Doris Anderson Smith

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Doris Anderson Smith died peacefully at home in Keene, NH on Sunday, December 24, 2023, with Charles G Smith, her husband, at her side.

Doris was born on January 19, 1933, to Austin and Muriel Anderson in Jersey City, NJ. She grew up in River Edge, NJ and graduated from Hackensack High School in 1950. Doris was a warm, compassionate, kind and loving person who had the ability to fill a need. Whenever something needed to be done, Doris masterfully stepped in to fill the void.

She was a true matriarch of the family, with a kind and loving nature. She was a strong “English woman”, who persevered through many challenges in her life, never losing her kindness and sense of humor. Doris was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Keene.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years Charles G Smith, her six children- Peter A Baker of Moran, WY; Lynn P Barch of East Stroudsburg, PA; Donald S Baker (Peggy) of Crossville, TN; Nancy D Buschbaum (Jon) of Nelson, NH; Christopher R Smith (Susanne) of South Burlington, VT; and Cynthia M Williams of Victor, ID. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. They all will miss her affection and understanding.

Doris was predeceased by her parents, her brother and sister-in-law William and Beverly Anderson, and her sons-in-law Wayne Williams and Joseph Barch.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, May 12, 2024 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 100 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. Donations in her name can be made to the American Heart Association at: All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple. Ave. Keene, NH. 03431.

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