
passing away after a sustained 33 month battle with
Pancreatic Cancer, on June 28, 2019, with interment
at the Sachse Cemetery in Sachse, TX.
Deborah was born in Ranger, TX to Errett and Doris Box
(RHS-1952) Fender. She served as a dutiful accountant
at multiple firms in the Dallas area. Deborah was an
avid reader, loved puzzles and number games. She was
ferociously loyal to her family especially her children
Deborah will be lovingly remembered by her husband of
45 years, Mark, an their children Bradley (Amanda),
Lindsey (Patrick), and her two grandchildren. Deborah
will also be fondly remembered by her brothers Donnie
(Gail) Fender, and Ronnie (Sue) Fender, and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Deborah was predeceased by her father Errett Fender,
Jr, her mother Doris Fender Hays, and her step-father