Doreen Marie Shoop of Camp Hill was called home to be with her Lord on October 7, 2023.
Doreen was born on September 6, 1964, in Harrisburg, the daughter of Darlene Swab and Ernest Carr, Sr.
She attended Upper Dauphin schools in Elizabethville and went on to study at HAAC where she graduated with an RN in Nursing. She continued her studies with a BSN and a master’s in nursing from Walden University and had almost completed her PhD at the time she passed. Doreen had hoped to work in research for those suffering from breast cancer.
Doreen started her career at Osteopathic Hospital on Union Deposit Road but then moved to Hershey Medical Center where she spent many years in various areas, including the ER and women’s health. A compassionate person, Doreen loved being a nurse and brought competence and caring into her interaction with patients.
Doreen was active in the Salem United Church of Christ in Harrisburg, where she was an avid member of the Adult Sunday School, always asking thought-provoking questions.
Doreen loved being with her grandchildren. She was an avid crafter – scrapbooking, knitting, crocheting, and doing cross stitch. She enjoyed going on vacations and traveling, and being with her dogs.
Doreen is survived by son, Brock Koch of Camp Hill; daughter, Tionie Gottshall of Enola; father, Ernest Carr, Sr. of Enola; mother, Darlene Swab of Millersburg; brother, Ernest Carr, Jr, also of Enola; and grandchildren Cayden Koch, Madison Lentvorsky, Delilah and Cooper Meik, and dogs Primrose and Dexter.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 5 at 1 p.m. at the Salem United Church of Christ, 231 Chestnut Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101. A light luncheon will be served before the service at 12 p.m.
The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Shoop family.