Arlene R. Doherty

September 9, 2023




Arlene Rose Doherty ended her journey through life in Houston Texas on September 9, 2023, at the age of 88.  Arlene began her journey in San Francisco, CA. during The Great Depression.   Arlene lived a full life despite her being blind from the age of 2 years.  She attended various Catholic schools in the Bay Area before entering the highly acclaimed California School for the Blind where she learned to read and write braille.  Upon receiving her diploma, she went on to study at the university level in Berkley, CA.  Never one to back down from an obstacle, she excelled in whatever she started.  She loved doting on her pets and enjoyed reading, bowling, volunteering at the Lighthouse for the Blind, and spending time with her many friends. Arlene was preceded in death by her mother Irene Margaret Doherty, her father Emmett Leo Doherty, her oldest brother Jack Doherty, and her youngest brother Emmett Walter Doherty all of California.  She is survived by her older brother Raymond Leo Doherty of Houston, Texas and 7 grateful nieces and nephews.  Friends and family will miss her feisty personality but share comfort in knowing that Arlene is finally home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Bradshaw-Carter Funeral Home.  Tributes, photos, and your favorite Arlene stories are welcomed.


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