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Robert F Doran


Posted By: Pat Frette (email)
Date: 3/4/2009 at 13:22:09

Dr. Robert Forbes Doran, 60, passed away peacefully at his home on February 17, 2009 after a brief illness.
Bob was born July 21, 1948 to Dr. John and Mary Elizabeth Forbes Doran in Duluth, Minnesota. He grew up in Iowa City and Ames, Iowa graduating from Ames High School in 1966. A Bachelors of Science and Medical Degree were earned from the University of Iowa. He served an obstetric and gynecology residency in Richmond at the Medical College of Virginia. Bob co-founded the Doran Clinic for Women with his father in 1978. He practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Clinic for the past 30 years.
Bob was a man of many hobbies and interests. Some of these included music, antique books, butterflies, shells, and entomology. He was an avid supporter of Cyclone and Hawkeye athletics. Playing the bass guitar and banjo in the Specialists band was a favorite pastime. Also, Bob found pleasure in collecting rare antique books with steel engravings from around the world. Tennis was his favorite participant sport. He also loved working at his farm on evenings and weekends with his wife. He was a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Iowa Medical Society, Iowa Wildlife Society, Nature Conservancy, and St. Cecilia Church.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Donna Jacobson Doran. They were married June 15, 1974 in Boone, Iowa. They have two children, Dana Elizabeth of La Jolla, California and Michael John of Dallas, Texas. Bob is also survived by a sister, Leisa Doran of West Des Moines. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Betty Doran.
Per Bob's whishes, private services will be held at a later date with Father Ev Hemann presiding. Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Boone. Memorials may be given to First National Bank of Ames to be in turn donated to: Earth Justice (Earthjustice.org) or World Wildlife Fund (worldwildlife.org).
Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements. Boone News Republican


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