Janice Ann Doughty

Jan at Leadership cropped twoJanice Ann (Dworak) Doughty, age 73, completed her life journey in her home in Redmond, Washington, Sunday, July 13, 2014; survived by her husband of 56 years Robert F. Doughty, four children: Barbara A. Maghirang, Patricia C. Doughty, Jeffry F.  Doughty (Valarie), and Timothy W. Doughty; eight grandchildren: Amanda and Alejandro Maghirang; Phillip Doughty-Hall and Katherine Doughty; Courtney Doughty and her adopted brother Michael (Bills) Doughty; and Colby and Jolena Doughty. She is predeceased by her parents Julian Walter Dworak and Dorothy Marie (Sterrath) Dworak of Englishtown, New Jersey, and her sister Linda Marie (Dworak) Brown of New Port Richey, Florida.

Janice was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey September 11, 1940, oldest daughter of Julian Walter Dworkowski and Dorothy Marie Sterrath. In 1945 the family shortened their surname to Dworak. Janice attended elementary school in Elizabeth, and High School in Woodbridge, New Jersey. As a teenager she worked in her father’s automobile service station, pumping gas, washing windshields, checking engine oil level and tire air pressure. After high school Janice was employed as a chorus line dancer by the Manhattan Rockettes, traveling throughout New England and the mid-west with that dance troupe. August 18, 1958 Janice married Coastguardsman Robert F. Doughty in Rahway, New Jersey and for the next 24 years they resided in various States from Alaska to Connecticut. Janice then became certified as a Professional Secretary, occupied more than 20 years as an administrator in the temporary staffing industry. She was a voracious reader, often reading two or three books a week.

Janice loved traveling and touring, visited all 50 States, canoed in all five Great Lakes and many unremarkable streams and rivers. She and her husband also Jan in Spyder croppedventured abroad, touring Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, Scotland, England, France, the Philippine Islands, Hong Kong and Macau, China, and an Atlantic to Pacific cruise through the Panama Canal. She looked forward to the annual Doughty Family Gathering and croquet smash every summer. She and her husband especially enjoyed early American History and genealogy, searching for family ancestors in musty New England town hall basements and weedy ancient cemeteries. Janice made many friends across the nation attending Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution activities and events. She considered it a privilege to be a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and an active member of the Sons of the American Revolution Ladies Auxiliary.

In lieu of flowers, her favorite charity is AFIRE of Pasco County, Inc., PO Box 933, Elfers, Florida, 34680-0933, a school for developmentally challenged adults.  AFIRE of Pasco County is a school for developmentally challenged adults.  Janice’s Niece, Lori Brown, attends this school.  It was started many years ago (About 20-25 years) by Janice’s sister and brother-in-law when they learned once Lori became age 21, there was no organized activity for her, or others like her.  Today, the school provides learning basics and activities, and educational field trips for about 50 adult students.

Interment will be in Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, Washington.

9 Responses to “Janice Ann Doughty”

  • Eric Howard says:

    Friends are the greatest riches we will ever have in our lifetime, and knowing Jan these past years has made me wealthy indeed.

  • Mark and Sue Mitchell says:

    Bob we were shocked and dismayed to hear of Jan’s sudden death. We can’t express enough how sorry we are for you and your family. She was such a truly lovely person who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. If there is anything we can do for you please let us know. Sincerely Mark and Sue Mitchell

  • Guy and Natalie Moellendorf says:

    So very sorry to hear of the loss of Jan, a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Best wishes to Bob and family.

    Guy and Natalie

  • Allan Wenzel says:

    Jan was a wonderful lady. I enjoyed our talks together during the Seattle Chapter, Washington State Society, Sons of the American Revolution meetings. Her presence added a calming effect…needed at times amongst a bunch of men. Her assistance to several editors as a guest columnist for the Washington Trail newsletter, as the President of the Ladies Auxiliary, and as Editor’s Assistant to Bob on the newsletter was invaluable. There will be a noticeable void in our society. Jan’s presence will be greatly missed.

  • Denise Haystrand says:

    Thank you for always being there for me in my times of need Aunt Jan. I will miss you dearly.

  • Phillip Doughty says:

    I love you Grammie! May you rest in peace and become something more beautiful and wondrous on your journey into the unknown. I will miss you until it is my own time to join you. Until then know I will be always holding you in my heart.

  • Lanabeth Horgen says:

    On behalf of Cascade Chapter, NSDAR and Washington State Society DAR, I want to extended my sincere condolences to Jan`s husband, Bob, and family for the loss of such a special woman. It was an honor to have known her and she will be deeply missed.

    In sympathy

    Lanabeth Horgen
    WSSDAR Chaplain
    Cascade Chapter Regent

  • Jjohnny Alexander says:

    On behalf of the Oregon Society Sons of the American Revolution, I extend my condolences Bob, Tim and the rest of the family. Jan was very special to us in the ORSSAR.

    Johnny D. Alexander
    ORSSAR President

  • Greg L Rougeux says:

    Dear Bob, I am so sorry to learn of Jan’s passing! I remember her as being so kind to me when you invited me to dinner at your home when we were Quartermasters on Spencer in 1958. I hope you are well!
    Greg Rougeux

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