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A celebration of life will be held Saturday, September 28 at 2:00 p.m. at the Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home of Natchitoches for Mrs. George Doherty, the former Mary Jeanne Mabry, 90, who passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends, Tuesday, September 24 at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center. Interment will be at Memory Lawn in Natchitoches. The Reverend Doug de Graffenreid will officiate the services.

Mrs. Doherty was preceded in death by her beloved husband, George, her parents, and two brothers.

She is survived by her son, Mike and his wife Linda of Lafayette, her grandson Jake, his wife Andrea, and her great granddaughter Mary Annabelle of Garmisch, Germany. She is also survived by her niece and nephews, several close cousins, one aunt, Louise White, members of George's family and many close friends.

Mrs. Doherty, a native of Choudrant, Louisiana and a resident of Natchitoches, attended schools in the area including Louisiana Tech University where she received a B.S. in Biology, and Masters's degrees in Education and in English.

She taught English in Kilbourne, Louisiana, Stamps, Arkansas, Minden, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech University, and Northwestern State University. Her teaching career covered a span of thirty-six years.

If asked who Mary Doherty was the answer would be a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a great grandmother, a mother-in-law, a sister, a cousin, a friend, and a teacher.

The family requests that visitation be observed Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the services.

Pallbearers will be Rand Dennis, Shawn Doherty, Rodney Harrington, Don McAllen, Stan Wright, and Stuart Wright. Honorary pallbearers will be John Anderson, Judge David Blanchet, Jack Brittain, Tommy Dunagan, Dr. John Hendry, Gene Knecht, and Louis Woodson Neil Cameron, John Ropp and Ricky Williams.

Memorial contributions may be made to the English Department at Northwestern State University or an educational institution of the donor's choosing

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Published in The Town Talk on Sept. 27, 2013
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