Joan F. Doherty

Born: Mon., Nov. 17, 1941
Died: Wed., Mar. 25, 2015


Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Mon., Mar. 30, 2015
Location: Burns Mortuary

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Tue., Mar. 31, 2015
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church

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Joan F. Doherty

November 17, 1941 – March 25, 2015


Joan Doherty, 73, of Lexington, OR died March 25th, 2015.  She is survived by her husband of 48 years, William J. Doherty; her five children, Kierin Doherty, Katherine Knop, Brian Doherty, John Doherty, Timothy Doherty; and eleven grandchildren.

A graduate of Umatilla High School, 1960, she enjoyed swimming, cheerleading, and volleyball.  She attended Gonzaga University after high school and then married William Doherty in 1967.  She and her husband moved to SandHollow, near Lexington, OR, where she lived there onward. She enjoyed raising her children, gardening, and making harvest lunches. She taught Catechism at Our Lady of Angels in Hermiston, OR and later attended Mass regularly at St. Andrew’s in Mission, OR.

Joan enjoyed reading, spending time with her family, and watching Gonzaga basketball along with Notre Dame football.

Her funeral Mass will be co-celebrated by Fr. Kumar Udagandla and Fr. Mike Fitzpatrick, on Tuesday, March 31st, at 10am at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Pendleton, OR with a rosary service preceding on Monday, March 30th, at 7pm at Burns Mortuary in Pendleton, OR.  Sign the online guestbook at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is handling arrangements. 

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Jim and Monica Swanson
   Posted Fri March 27, 2015
Bill and Family~
We are so saddened to hear about Joan. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Monica and Jim Swanson

Claire Burke
   Posted Fri March 27, 2015
Dear Kate -
Although I didn't know your dear Mom, I know the whole family will miss her terribly. Please accept sincere wishes for your time of grieving and my prayers for you, Todd and the girls.
May you be comforted by all the sweet memories of her.
God bless.............Claire

Emily (Key) Spike and Family
   Posted Fri March 27, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. She was a great woman. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Tass Morrison
   Posted Sat March 28, 2015
Billy, I am so sorry to hear of Joan's death. You are in my thoughts at this time of great sorrow.

Anne Anderson
   Posted Sat March 28, 2015

TABLE MEMORIAL WITH TRINITY OF CANDLES was sent by Sonny and Anne Anderson.

Bill and Family Our deepest sympathy for the passing of a great lady and friend. All of our love. Wish we could be there. Sonny and Anne

Paul, Nancy, Kaisa and Sofia
   Posted Sat March 28, 2015
We send you our deepest sympathies and love. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. We will miss her.

Steve and Sherra Spike
   Posted Sat March 28, 2015
Bill and family
Sherra and I send our prayers. May God's peace be with you all.

Dan Green
   Posted Sun March 29, 2015
I'm so sorry to here this. Joan and I were classmates at Umatilla. Its a sad time for all of us who knew Joan.

Leota Harpster Hayden
   Posted Sun March 29, 2015
My deepest condolence to the family. Look to those blessings of wonderful years you had with her. She was one of the "sweetest girls" I knew in our high school. Always kind and caring. I have good memories of her, she was such a beauty.

Henry Hooker
   Posted Sun March 29, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers go out for you and Family, Bill.

Mick and Susan Tolar
   Posted Sun March 29, 2015

We are so sorry for your loss and send our condolences to you and your family.

Michael O'Brien
   Posted Sun March 29, 2015


Our deep felt condolences to all the Doherty Family. We will all miss her.

Tina Cook
   Posted Mon March 30, 2015

RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent by Ronnie and Tina Cook.

Carol (Lynne Murray)Hill
   Posted Mon March 30, 2015
Dear Bill and family,
As you know Joan and I renewed our long friendship 3 years ago after she had her stoke. Over the phone there were many hours of laughter , tears, rememberances, and just girl talk....we were friends since 5th grade , thats chalks up over 60 years. I will miss her so much, as I write this I know she and I had a very special friendship. What I appreciate about Joan is her sense of humor....we could crack each other up till tears were flowing. In fact , I had to stop her so many times because she was laughing so hard that I couldn't understand her.
Her one wish was to go to Ireland ,,,I'm so sorry she didn't get to go...but imagine she is there now, enjoying the lush landscapes, colorful people you can't understand with their thick brogue , lively music and lovely homes to see. I love Ireland, Scotland more. As I am Scotch Irish.....well I could go on and on....please greet me in heaven ,,,no more pain, tears or suffering. No more getting old. Now that would crack her up right now.

Love you ,God Bless you and your family in the days to come


Nels and Chris Hanson
   Posted Mon March 30, 2015
Bill and family, we were so sorry to hear of your loss of Joan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Nels and Chris Hanson

DiAnna Maxwell
   Posted Tue March 31, 2015
Bill and Family,

Our deepest sympathy in your loss of Joan. She had an amazing sense of humor and was a joy to be around. She will be greatly missed
Jean Maxwell, Nancy Bonafede and DiAnna Maxwell

Skye and Penny Krebs
   Posted Tue March 31, 2015
Doherty Family,
So sorry to hear about Joan. I remember the first time I saw her. It was at St. Williams for mass. This beautiful lady walked in and sat down with one of the handsomest little boy I had ever seen. (Timmy) I went home and told Skye and he said it must have been Joan Doherty. She was always so attractive and put together. And when she spoke of her family she did it with such pride.
She was a loving caring mom and wife. I know you will all miss her so much. We extend our deepest sympathy.
Skye and Penny Krebs

Pam Wunderlich
   Posted Wed April 01, 2015
Dear Bill and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Joan's passing and want you to know that each one of you is in our thoughts and our prayers for healing your dear hearts.
Love to you from Mark and Pam Wunderlich, Judith Shannon and Dick Wilkinson.
God Bless!

eleventh hour warrior
   Posted Wed April 01, 2015
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Suzanne Mathews Bray
   Posted Thu April 02, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of Joan's passing - she and I were friends at Umatilla High School - we were both in the band and had a lot of fun together. My deepest sympathy to her family.

Karen Meyer Johnson
   Posted Mon April 06, 2015
To the Doherty Family
I am so sorry for your loss. Joan was my high school friend. I was a year ahead of her and my late sister shared her class. Joan sent me a beautiful letter when my sister passed and I cherish it today. Fortunately, we have beautiful and fun memories and I'm thankful. She is at peace.

Kelly Christman
   Posted Thu June 25, 2015
I was so sorry to hear of Joan's passing. I first met and visited with Joan at sporting events when Tim and my son were in high school! She was so pleasant to visit with and I absolutely loved her sense of humor and timeless beauty. She was a jewel!

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