_MG_7116Doris Jean Box was born on August 15, 1934 to William Turner and Mary Caroline (Syler) Beal in Bentley, Oklahoma. Doris was the youngest of 8 children. She married Max V. Melton and together they had five children.

Doris lived much of her life in Yukon, Oklahoma. She worked for TG& Y as a department manager for several years. Doris married Ewell Dean Box and they moved to Lane, Oklahoma. For 8 years her and Dean travelled the United States in their fifth wheel, taking thousands of pictures of scenery. After traveling her and Dean settled in Yukon.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Alfred Beal, Andy Beal, Print Smith Beal, Easter Gammon, Martha Gammon, Louise Cook, spouses, Max V. Melton and Ewell Dean Box and son, Richard V. Melton.

Doris is survived by her sister, Inez Cowling, California, her children, Kathryn Suarez and husband Lou, Barbara Matthews and husband Randy, Donna Melton Perry and Joe Bob Melton, 9 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A private family burial of her ashes will be held at a later date in Yukon.


    • So very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. We loved her so much. Condolences to you and your family. Love You, Alice and Roy

  1. So sorry to hear of great aunt Doris‘s passing. She was always one of my favorites. Our thoughts go out to the entire family during this challenging time. Love, Renee, Corey, Graysen and Anisten Kurlander

  2. So sorry for your families loss. I loved Doris so very much. I have so many awesome childhood memories with your family at your house in Yukon and here at Bentley at Grandma and Grandpa Beal’s house.

  3. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Doris. She will be missed by all. There are so many memories of her and all of your family that we have. For me, I remember most her smile and laughter and the way she said my name. Our hearts go out to you and the family. Love you all. Sharon (Gammon) Caldwell, Velton Caldwell, Roy Edward Gammon, and Minnie Gammon.

  4. Barbara, we are so sorry to learn about your Mother’s death . Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your Mom had to be a good lady to have a daughter as sweet as you.

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