Tributes to the late Doris Woods Owens

Doris Woods Owens was a member of the Samuel Frazier Chapter, NSDAR since Oct. 11, 1988. Over the years, she served as regent (2001-2004), vice regent (2010-2013) and registrar (1998-2010), as well as numerous other offices and chairmanships.

She was a member of the National Daughters of the American Revolution for over 30 years. Doris served the Farragut-Concord community in many ways over the years, including being involved in the establishment of the Farragut Museum and later becoming the museum’s director. She even has a “Doris Woods Owens Gallery” at the museum.

Doris was a driving force to keep our Chapter alive. She will be deeply missed.

Greta Preston, Samuel Frazier Chapter, NSDAR

Doris was a wonderful woman and an important member of the history of Concord/Farragut. Opening the Farragut Folklife Museum in the old Campbell Station Inn at the corner of Campbell Station Road and Kingston Pike was but one of her many accomplishments. She also served as the first director of the Museum. Her two granddaughters, Hannah (Mills) Sims and Hayley Mills, also served as docents at the museum as young girls.

She also co-authored a book with Kate Clabough that was published in 2009, called “Concord-Farragut: Images of America” that is still available on Amazon (

Her chosen profession was teaching and she loved to regale the family of the many stories and memories of her long teaching career.

Paula Mills