Beatrice (Bea) Dougherty, 93, passed away on Nov. 15 at her home in Cottage Grove at Middlefield Oaks Assisted Living.
Bea lived in Cottage Grove with her husband Bill, a school teacher, for about 40 years, during which time she raised her family - daughter Denise and son Craig.
Upon retirement Bea and Bill moved to Enterprise, Ore. where they could enjoy a drier climate. They lived there for about 20 years.
Bea was born in Sacramento, Calif. in 1924. Besides raising her family, she managed restaurants in Waldport and the Portland area, and ran an antique and collectible business from her home in Cottage Grove.
She is remembered for her patience and kindness. She is proceeded in death by both her husband and son.
She is survived by her daughter, Denise Meek, and her daughter-in-law, Cindy Dougherty. She also has three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.