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Doris Marie McBroom Avila

Doris was born in Leon, Iowa on February 22, 1931 and passed away on June 4, 2021. She was the 4th child of Robert and Essie (Baker) McBroom.


Doris and her sister Norma joined the Army WAC in 1949. After completing basic training she was transferred to Ft. Sheridan, IL. On her first day there, she met Rudy who was also serving in the Army. They were married on August 5, 1950. They were married 56 years when he died in 2006. Doris was ready to join her husband in Heaven. Together again!


Doris is survived by her four children: Fred (Debby), Philip, Tim, and Trudy (Chris); nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be 10-11 a.m., Tuesday, at Brooks Funeral Care, 2135 SW 9th Street in Des Moines. She will have a graveside service at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, at Sunset Memorial Gardens.