Doris Coe Francis, 91, passed away, peacefully, on May 23, 2012 in Federal Way, WA. Doris was born October 31, 1920 in Bridgeport, CT. to Alice Kehew Coe and Edwin M. Coe. She graduated from Roger Ludlowe High School; Fairfield, CT. in 1939 and New London Junior College (Mitchell College); New London, CT. in 1948. She enlisted in the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps in 1942, the second woman to enlist from Fairfield. She achieved the rank of Captain and served through 1952. Doris married Stanley Edward Francis in August of 1952 in the Catholic chapel at U.S.M.A West Point, NY. They have 1 daughter, Alice, born in 1953. During their 59 years of marriage they lived in Carlisle, PA; Newark, DE; Bloomington, IN; Westport, CT ; Olympia, WA and Federal Way, WA. Doris had a lifelong commitment to mentoring young women. She was an active member of the Girl Scouts in her youth, earning the highest honor, the Golden Eaglet, and the coveted Lifesaving award for saving a family nearly asphyxiated by carbon monoxide. She continued in her adult life as a Field Advisor for the Girl Scouts in both the SW Connecticut Council and Pacific Peaks Council, retiring in 1988. She enjoyed the out-of-doors, camping, white water rafting, road trips, raising flowers, artwork, card playing and reading. Everyone who met her enjoyed her positive outlook and sense of humor. Doris was preceded in death by her parents and youngest brother, Donald Peter Coe. She is survived by her husband Stanley, daughter Alice Olmstead, granddaughters Brianne M. Rohrer and Brooke L. Rohrer, brothers Robert Coe and Edwin Coe Jr., three nephews and four nieces. The family will hold a private inurnment ceremony at Mt. Tahoma National Cemetery. A reception, celebrating her life, will be held at Poverty Bay Café; 1108A S. 322nd Place; Federal Way, WA. on Monday, June 11th at 3:30 p.m.