FORT FAIRFIELD – Geneva H. Doughty, 88, wife of the late Ralph K. Doughty, was received into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Friday afternoon, Sept. 7, 2012, at a Presque Isle nursing facility, after an extended period of declining health. She was born Oct. 14, 1923, in Fort Fairfield, the daughter of John A. and Caroline (Simmons) Fraser.
Geneva attended Fort Fairfield Strickland Road Country School and Fort Fairfield High School, and was married to Ralph K. Doughty April 5, 1947. In addition to being a dedicated homemaker, Geneva worked for a number of years at McCain Foods, Easton, and also babysat for Richard and Mary Ruth Nichols. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cooking and playing her guitar. She also enjoyed children, especially babies, and had been a member of Fort Fairfield United Pentecostal Church for more than 60 years.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Doughty was predeceased by one son, Michael F. Doughty, in 1979; her husband, Ralph, April 5, 2001; six brothers, Orren, Colby, Willard, John, Lee and Harold Fraser; and three sisters, Cora Clark, Phebe Flagg and Madeline Churchill. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald K. and Linda Doughty, and Kevin R. and Teresa Doughty, all of Fort Fairfield; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and the Rev. Gaylen Doody of Caribou and Ronda K. and Larry Satterwhite of Henderson, N.C.; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson, numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at United Pentecostal Church, 33 Currier Road, Fort Fairfield, where the funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. with the Rev. Ronald Wilbur and the Rev. Ronald Doughty co-officiating. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments will be held at the church after the interment service. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Geneva to Presque Isle Nursing Home, 162 Academy St., Presque Isle, ME 04769 or United Pentecostal Church, 33 Currier Road, Fort Fairfield, ME 04742. Envelopes will be available at the church.