Doris Wiklund Uliss
June 23 1935- November 27 2021
Doris Ruth Uliss (Wiklund), born in Clifton, NJ, on 6/23/1935, was the daughter of Bill and Ruth Wiklund. Growing up in NJ she met and married her high school sweetheart, Joel in 1957 and had two sons, Mark and Michael.
Doris was a Registered Nurse. During the early years of her career, she worked part time as the School Nurse in the elementary school that Mark and Michael attended. Doris went back to college to recieve a BS degree in nursing at William Patterson College in NJ. She worked in positions at St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson, NJ. After a move to Charlotte, NC, Doris worked as Director of Critical Care Nursing at Gaston Memorial Hospital. Doris, a life long learner, went on to receive her Master's degree from the University of NC, Charlotte. Doris rounded out her impressive career as the Executive Director of Community Health Services in Charlotte, and taught Community Health at UNCC. She and Joel lived in Charlotte, NC for 30 years before moving to Canton, GA in 2010.
Doris had a passion for life and a mission to help where she could. She was an accomplished Toastmaster Speaker, a Stephen's Minister, and a member of Sigma Theta Tau The International honor Society of Nursing. In addition, Doris took Elderhostel trips which included a bike trip along the Danube river, a mission trip to Belize to build a house, and mission trip to Nairobi, Kenya to deliver wheelchairs to those in need. She was truly amazing.
More importantly, Doris was a loving, caring, giving, selfless soul that put her family, friends, and those in need at the top of her agenda. She is survived by her son Michael, daughters-in-law Celeste and Betsy, grandchildren Ryan, Tyler, and Joey, sister and brother-in-law Lois and John Davis, niece Cindy Davis. She is preceded in death by son, Mark and husband, Joel.
A memorial service in Doris's honor will be held on Tuesday, December 7th at 3:00pm at Canton First United Methodist Church, 930 Lower Scott Mill Road, Canton, GA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethesda Community Clinic. 111 Mountain Brook Drive #100, Canton, GA 30115.
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