Doris Landman (Cain)
|Birthplace:||New York, New York County, NY, USA|
|Death:||Died in Henderson, Clark County, NV, USA|
|Managed by:||Roman Rosenstein|
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About Doris Landman
Doris was born May 31, 1920, in the Methodist parsonage in Jersey City, New Jersey, youngest daughter of Rev. Charles and Mrs. Kittie May Cain. Summers at Panther Lake were a great treat for all.
Doris attended Northfield Seminary and Wellesley College on scholarship majoring in creative writing.
During college years, a summer job led to working with the Landman family at Balsams Resort in New Hampshire which in turn led to meeting future husband Carl at summer's end, and marriage in Colorado in 1943 where he was stationed with the 10th mountain ski troops.
Doris and Carl raised their family in Menlo Park. Prior to settling there, first child Susan was born in Rockville Center, Long Island, New York (1944), and Pat was born in San Francisco (1947). Paul (1949) and then Jim (1951) were born at Palo Alto Hospital. Camping/hiking in the redwoods, tennis and occasional ski trips were enjoyed by all. The family attended the Palo Alto Unitarian Church in the 50s and 60s where Doris sang in the choir.
First son Paul was born with autism in 1949 which led to new life directions, and activities pioneering in the world of special needs and education, including Parents Association for Retarded Children (now PARCA) and time on the Ravenswood City School District Board.
Doris was employed as a book keeper and copy writer at Steven Jacobs Design in Palo Alto and was also a partner in the family gourmet coffee business "Landmark Coffee," with Carl and their son James.