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Doris Jean (Beesimer) Decker

June 26, 1945 ~ June 12, 2019 (age 73)

Doris Jean Decker, 73, of Kerhonkson, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2019 at Northern Dutchess Hospital surrounded by her family.

Doris was born in Ellenville on June 26, 1945 to the late John and Philomena (Schoonmaker) Beesimer.

Doris enjoyed playing Bingo, shopping, going to penny socials, reading and spending time with her family. For many years she had taught Sunday School at the Federated Church of Kerhonkson and was a member of the Kerhonkson Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by Irvin Decker, her loving husband of 55 years. Her children; Daniel (Sara) of Stone Ridge,  Raymond (Jodi),  Allen (Ada), Michael (Kim), and Tammie (Jason) North all of Kerhonkson. A brother, Thomas Beesimer (Rosalie) of Stone Ridge. A sister, Linda (Mike) Tessler of Florida. Grandchildren; Meghan Albert, John North, Stephany Quick, Devin, Jazzmin, Brianna, Scott and Logan Decker and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Doris was predeceased by her brothers, John “Jacky”, Douglas and Roger Beesimer and sisters Vivian and Janet Beesimer, Melvina Haskett, and Cheryl Williams.

Memorial visiting hours will be held Saturday, June 29th from 3-6pm at HB Humiston Funeral Home, Kerhonkson. The funeral service will begin at 5:30pm that evening.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Doris’ name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or and/or to the Cerebral Palsy of Ulster County, PO Box 1488, Kingston, NY 12402 or

Arrangements entrusted to the HB Humiston Funeral Home, Kerhonkson. To send a personal condolence to Doris’ family please visit

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