Doris Jean Finkelstein

  • Born: January 27, 1925
  • Died: January 16, 2019
  • Location: Austin, Texas

Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North

3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
Tel. (512) 452-8811

Tribute & Message From The Family

Doris passed away peacefully on January 16, 2019, at her home surrounded by family eleven days before her 94th birthday. Doris was a second generation Austinite and extremely proud of her Swedish heritage.

Long before it was fashionable for women to have careers, Doris helped set the standard for working mothers. Doris was married to Willard for 48 years, who passed away in 2000. She was in every sense a partner with her husband; together they ran a luggage factory in the 40's and 50's, and for close to five decades, a furniture manufacturing and retail showroom called The Tropic Shop located at South Congress and Barton Springs Road. In the late 60's they also launched the Finkelstein Texas Bar Review that prepared thousands of law graduates for the Texas bar exam.

Doris is survived by her three children: William (Jeri) of Dallas, Mary (Michael) and Nancy of Austin; five grandchildren: Robin (Evan) Stone, Lisa (Armand) Sadoughi, Shana (Sam) Bygott-Webb, Stacey (Keegan) Archer and Connor Kutach; and nine great-grandchildren: Katie, Lexie, Jack, Evie, Asher, Charlie, Ivy, Leo and Maximilian.

Doris will always be remembered as a strong woman, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and most of all, a kind and graceful lady.

Funeral services will be held at Weed-Corley-Fish at 3125 North Lamar at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 18, with burial following in the Agudas Achim Section of Austin Memorial Park. Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen of Dallas will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


Condolence & Memory Journal

As a child growing up, Doris was like my 2nd mom. She was sweet. kind, caring and listened to what you had to say. Although I had moved to Houston years ago I thought of her often and I believe she made a positive impact on me.

Posted by David Schwartz - BELLAIRE, TX - friend   January 16, 2020

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. For the first 13 years of my life she was like a second mother to me. She was truly a remarkable person. I will always have such fond memories of Doris. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. David Schwartz

Posted by David Schwartz - Bellaire, TX   January 26, 2019


So sorry to read of her passing. Our thoughts are with you.
Sandra and Bruce Talbot

Posted by Sandra Talbot - Johnson City, TX - Neighbor   January 19, 2019

My heartfelt Mother-in-Law for 35 years, whom filled my life her with generosity, grandeur, laughter, love finally a second Mother. She was a supreme cook.

Posted by David Kutach - Austin, TX - Family   January 18, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss. As you remember your love one, may your treasured memories and Almighty God bring peace and comfort to your broken hearts. (Psalm 147:3)

Posted by A friend   January 18, 2019

May the mourners be comforted among those who mourn for
Zion and Jerusalem.

Posted by Martin Wolfson - Dallas, TX - Friend   January 18, 2019

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