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Mike Doherty

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July 30, 2015


Mike Doherty    
 Mike died on July 30, 2015

Mike Doharty, Died Thursday, July 30, 2015Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015 12:00 am | Updated: 7:45 am, Mon Aug 3, 2015.

Obituary: Michael J. Doherty, 68, Troy

Michael J. Doherty of Troy died Thursday, July 30, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family. He was 68.

Michael was born Dec. 1, 1946, in Lewiston to Cornelius and Clara Kaufmann Doherty. The family moved to Walla Walla, Wash., then California, before settling in Moscow. Michael graduated from Moscow High School in 1964, and then attended the University of Idaho before being drafted into the Army, serving in Germany. Following his discharge, he returned to Moscow and went to work for North American Van Lines.

Michael enrolled at Lewis-Clark State College and earned his associates degree in consumer electronics. In 1978 he began his career with GTE, later Verizon, retiring as operation manager of network services in 2004.

Michael was an avid reader, enjoying family history and historical novels. He was a baseball fan, loved the outdoors, boating, camping and fishing. He volunteered for the American Red Cross and particularly enjoyed spending time with his family.

Michael and Janice May were married in Moscow on October 25, 1968. She survives at their Troy home. Also surviving are his children, Jennifer (Mike) Gray of Bonney Lake, Wash., Anne (James) Abbott of Lake Stevens, Wash., and James (Hallie Garrett) Doherty of Austin, Texas. He also leaves his grandchildren, Colin Gray, Erin Gray, Rowan Abbott, Virginia Abbott and Sabine Doherty; his mother, Clara Dockter of Moscow; brothers, Jaren (Nancy) Doherty of New Bern, N.C., Greg (Janette) Doherty of St. Maries, Idaho, Vince (Janis) Doherty of Mesquite, Nev., and Pat (Camille) Doherty of Juliaetta, Idaho, and special mention his uncle Neil Kaufmann of Lewiston, Idaho, his in-laws, Dell and Bev May of Troy, Idaho, and JoAnn and Lyle Eacker of Lewiston, Idaho, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father in 2003.

A celebration of life and potluck will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Michael and Janice's home, 1660 Randall Flat Road, Troy, ID 83871.

In lieu of flowers memorials/donations may be made to the American Red Cross or American Cancer Society.

Updated: February 18, 2009

Shortly after the last reunion Janice and I moved into our home in Troy. We love it! We have kept busy working around the farm/ranch and looking in on my Mom, who still lives in Moscow, traveling, reading and I don't know what. But we keep busy.

We make quite a few trips to the Everett and Bonney Lake area's of western Washington were our daughters and grandkids live.

Spouse:   Janice May Doherty

Kids: 3


I have just retired from Verizon Communications. I was a Manager of a National Technical Support group in Dallas, Texas, for the last 10 years. In all, I worked for Verizon/GTE for over 25 years.

When I graduated from HS I went to the U of I for 3 years. Then spent the next 3 years in the Army living in Texas, Alabama, Kansas and, finally, Germany for a year. During the year I spent in Germany our first daughter was born.

I returned to Moscow after the service and took up where I left-off working freight, driving truck, etc. until I got tired of being away from home and family. I decided to use my Army schooling and went back to college and completed an electronics curriculum at LCSC. This where I got lucky and started working for GTE.

My wife, Janice, and I are just living temporarily in Lewiston until we build a home near Troy.

We just plan on traveling and enjoying or kids and grandkids.

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