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Violet Helen Doskocil

10/31/1919 - 11/04/2020
Service Date: 11/14/2020
Service Time: 2:00PM
Service Location: Queen of Peace, 141 N MacDonald, Mesa, Az 85021
Interment: St. Francis Cemetery

Violet Helen Doskocil, 101 entered into the presence of her Lord Jesus Christ on November 4th, 2020 .  Violet was born in Chicago, Ill on 10/31/1919. Her parents came to America from Buckie, Scotland in 1915. She has 13 siblings. Violet married her love Ray in 1938. They moved to Arizona in 1945. She is loved and will be missed by her 7 children, Margaret Welch, Raymond Doskocil, Robert Doskocil, Sandra Doskocil, Diana Lawter, Susan Barfoot and James Doskocil and their spouses. Violet was blessed with 16 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

Vi worked at Motorola for 25 years. After retiring she volunteered at the Moose Lodge, St Vincent De Paul and Queen of Peace. She received numerous awards including the Ageless Hero Award in 2008, Woman of the Year Award in 2010 and St Vincent Glennie Scott Award in 2011. Vi also won the Mesa top senior bowler award. She was the Founder of the SVDP District 9, the Founder of the SVDP  Wayne Unruh Dining room, and Founder Of the Queen of Peace Conference.

Vi and Ray enjoyed their time at the trailer in Indian Gardens where they spent numerous summer vacations. They also traveled in their motor home and spent many Octobers in Rocky Point.

She loved to play Bingo at the Mesa Senior Center and helped to wrap socks for the homeless for Shoebox Ministries. She was a volunteer at St Vincent De Paul for over 40 years.

She has always said “There is always someone less fortunate than we are, and we need to help them”

“Charity is the Life of the Soul”

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 pm, Saturday, November 14th, 2020 at Queen of Peace  141 N MacDonald, mesa, Az 85021

Burial to follow at St Francis Cemetery   2033 N 48th street, Phx, Az 85018.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St Vincent De Paul, St Marys food bank or your favorite charity.


  • Mary Ann Geske Heath

    She was such a beautiful lady who made such a difference in so many ways ! She lived a very blessed life !

  • Sandy please accept my heart felt regrets for your mom‘s passing but when reading her obituary I discovered that your mom was quite the icon for you and your family and for all the programs that she was involved in! May she now rest in peace

  • So sorry to see about your mothers passing. I didn’t know her but always enjoyed hearing you talk about her. She lived a wonderful life and was very special Bless all of you during this time

  • Annette Napolitano

    Her life is to be celebrated, May she Rest In Peace.

  • Judie Brooks (Scherer)

    I was saddened to hear of Aunt Vi’s passing-remembering all the joy she brought and all the fun we had with her. She was a special Aunt.

  • Margaret,
    Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Tom and Vade

  • Joyce and Larry Johnson

    Dear Marge: Sending our heartfelt condolences to you and all your family. What a blessing she was. Sure miss you. Our sincere sympathy. Joyce and Larry❤️🙏

  • Mary Lynn Fuller

    My deepest condolences to all the Doskocil family. May you find love and peace in all your beautiful memories.

  • Miss her everyday

  • Cynthia Hayden LeRoy

    Love and prayers to your family. Vi was a precious lady…

  • All my Love and Prayers to the Doskocil family. I miss and love you my sister Vi. God Bless

  • My deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire Doskocil family during this time of deep loss . Aunt Vi was always the bright light with her beautiful smile and loved her laugh. She is your Angel now and in peace. May God Bless you all and rest in knowing how much she loved you. Aunt Vi you lived an amazing 101 years and blessed to of had you in my life.

  • Momma, all of the adventures you took us on are the best memories that I have. From summers in Oak Creek to exploring Rocky Point and more. Remembering these outings always bring a smile. I know you and Dad are now on the best adventure ever. I miss you.

  • Love you Mom, and Miss you so much. Peace and Love and Laughter will surround you forever more.
    What an amazing full life you’ve had. And all the people you have touched, their love goes with you.
    I hope there are Keebler Striped Chocolate cookies, to pass out to everyone, wherever you may be, lol, love you !!

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