June W. Dougherty, long time La Cañada Flintridge resident died Thursday, January 6 of natural causes. She was 90. Born August 5, 1920 in Los Angeles, June’s family moved to Arcadia in 1932 where she attended Monrovia Arcadia Duarte High School. In 1942 she received a BA in Home Economics from UCLA and in that same year married James Dougherty. Together they raised three children. In 1956 the family moved to La Cañada Flintridge.
June had many interests including politics, art, weaving and history and was active in Pasadena’s League of Women Voters, Descanso Gardens and the Lanterman House. She compiled “Sources of History - La Crescenta” and authored “La Cañada Flintridge”, a small local history book used by third graders today. She is remembered by family and friends for her lifelong learning, her willingness to share her interests and her encouragement of others in their pursuits.
She is survived by daughter Candace, sons John (Kathleen) and Tom (Barbara), grandsons Tim (Vicki), Ken and Brian (Erin), and great grandchildren, Alyssa, Jenna, Olivia, Kate, Jack, and Noah.
Donations can be made in her name to Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation, 4420 Encinas Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 or charity of your choice.
A memorial service is pending.