Doris Goodnight Vlaservich

Profile Updated: April 24, 2010
Address: Gastonia, NC USA
Occupation: retired teacher
Children/Grandchildren: David born 1965; lives in Ohio with wife Cindy and my only 2 grandchildren, Rhyne,15, and Peyton, 12. More…
Shannon, born 1970, lives in Belmont, NC
Memories Before High School (neighborhood, elementary & jr high, etc.):

Through the 3rd grade I attended Central School and lived across the street from Wray Jr.High, which was a favorite place to rollar skate. Also every afternoon the ice cream truck parked there when school was dismissed. Before the 4th grade, we moved across town, and I started Victory School. I made dear friends, many of whom I'm still close to today. I remember 10 cent Friday afternoon movies, the yearly Christmas assembly with ancient films and Santa giving out candy on the stage, the cigar truck that made deliveries to Mr. Lingerfelt, and Halloween carnivals. I remember walking home from school, often stopping at Judy Kenley's house. Around the eighth grade age , we'd often gather on weekend nights in Judy Mauney's garage and play Spin the Bottle and Five-Minute Date. Innocent fun!

Special School Memories:

I have such great memories from high school--Every afternoon and on Wednesday nights, we'd go to Hamp's and just hang out. ( How lucky we were to have such a place.) There were ballgames, dances, slumber parties and beach trips. Great friends and great times! At school our homeroom was always special -10th with Mr. Nelson, we bonded (Zerro); 11th- fun with Mr. Tester; senior- some of us had to endure Mr. Kilby, but still lots of laughs....Loved my homeroom buddies!.....One sad memory is when Jackie Craig died. I was just getting to know him, and then in one February night, he was gone. So unaccustomed to tragedy, I didn't know how to handle my feelings of grief. I don't guess any of us did.

Since School...:

Went to the University of SC; taught first year in York, SC.; married Richard Vlaservich in 1964; had 2 children; divorced after 15 years; continued to teach in Gastonia, mainly 8th and 9th grade English at Grier Jr. High; retired in 1997...Now travel (usually take 2 big trips a year....gotta go while health and money hold out), volunteer at Crisis Assistance Ministry, attend Redeemer Lutheran Church, help with a tutoring program there, stay busy doing whatever.....

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Apr 24, 2019 at 12:22 PM

Posted on: Apr 24, 2019 at 10:42 AM

Happy Birthday, Doris. Hope you continue to have many more!


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Apr 17, 2019 at 11:20 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you have a special day on the 24th.

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Apr 25, 2017 at 5:42 PM

Posted on: Apr 24, 2017 at 1:19 PM

To one of my favorite people in the class of '60, happy birthday. You are the rock; the path you have created is a model for all. May you have many more.


Apr 24, 2017 at 4:33 AM
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Posted on: Apr 19, 2017 at 4:29 PM

An early wish for a very Happy Birthday to a great longtime friend! Hope you have a great day! We're in BR, so can't see you on your special day, but know that I'm thinking of you!

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Apr 19, 2017 at 10:07 PM

Posted on: Apr 19, 2017 at 12:12 PM

Doris: I posted a Happy Birthday to you earlier, but I don't see it here. Oh well. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you. Hope you have many more.

Apr 25, 2016 at 11:37 AM

Happy birthday Doris We miss seeing you!!

Apr 24, 2016 at 1:35 PM

Happy Birthday, Doris. Hope you have many more!

Apr 24, 2016 at 11:15 AM

Happy Birthday to one of my best girl friends! Hope you have a great day!

Apr 24, 2016 at 4:33 AM
Dec 14, 2015 at 7:13 PM

I and so many others are thinking of you and "the love of your life". We will keep you both in our prayers.

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:52 AM
If it weren't for church directory pictures, there would be none at all.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:52 AM
Son David, his wife Cindy, Rhyne and Peyton - almost- all-grown-up grandchildren

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