Katherine B. Dougherty
1935 — 2021
Katherine B. Dougherty, 85, passed away Tuesday May 4, 2021 at Valley Baptist Medical Center Harlingen. Katherine was born August 23, 1935 in Queens, New York. During her time as a nurse, she met her husband Dr. Joseph C. Dougherty. She would take leave from her career to raise their four children William, Suzanne, Timothy, and Laura. Once their children were self-sufficient, Katherine returned to work and expanded her education, earning her Masters and Doctorate of Education. She would put her experience and knowledge to use as an longtime educator in nursing at the University of Texas Brownsville and Texas Southmost College (now University of Texas Rio Grande Valley) ultimately retiring...