Deanne Jones Doherty

Profile Updated: April 13, 2020
Residing In: Zimmerman, MN USA
Spouse/Partner: Patrick V. Doherty, Jr.
Occupation: Retired 2nd Gr. Elem.Teacher after 30 yrs. service
Children: Casey Burns,was born in 1974 and lives on Country Club Dr., Mkto. Casey owns the Oleander and Up Town More…Tavern & Grill in St. Clair, Minnesota.
Ryan Doherty is my 2nd son who was born in 1980 and owns a place in Loretto. Ryan is a scientist for STS Consultants. My 3rd son is Jason Doherty who was born in 1983 and is a Physics teacher at Zimmerman High School. His wife Diana is teaching 2nd gr. at Zimmerman Elem. and is also expecting in July. They live at Princeton, MN. Both Ryan and Jason received "All Conference" in football for Elk River. All three of my sons graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

I graduated from MSU in 1973 with a BS in Elementary Education. I've been teaching second grade in the Elk River School District for the last 30 years. My husband, Pat, has been teaching Physics in the Osseo District for 37 years. We're both retired now and are just enjoying life on our little 36 acre hobby farm near Zimmerman. I used to show horses alot and do some competitive riding when I lived in Mankato. My three sons used to do some competitive riding at the MN State Fair and in 4-H for many years. Now we just do some relaxing trail riding throughout Minnesota and the surrounding states. We enjoy camping, swimming, fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, hunting, and traveling. In January '09 we were in Mexico and in February we enjoyed the sandy beaches of Kauai, Hawaii. Retired life is wonderful!! I am anxiously waiting for some grandchildren though! I look forward to seeing you all in July.

School Story:

I've been retired from teaching 2nd gr. at Zimmerman Elementary in the Elk River School district for 12 years now. We still have our 36 acre hobby horse farm at Zimmerman where we've lived for the last 41 years. We also purchased a lake home on Big Sandy Lake at McGregor where we spend our summers fishing, swimming, and boating. During the winter we love to go snowmobiling and ice fishing with our 6 grandsons who range in age from 4 to 10 years old. Our three sons and their families enjoy spending quality time with us at our cabin. There's never a dull moment with all those boys but I love it!!! They all enjoy riding horse, 4-wheelers, jet skiis, kayaking, games, cards, campfires, or whatever we plan. Life has been good! I look forward to our big 50th class reunion and reminiscing about the good old days at MHS!!

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Oct 10, 2019 at 8:48 PM

Congratulations Lynn on your induction into the MWHS Hall of Fame!! Being a retired former 2nd grade elementary teacher for 30 years, I want to thank you for all the contributions you've made to society and positive improvements in educating our children of today!!!

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Thank you very much Tom for helping me with my new email and password so I could get hooked up to this MHS site. I'm looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday when we get to Mankato from up north here!!!! The fall colors are just gorgeous up here, but I hear snow is coming soon!!!!

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:32 PM
Pat and I are in Kauai, Hawaii by a waterfall near our hotel in February of 2009. It was very beautiful there. We did lots of snorkeling, swimming, fishing, and site seeing.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:32 PM
This is our new pony "Trigger" which someone gave us recently for our new grandchild which we are anxiously awaiting the birth of.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:32 PM
This picture was taken at Wild River a couple weeks ago of my Reg. Paint horse, Cody, and I. I've owned Cody for 12 years, and he's a wonderful trail riding horse. I've ridden him on trails in many different states. Some of our favorite challenges are the Big Horn Mountains and Harney Peak.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:32 PM
This is my husband, Pat and I at the south rim of the Grand Canyon in April of 2009.