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Doreen Bhagwandin
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Doreen Bhagwandin, 85, of Indianapolis, passed peacefully at home surrounded by her beloved children on August 30, 2018. She was born on November 11, 1932 in Georgetown, Guyana to the late Meer and Sherine Bacchus. Although she loved her life in Guyana, Doreen left her family and friends coming to the US in 1955 to begin her undergraduate education at Wittenberg College in Ohio. She married her hometown sweetheart in 1956 and raised three children in West Lafayette and Indianapolis. While her heart would always remain in Guyana, she was proud to become a U.S. citizen in 1971.
When her children were older, she went back to school, finished her Bachelor of Science, and obtained her Master of Science in Education from Indiana University in 1979. She began a new career as a 6th grade teacher in Decatur Township lasting 18 years, from 1979 to 1997. Doreen was recognized in 1994 by Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers as a teacher who “Made a Difference” in the life of “students of merit”; acknowledging her for excellence as a distinguished educator.
Even after retirement, Doreen remained committed to the power of education and continued teaching “English as a Second Language” and doing volunteer work at Southeastern Church of Christ. She was equally devoted to her family and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, visiting them annually in Washington, Austin, and Denver. She also made regular trips to England and when possible, to South America to spend time with her dear brother and sisters. In recent months she could often be seen sitting on her bench among the trees and flowers, sharing advice and inspiration with the many friends and neighbors who stopped by to chat with her. Doreen will be dearly missed by all the hearts she touched.
She is survived by her children, Deborah Bhagwandin, Harry (Annie) Bhagwandin, Bryon (Sarah) Bhagwandin; grandchildren Jai (Katie) Bhagwandin, Khairul Ann Bhagwandin, Eva Neisha Bhagwandin, Niko Ray Bhagwandin, Samuel Gaston Bhagwandin, Leila Shuang Bhagwandin, and great grandchild, Stella Amora Bhagwandin.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday September 4th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and the funeral service will be at 1:00 pm on Wednesday September 5th. Both will be held at G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home located at 5141 Madison Avenue, Indianapolis. Entombment will be at Washington Park East Cemetery.

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home

5141 Madison Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46227

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1:00 PM
G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home

5141 Madison Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46227

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Washington Park East Cemetery

10612 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46229


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