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Doris Wynese Cannon

July 29, 1937 — May 1, 2024

Hobbs, New Mexico

Doris Wynese Cannon

Doris Wynese (Miller) Cannon of Hobbs, NM passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at her home after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.

 Doris was born July 29, 1937, in Terral, OK to the late Jim and Marie Miller. As a child, her family relocated to Forsan, TX where she was raised. As an accomplished athlete and excellent student, she graduated from Forsan High School in 1955. While at a Hoyle Nix dance in Stanton, TX, Doris met the love of her life, Vernon E. Cannon. They married and relocated to Hobbs, NM in 1956.

 As a working young mother of two boys, Doris entered x-ray school and graduated as a certified x-ray technician. She worked at Lea General Hospital, a private orthopedic medical practice, and at Norte Vista Medical Clinic her entire career. In addition to x-ray, Doris continued her education and became certified in ultrasound and mammography. She always cherished her relationship with her coworkers and patients. She was a member of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

 Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon E. Cannon in 2011, her parents and siblings. She is survived by her two sons, Eldon Cannon of Hobbs, NM and Scott Cannon and Patricia of Vail, AZ, six grandchildren, Patricia Clagg, Jimmy Cannon, and Linsie Cannon, Matthew Cannon, Holly Doss, and Joel Cannon and four great grandchildren.

 Doris was a long-standing and active member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority. Doris and Vernon were active in the Hi-Lo Dance Club and were avid square dancers. Doris and Vernon also loved to travel in their motorhome to visit family. Doris was an amateur artist and loved crafts. She enjoyed having her families visit and preparing holiday meals using the family recipes passed down from her mother.

 The family would like to thank Doris’ many wonderful caregivers who lovingly provided care and comfort.

Memorial contributions can be made to The American Parkinson Disease Association or New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home.

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