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DOUGHERTY MESSNER, Catherine 'Kittie' Born Feb. 21, 1929, in Indianapolis, Ind. Passed away Jan. 24, 2012, in Lancaster, Calif. Kittie moved to Rosamond from Indianapolis in 1942, she graduated from Antelope Valley H.S. in 1947. She has lived in the Antelope Valley for the past 50 plus years. She was a Medical Office Manager for over 30 years. She was a member of the AV Emblem Club #76 since 1978, and was a member of the Lancaster Moose Lodge Lancaster Chapter, and proudly served as Senior Regent 1997. Her most cherished accomplishment was her children and her grandchildren. Survived by her sons Michael Dougherty (Marjorie) of Star, Idaho, Patrick Dougherty (Lauren) of Lancaster, Calif., Daniel Dougherty (Karen) of Yakima, Wash., 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Kittie is preceded in death by her father Harry Howell and her mother Margaret Jusco, sister Mary 'Billie' Standiford. Viewing will be held from 2 to 3 p.m., with a Rosary from 3 to 4 p.m., on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Halley-Olsen- Murphy, Lancaster. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lancaster. Burial to follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery. Reception following burial at Lancaster Moose Lodge, 44545 N. Division, Lancaster.

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