Doris Christie Macdonald, 86, of the Lincoln House on Hill Street, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in the Rowan Court Health and Rehab Center, where she had been a patient for the past nine months. She was a lifetime Barre resident. Born Feb. 3, 1927, in Barre City, she was the daughter of William and Williamina (Walker) Macdonald. She attended Lincoln School, and graduated from Spaulding High School. Later, she earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Vermont in Burlington, and her master’s degree in education from Boston University. She had worked at the Vermont Cancer Society in Montpelier. Her longtime nursing career began at the former Barre City Hospital, and continued at the Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin. She later was a faculty member in the nursing program at Vermont College in Montpelier. Doris enjoyed time with her family, traveling, and dining out with her nursing colleagues. She was also a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Barre, was church organist for 50 years, and following her retirement played there almost every day. Other memberships included the Elwood Club of the church. Doris leaves a niece, Ann Abare and husband, Michael, and their daughter, Nicole Fadden and husband, Michael, all of Shelburne. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Ruth; and brothers, William and Howard Macdonald. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Barre, 18 Summer St., Barre, VT 05641.