DORIS COMBS SCHUSTER PENOBSCOT – Doris Combs Schuster, 95, peacefully passed on to work in God’s gardens Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at Penobscot Nursing Home, Penobscot. Doris was born April 29, 1912, in New Albany, Ind., to Bertha and Clyde Combs. She lived most of her life in Indiana, spending 65 of her 95 years on 46th Street, Lawrence, Ind. There she raised her family, taught Sunday school, was a Cub Scout den mother and baked endless streams of cookies and cupcakes for the classroom parties and scouting activities of her children. She loved working in her yard and could regularly be seen tending her flowers and shrubs by those driving down 46th Street. She shoveled snow and raked leaves with equal enjoyment, loved being outside and tending what needed to be done. She saw beauty in almost everything and celebrated that beauty through her poetry. She would say she was not artistic, but her braided rugs, pressed flower pictures and other creations belied that. Doris was very proud of the fact that she got her first driver’s license at age 76 and for the 15 years that she drove, had an unblemished driving record. She loved her newfound independence and mak-ing her “little trips.” Moving to Maine at age 91, Doris proceeded to get her first (ever) fishing license, caught her first fish, became an avid kayak passenger and came to love shopping at L.L. Bean. She went to fishing camp, church suppers and rode on her own small float in the Penobscot Field Day Parade. She also rode in the parade as grand marshal in 2006. She loved going to listen to the Flash-in-the-Pan steel band on summer evenings and would get up and dance if friend, Bob, was there to ask her. The Lupine Festival, Bangor’s kite festival, “Maple Syrup Sunday” and apple picking in the fall – she enjoyed everything! Doris is survived by her children, Robert of Indianapolis, and his four children, Sulynn, Dan, Nancy and John; Ronald and daughter-in-law, Penny, of Nashville, Ind.; Sue and son-in-law, Harold Shaw, of Penobscot; sister, Marjorie Bowstrom of Houston; and brother, Clyde Combs and his family of Houston. She was predeceased by husband, Glenn Schuster; and daughter-in-law, Mary Lou Schuster. Last year, just before her birthday, Doris asked how old she was going to be. When told 95, she was astounded. “95!” she exclaimed. “How did that happen?” That goes to prove that time goes fast when you are having fun! She enjoyed every day, just as she is enjoying working in heaven’s gardens, even now. Donations in Doris’ memory may be sent to Penobscot Field Day Parade, care of Town Clerk, P.O. Box 4, Penobscot, ME 04476. Condolences to www.jordanfernald.com.