Rolison Dougherty, age 86 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on July 14, 2019.
She was born on
April 5, 1933, in Council Bluffs, IA, to Howard and Iris (Kelley) Rolison.
She was a member of
New Hope Church of God, South Haven, IN. She worked as a custodian for
Duneland Schools, Chesterton for 31 years. After she retired, she worked for
Panazzo Stables for four years cleaning stalls in her 70s. She loved horses
and has ridden since she was four. She loved her cats, Shadow and Sweetpea.
Once each year she would pick 80 lbs. of strawberries and give them all away
to shut-ins and friends, keeping only one pound for herself. She had many
friends, some from years back. Jacqueline was a hard worker, and a true
friend to all.
She is survived by
her son, Daniel Dougherty, Chesterton; granddaughters, Denise (Robert)
Vanderwerf, Knox, Danielle (Rob) Larson, Chesterton, Kathleen Dougherty,
Portage, Sara (Aaron) Chitty, Waco, TX, and Brandi Dougherty, Waco, TX;
grandsons, Paul Dougherty, Matthew Dougherty, James Dougherty, and Jeremiah
Dougherty, all of Waco, TX; step-grandchildren, Michael, Michelle, Amber and
Christopher in Waco, TX. She has 28 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in
death by her parents; sons, David and infant twins, Jackie and Johnny
Dougherty, ex husband, Lowell Dougherty, and sister, Leora Hibbs.
will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2019, at Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304, with Pastor Jason Kegebein
officiating. Entombment will take place at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso,
Visitation will be
held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral
may be made to the family at