Winifred “Jo” Doherty, 83, passed away on March 5th, 2018 at her home in Casper.
Jo Doherty was born on November 8th, 1934 in Denver to John Joseph and Ghasky Walsh. She studied nursing at Mercy Hospital in Denver. She worked as a Registered Nurse at the Wyoming Medical Center for 30 years and taught nursing at Casper College. Jo lived a career of providing care for patients as an RN and nurturing humanity with hands anointed with love.
Jo married Dennis Doherty on December 29th 1956. Together they raised 11 children and nurtured 28 grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren.
Jo was a devoted Christian and member of the Catholic Church. Mass on Sundays and throughout the week was more than going to church as she carried her love for Jesus with every step she took. From being a founding member of St. Patrick's to filling the back pews with her children, Jo lived her life committed to serving God. One could feel our Lord with her touch, yet Jo preferred to never let anyone know that she was reaching out and touching them.
Jo is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Dennis. She is survived by her children and their spouses; Dennis Jr. and Michelle Doherty, Michael J. Doherty, Dr. Patrick J. and Cindy Doherty, Mary Maureen and G. Roberts, Kevin J. and Celia Doherty, Mary Kathleen Souza, John J. and Mary Doherty, Mary Colleen and Todd Domer, Mary Teresa and Grant Salada, Sheila Marie Doherty, Josephine "Joey" Marie and Richard Burke. She is also survived by her sister-in-laws; Ann Patino, Maureen Doherty and Sister Sheila Doherty and her brother-in-law Paul Doherty. Her grandchildren Danielle (Cory), Scott (Liz), Teresa (Brian), Mary Kathleen (Robert), Michael, Sean, Lauren, Courtney, Kimberly (Dylan), Kelsey, Sydney, Emily, Allison, Melissa, Christopher, Shea, Devin, David, Vikki, Bradley, Shaness, Dylan, Emma, Benjamin, Brendon, Kyle, Ryan, and Adrianna and great grandchildren Bryson, Brynlee, Hayden, Halle, Haley, Hannah, Holly, Hazel, Robert, Elizabeth, Ruby and Aiden.
On the afternoon of March 5th, Jo joined her first and only love, Dennis in communion and together they began singing in harmony; “The power in the world is the family, and the family that loves and hugs has the power”.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in Jo's memory may be to St. Anthony's Tri-Parish School or to St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
A Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Saint Patrick's Catholic Church. A Mass will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Patrick's Catholic Church with a Reception to follow. Inurnment will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery.
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