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Doris Corene Condo Mims

Doris Corene Condo Mims passed away Thursday,
April 27, 2023, in Austin Texas. Doris was a longtime
resident of Vernon, having moved here in 1970.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at
1 p.m. at Faith Methodist Church in Vernon, Texas with
Donnie Littrell o􀵶 ciating. Burial followed at Eastview
Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.
Doris was born October 2, 1934, in Pampa, Texas
to Joseph and Nancie Condo. She was the eldest of
three children and would forever be cast as the faithful
caretaker of those around her. She graduated from
Pampa High School in 1953, and boarded the train bound
for Baylor University in Waco to earn her Bachelor of
Science in Nursing, completing her studies in 1957.
Just before graduation, she married Johnny Welborn, with whom she would
spend the next 27 years and raise their three children. After numerous relocations
due to Johnny’s work as a Methodist pastor, they settled in Vernon in 1970, both
working at the state hospital, Vernon Center North. Doris was the nurse in-charge
of the substance abuse facility in the hospital, and the experience would de􀂿 ne her
professional career for the next 30 years. She was an active member in various
regional and state substance abuse organizations and received her professional
counseling certi􀂿 cation to further her career.
She moved to Lubbock in 1986 to manage the 􀃀 edging detox center, operated
by the City and County of Lubbock. It was there that she met and in 198 9 married
her beloved Ray Mims. Ray was a second chance for Doris, and they had so much
in common that it was hard to keep track of all their 􀂿 shing, hunting, camping, and
travel escapades. If there was a body of water, they believed it had 􀂿 sh in it and
they needed to try and 􀂿 nd them. They camped on the river, in the mountains, in
the South Texas heat, and anywhere else their old van would take them.
Doris and Ray moved back to Vernon, where she went back to work at the state
hospital as a psychiatric nurse, 􀂿 nally retiring from the state, but 􀂿 nding she could
not sit still. She started working as the classic “lunch lady” in the Vernon ISD.
This was a perfect job for a former nurse, conditioned to taking care of people and
being engaged. She loved all the kids, especially the little ones.
Doris was a long-time member of Faith United Methodist Church, serving as
treasurer and various other lay-person roles. She loved her Happy Huggers group
and missed the companionship when she was no longer able to attend. Doris was
one of the most caring, loving, kind, and respectful people you will ever meet.
She considered you her family, no matter your background, status, or position in
life. Her ‘family’ was not limited or bound by blood; she loved you because you
were you, and if you needed her, she was there! She had an unusual need to give,
and her gifts were her kindness, care, and unconditional love.
Doris is survived by: her children, Sharon Welborn of San Migual de Allende,
Mexico and sons Bill Schoolcraft and family, and Isaac Schoolcraft; Bud and
Lisa Welborn of Austin, and their three children, Blake, Betsy and Isabella; and
Alan Welborn of McKinney, and his three children, Amber Burgess and family,
Jason Welborn, and Josh Welborn; her sister-in-law Brenda Condo, and nieces and
nephews, Joe Winton of Pampa, Kandice Dull of Pampa, Terry Simmons of Cotton
Center, Ray Condo of Pampa and Brad Condo of Pampa. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Ray Mims; her brother Sam Condo; her sister Mary Winton,
and her brother-in-law Gib Winton.
Visitation was Monday, May 1, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sullivan Funeral
The family asks that, in lieu of 􀃀 owers, you donate to Faith United Methodist
Church in Vernon. They also wish to express their loving gratitude to Kent and
Shana Drury, Sherry and Ed Janes, Jesse Maldonado, Kim and Ron Eudy, and
Doris’ church family for many years of support and care.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.

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