Vivienne I. Dougherty, of Footville, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully November 3, 2013, aged 90 years.
Vivienne was born September 27, 1923 to the late Orville and Annie (Lockrem) Chaffee of Lucas Valley, Dunn County, Wisconsin, the eldest of six children. She attended Sunnyside School grammar school, was a graduate of Menomonie School of Agriculture in 1941 and worked for the Dunn County Electrical Cooperative, part of the National REA during World War II. In 1945, she married Joseph Allen Long of Joliet, Illinois, by whom she bore two children, Jerome Allen (Kathie Bradford) Long, of Milton, Wisconsin, and Chloe (Angus) Watson, of Arlington Heights, Illinois. She and Joseph moved to Milwaukee after the war. After Joseph’s death in 1962, she worked for the Ideals Publishing Company in Wauwatosa and later J.C. Penny Company also in Wauwatosa. Vivienne married Robert C. Dougherty, of Rootstown, OH in 1967 and they moved to Iola, Wisconsin in 1969 where they owned and operated Lakeview Tavern as well as Lakeview Plumbing and Heating until they retired in 1988. Vivienne was a charter member of the Iola Lioness Club and was active in the American Legion Auxiliary Sheveland Taylor Post 14, and like Robert, was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellow award by the Iola Lions Club. Vivienne enjoyed reading, fishing, golfing and traveling.
In addition to her children, Vivienne is survived by four brothers: James (Joyce Oas) of Pennsylvania, Jack of Colorado, Billie (Mary Jo Oliver) also of Colorado, and David (Marquetta Brandt) of Lucas Valley and a sister-in-law Elizabeth Chaffee of Minneapolis; three step-children, Roberta (James) Sherwood of Maryland, Patricia (Harry) Hoffman of Illinois, and Brian (Rebecca) Dougherty of North Carolina; and several grandchildren, other cousins and relatives. Her parents, both husbands and a brother, Sidney, preceded her in death. Aside from her family, Vivienne’s life-long passion was reading, so the family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials in her honor be made to the Iola Public Library, 180 S. Main Street, Iola, Wisconsin 53945.
At her request, no services are planned. The family requests that Vivienne be remembered in your thoughts and prayers and that, when you have the chance, drink a toast in her honor. The Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Milton is assisting the family, www.albrechtfuneralhomes.com