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Betty Doherty


1934 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Betty Doherty Obituary
Doherty, Betty J.

Betty J. Doherty, age 79, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2014 and is at peace after a 15 year battle of complications due to Alzheimer 's disease. She was born on November 9, 1934 to Francis and Mary (DePas) Smith. Betty was 27 years old, when her sister Margaret passed away in 1961, leaving behind her husband Dean Doherty, and their four young children. Dean asked Betty to help raise his family and she graciously accepted. Betty and Dean later married in 1979. She worked at Green Bay Foods for many years. Before her illness, she liked to needlepoint, sew and paint wood craft pieces. Betty leaves behind Dean and Margaret's four children; Susan (James) Melendy, Gary (Candia) Doherty, Mary (James) Erdahl and Glenn (Barb) Doherty. She is further survived by her step-grandchildren, great nieces and nephews; Jesse Pamperin, Patricia Werner, Cassandra Hicks, Nicole Daniels, Tracy Stauffacher, Thomas Erdahl, Matthew Doherty and Molly Doherty as well as 10 step-great-grandchildren and other nieces, nephews and in-laws. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Dean, sister; Margaret and two brothers; Bernard and Rudy Smith.

There was a private funeral service held at Lyndahl Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

The family would like to thank Marla Vista Gardens for the five and a half years of compassionate care they provided for Betty. Also Heartland Hospice for making Betty's last days comfortable.

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Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Mar. 2, 2014
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