Doris R. Auld

August 28, 1932 ‒ April 17, 2019

Caledonia, Ohio
Formerly of Marion, Ohio

Doris R. Auld, age 86, of Caledonia, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the DeWolfe House in Marion following an extended illness.

On August 28, 1932, Doris was born in Marion, Ohio, the middle of three daughters of the late James Martine and Ruth (Austin) Denzer.  She was raised on the family farm in Claridon and graduated from Claridon High School in the class of 1950.

Doris married her classmate and high school sweetheart, Raymond “Tater” Auld, on January 2, 1953, while he was on furlough from the US Army.  She was his “Buttercup.” They shared fifty eight years of marriage, and he preceded her in death on October 28, 2012.

A lifelong member of the Marion Salem United Methodist Church, Doris served the church as a Sunday School Teacher and helped every Sunday with their youth program.

Doris was a “loving homemaker, caring Mom, everyone’s favorite babysitter, caregiver to all her family, and was the 2nd Mom to everyone at church and in the neighborhood.”  She also loved playing cards and keeping up with her beloved OSU Buckeyes.

She will be dearly missed by her son, Ron “Tater” (Kim) Auld of Bucyrus; daughter, Kanda Irey (Dale Haddad) of Caledonia; three grandchildren: Ashley Auld (Scott Kinkley), Amber Auld, and Cameron (Rachel) Irons; two step-grandchildren: Kristen (Eric) Holmes and Phillip (Kayla) Haddad; six great-grandchildren: Quintin and Dawson Pierce, Liam and London Irons, Joseph Holmes, and Finnick Haddad; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Including her husband and parents, Doris was preceded in death by her sisters: Janey (Jack) McClenathan, and Joan “Jo” (Howard) Gattshall.

Her family will greet friends from 10-11:30 am on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the Marion Salem United Methodist Church (address below).  Services honoring her life will follow at 11:30 am, with Revs. James Van Meter and Beth Ann Mansperger officiating.  Burial will take place at a later date in Claridon Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marion Salem UMC, 1640 Salem Rd, Caledonia, OH 43314, or to Kindred Hospice, 1199 Delaware Ave #102a, Marion, OH 43302.

Her family would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to everyone at the DeWolfe House, Kindred Hospice, and to Dr. Reddy and his staff for their tender care of their Mom.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel, are honored to serve Doris’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Dear Kanda,
    I am so very sorry foe the loss of your mom!! She was a very nice lady & a good friend to me when we were living in Marion! Butter cup & Tater were an awesome pair, I loved them both. Thinking about you & your family!! Hugs & prayers!!

  • We were so sorry to hear of Doris’s death. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy, and may God give you peace and strength in the days ahead.

  • Kanda, so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember her being my favorite Sunday school teacher.
    Kathy Schelb

  • Kanda, Tatar and Family,
    We are sorry to hear of Doris’s death. We just heard of it today which is to late to attend her service. Hugs and prayer’s to you all. Again sorry we missed it.

    Eric, Pat, April l, Chris Anthony