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Buckels, Doris T. (Doris Torrance) (February 24, 1928-December 10, 2013)



  • Existence: February 24, 1928 - December 10, 2013


Doris Torrance Buckels was a life-long Denver resident, and graduate of South High School and University of Denver. She worked as a teacher, first in Connecticut and Maryland, and later, after returning home to Denver, for Denver Public Schools. She was dedicated to civic engagement as shown through her many activities including: Founder and Chair of the first Head Start Program (Child Opportunity Program Inc.); Founding member of Denver Area UNICEF Council; Denver Public Schools Budget Review Committees and Community Education Council; One of the Monitors appointed by the US District Court to monitor the effectiveness of the Denver Public School system integration program; Denver University Women's Library Association Board; Chair of First Annual "Blossoms of Light" at Denver Botanic Gardens; Chair of "Shadow Catcher" photography event at Denver University; Denver Art Museum DAM Yankees President and Fund Raising Event Chair; Founder and Board Member, Southern Hills Community Association; First Plymouth Congregational Church Founder and Chair of Visual Arts and Performing Arts Boards.
Her efforts in 1985 of developing a lighting the Gardens event resulted in what is now the well-known Blossoms of Light annual event of Denver Botanic Gardens.

Source: Obituary of Doris Buckels

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Doris Buckels Papers

Identifier: HFLA 039
Scope and Contents

Materials in the Doris Buckels Papers include correspondence, news releases, articles, committee reports, and other documents related to the work done by Doris Buckels as member of the December Events Committee at Denver Botanic Gardens.

Dates: 1984-1988