Cherie A. Doty, 77, a member of the Rockville Church of God for more than 20 years, died Jan. 2 at a hospital in Greensboro, N.C., of complications from a stroke suffered in 2011. Her son Martin Doty confirmed the death.

Cherie Anne Hilyard was born in Zion, Ill., and moved to Rockville in 1966. Eight months ago, she moved to Greensboro to be closer to her son Martin.

Mrs. Doty was a longtime member of the Woodley Gardens Garden Club.

Her husband of 44 years, Donald Doty, died in 2000. A son, Bryan Doty, died in 1993.

Survivors include three sons, Eric Doty of Frederick, Lawrence Doty of Rockville and Martin Doty of Greensboro; a sister; a brother; six grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

— Megan McDonough