Jan. 22, 1921-Feb. 20, 2004

PENDLETON - Mary Agnes Doherty, 83, of Pendleton, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004 at her home.

The funeral was this morning at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pendleton with burial at Olney Cemetery.

Mrs. Doherty was born Jan. 22, 1921, to James and Kate Daly.

She lived in the Lena area as a child and attended school at Pleasant Point and Pine City. She moved with her family to Butter Creek in 1936 and attended and graduated from Heppner High School in 1940.

After high school she attended nursing school in Pendleton for one year before marrying William J. Doherty on May 1, 1941. Together they lived and farmed at Sand Hollow near Lexington.

She enjoyed cooking for harvest crews and raising her children, William J., JoAnne Marie and Bernard Phillip.

She lived at Sand Hollow until the death of her husband in 1978, then moved to Pendleton and became active in Altrusa.

She enjoyed her family, the Blue Mountains and traveling.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Altrusa, Catholic Daughters and the Lexington Altar Society.

Survivors include her son, William J. Doherty and his wife Joan of Lexington; sisters, Patricia Boyd and Kathlene Stuvland, both of Pendleton; brother, Charlie Daly of Butter Creek; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.

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