Louise Victoria Doherty

July 3, 1948 - November 16, 2019
Louise Victoria Doherty

Louise was a Vietnam Veteran serving as an operating room nurse in Saigon.  She achieved the rank of Major in the US Army Nurse Corp.  She passed away suddenly in her home early Saturday, November 16, 2019 while recovering from an illness earlier this month.  Her brother James and sister Andrea were with her.

Louise was born in Berlin,NH on July 3, 1948.  She graduated from New Hanover High school in Wilmington, NC class of 1966.  She graduated from Watts Hospital School of nursing in 1969.  After serving in Vietnam, she continued her nursing career in New Haven, CT.  She later returned to Wilmington, where she changed professions and continued working.

She was predeceased in death by her Mother Rose Mary Spooner Doherty and her younger brother Stanley Doherty.  Surviving her is her twin brother Wayne Doherty and his wife Margaret of Portland, Or., older brother James Doherty, and Sister Andrea Hall, her son Wayne and his 2 sons Lucien and Morgan, and Sister-in-law Annette Doherty and daughter Christine, all of Wilmington, NC.

Louise will be cremated and the family will have a private service at a future date.

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  • November 18, 2019
    Brandon Raber says:
    James and family, I am sorry to hear about Louise. I worked with her at the hotel and she was quite a character. I am sorry I didn't get to see her in my last trip home. Brandon

  • November 19, 2019
    Julia Shaw-Kokot says:
    So, sorry to hear about Louise’s passing, We were nursing school classmates and just had our 50th reunion. She was unable to attend, and we missed her. My thoughts are with her family and friends.

  • November 19, 2019
    Sue Jessup Davidson says:
    To Louise's family members: I am saddened to learn of Louise's sudden passing. I was one of Louise's classmates at Watts Hospital School of Nursing (1966 -1969). Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of speaking by phone with her about the plans for our 50th class reunion in October. Just so sorry she could not make it. Please know that I cherish her memory and appreciate her military service especially her time in Viet Nam.

  • November 19, 2019
    Cynthia Canipe says:
    My most heartfelt condolences to family and current friends.

  • November 20, 2019
    Alice Mills says:
    Louise & I were roommates @ Watts. We lost track of each other after 1971 but I never forgot her. It's sad that she is gone. My thoughts are with her family.