Doris Spencer Morrison

by | May 4, 2012 | Obituaries

Norfolk—Doris Spencer Morrison, of Norfolk and Palm Beach, Fla., passed away Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the age of 90.
Born in Baltimore, Md. on August 29, 1921, Doris spent her life in Norfolk and Virginia Beach attending Robert E. Lee Elementary and Blair Junior High where she met many lifelong friends. She graduated from Maury High School. After graduating from James Madison University, Doris returned to Norfolk and taught at the Patrick Henry School.
She later went on to join her husband Allen, and brother Maury in establishing an import and export business, International Trading Corporation of Virginia. In later years, she successfully invested in real estate in between her weekly golf outings, fishing trips, antique collecting, volunteering at the Chrysler Museum, and world travels. She also won numerous trophies from her weekly bridge games.
Doris was a life member of Hadassah and member of Ohef Sholom Temple.
Doris’ family will cherish her memory and forever miss her wit, warmth and wisdom as well as the courage she showed in her final years. The family is grateful to all who have befriended Doris, both for their kindness and caring.
Doris is survived by her loving husband of 69 years Allen Morrison; her two devoted daughters and son-in-laws Susan and Larry Quate and Wendy and Barry Lance; her adoring grandchildren John David Quate, Holly and Kevin Lance; her beloved brother and sister-in-law Gilbert and Kendall Spencer; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her brother Maury Leigh Spencer.
Funeral Services were held in the Norfolk Chapel of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. with Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg officiating. Graveside service followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions be sent to a charity of choice. Online condolences at