Anne Kinzer (Brown) Dougherty
October 13, 1934 – March 17, 2020
Anne Kinzer (Brown) Dougherty passed away and went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 17th, 2020.
She was surrounded by her four children, numerous grandchildren and other loved ones at the time of her passing.
Anne was born in Duncan, Oklahoma to Robert Orville Brown and Francis Virginia Brown. She was very proud of her Duncan heritage and cherished her many lifelong friends and relatives from Duncan. Upon graduation from Duncan High School, Anne attended the University of Oklahoma where she met the love of her life and husband-to-be, Clifford Clark (“Clark”) Dougherty, Jr. Anne and Clark enjoyed 58 wonderful years together until Clark’s passing in 2015.
While at OU, Anne was a proud member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, where she also made numerous lifelong friends. She continued as an active Pi Phi alum in Edmond (and other locations) for her entire adult life. Anne graduated from OU in 1957 with a bachelor’s degree in education and taught elementary school early on in Duncan. She later received a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Central State University (now the University of Central Oklahoma) in Edmond. Anne then worked for over twenty years as a school psychometrist for Edmond Public Schools, where she helped many students and families and also made many lifelong friends. Anne had an unshakable Christian faith and was a long-time and active member of New Covenant United Methodist Church in Edmond.
Anne had a gift (actually many gifts) that allowed her to positively impact countless lives, from the many marginalized and hurting people she directly helped, to the children and families she counseled, to her many, many close friends, and to her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives, who she loved more than words can describe. She was strong, joyful, and at peace right through her very last breath, and is now celebrating in Heaven with loved ones who preceded her in death. It’s difficult to find words that do justice to Anne’s loving, compassionate, giving and kind spirt. Her life serves as a strong testament to all of us. She leaves all of us a beautiful and grace-filled legacy!
Anne is survived by her children – Ginny Bonner (and her husband Dana Bonner), Cliff Dougherty (and his wife Kelly Dougherty), Susanne Dougherty, and Rob Dougherty (and his wife Monica Dougherty); eight grandchildren - Kristin Bohanan (and her husband Tyson Bohanan), Cailey Dougherty (and her fiancé Danny Klingaman), Carly Anne Cottle (and her husband Hunter Cottle), Ben Dougherty, Carolyn Dougherty, Claire Dougherty, Jorja Ford and Joe Ford; two great-grandchildren - Rae Ellen Bohanan and Finley Anne Cottle; a sister, Sally North; two sisters-in-law, Edith Dougherty and Patricia MacGuigan; her close cousins, Robert James Weedn (and his wife, Julie Weedn) and Nancy Pool (and her husband Tom Pool); her very close friend, Seth Millington; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends who loved Anne and whom Anne loved dearly. We wish we could list all of you. The family would like to especially thank Seth Millington for his love for and support of Anne over the past few years. Due to the restrictions on gatherings that are occurring due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are not able to hold a traditional funeral service. This is very unfortunate as Anne would like nothing more than for all her friends and family to gather and celebrate her life. On that note, we will have a Celebration of Life event as soon as we are able to do so. Watch for an upcoming announcement.
Donations in Anne’s name can be made to New Covenant United Methodist Church, 2700 Blvd., Edmond, OK 73013, the Hope Center of Edmond, 1251 North Broadway, Edmond, OK 73034, and/or City Rescue Mission, 800 W. California, Oklahoma City, 73106.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Anne Kinzer (Brown) Dougherty
March 26, 2020
Anne was the matriarch of all of the cousins ,young and old. I was always able to get such good advise on any matter from Anne. She always made herself available.She could also make me laugh,so needed in our lives. I will miss her so much.love to all of her immediate family. Nancy
Jane and Glen Andrews
March 23, 2020
Kelly, Cliff and family
I had the pleasure of working with Anne at EMHS. She was a very gracious and kind lady.
You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jane and Glen
Mae Lee Sun
March 23, 2020
To the family of Ginny and Dana Bonner-
My heartfelt wishes to you at the passing of your Mother. She sounds like a person I would have loved to have known and in some way have, through my dear friend of 20 years, Ginny.
What a beautiful reflection of a life well-lived and I'm certain Anne's memory and legacy will continue on through her family and through the work she did in her community.
Many blessings to you all,
March 22, 2020
Anne was a dear life long friend. We grew up together walking up Cedar Street to school. We shared secrets, laughed, and cried over lost love. The last time I saw her was at our 50th class reunion. we didn't stay in close contact until the last few years. We talked shortly before she died. She was a sweet soul and the most genuine person I've ever known.
March 21, 2020
Your mother Anne was such a lovely lady! When our son was in third grade, she tested him for us, and he loved her. I remember him asking if he could be tested again the following year. I sat beside her at Margaret Self's birthday party a few years ago, and she was so easy to talk to that it hardly seemed that it had been many years since we had seen each other...she was just so charming and interesting. Many blessings to all of you during this sad time. What fortunate kids you were to have Anne as your mother!
March 20, 2020
We have so many wonderful memories of Anne over the past 65 years, it would be impossible to list them all. We have shared births and deaths; laughed together and cried together. We have traveled with each other many times - to football games, to lake houses, on boating trips. All those trips are unforgettable. So many fun times, so much laughter! In fact, one of our favorite trips was to Hawaii with Clark and Anne, when we spent so much time laughing, that we were crying. In fact, Anne usually did cry when she laughed really hard! Such a glorious trait - to totally surrender to joy! Anne was kind, sweet, loving, generous. There are not enough lovely words to describe her beautiful spirit. We love you, Anne. We will miss you so much!
Dee Dee Chumley
March 20, 2020
I had the privilege of volunteering with Anne for several years. I have never known anyone with a kinder or more gentle spirit. I can think of so many times when she demonstrated love and grace in a human form and, for me, served as the perfect example of Christianity in action. I will greatly miss her but know she is resting in the arms of Jesus and is at peace.