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Lula "Lu" Charlotte Dougherty

November 13, 1919 May 10, 2018
Lula "Lu" Charlotte  Dougherty
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Lula ("Lu") Charlotte Dougherty, age 98, of Westville NJ, went peacefully into her Lord's arms on May 10, 2018, at her home at the Pitman Manor. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 68 years, Charles D. Dougherty Sr., and by her parents and 7 siblings.

Lula was born in Gibbstown, NJ to A. Ray Wilkerson and Carrie Wilkerson (née Rinear), and graduated from Paulsboro High School, class of 1938. Lula met the love of her life, Charles Dougherty, on March 22 of 1941 and the couple was married 4 months later, on July 28, 1941. Lula and Charles later moved to Westville where they lived for the next 63 years. Lula devoted herself to her husband and family, and she is survived by her children: Kathleen Ahren and husband Alan of Cape May, NJ; Charles “Chick” Dougherty Jr. and wife Virginia “Bunny” of Woodbury, NJ; and Tracy Bartlett and husband Gary of Jupiter, FL. Lula and Charles' legacy also includes 7 grandchildren: Jeffrey Ahren (Danielle), Allison Barbin (Andrew), Michael Dougherty (Margaret), Rebecca Dougherty, Kathryn Sinn (Brian), Kelley Bartlett, and Craig Bartlett (Alexandra), and 12 great-grandchildren. Lula enjoyed doing the book-keeping for her husband's oil burner service business in the 1950’s and 60’s, summers at the Jersey shore with her family, and getting to travel across the country on a road trip with her husband in 1985. Lula and Charles were members of the Westville United Methodist Church for 63 years, before moving to the Pitman Manor, where Lula lived among dear friends for the past 9 years.

Lula will be remembered for her quick wit, fondness for chocolate ice cream and Scrabble, and most of all the way she lovingly cared for her adoring husband and every member of her family. She served faithfully in her home and community, working "wholeheartedly, as if serving the Lord" (Eph 6:7).

A Memorial service will be held June 9th at 10:00 am at The Pitman Manor: 535 North Oak Ave, Pitman, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations are greatly appreciated to the Lula Dougherty Memorial Scholarship Fund; please make checks out to: United Methodist Communities Foundation and include in memo line "in memory of Lula Dougherty". Checks can be mailed to: UMC Foundation, 3311 State Rt. 33, Neptune, NJ 07753.

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Memorial Service




10:00 AM 6/9/2018 10:00:00 AM
Pitman Manor

535 N. Oak Ave.
Pitman, NJ 08071

Pitman Manor
535 N. Oak Ave. Pitman 08071 NJ
United States

Memorial Contribution

Lula Dougherty Memorial Scholarship Fund

Please make checks payable to and please include in memo line "In Memory of Lula Dougherty": United Methodist Community Foundation 3311 State Rt. 33 Neptune, NJ 08853

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