Burton’s students remember her as a generous mentor, who demanded excellence and instilled in them the importance of service in the organizations that set the standards for excellence in the profession. She remained interested and available to her students long after they graduated, always encouraging them to go further and reach higher in their careers.
Burton died in September 2014. She is remembered with deep appreciation.
Memorial gifts may be directed to the Doris Burton Endowed Interior Design Scholarship at The University of Alabama, attn: Amy Parton, College of Human Environmental Sciences, Box 870158, Tuscaloosa, AL 35467.