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Fine arts educator

Mary Jean Dougherty Ratliff, American Fine arts educator. Named to Notable Women of Texas, 1984-1985. Committee member Texas Bicentennial Committee, Farmers Branch, Texas, 1975-1976, Imagination Celebration, 1990-1991. Member Farmers Branch Carrollton Art Association (life, secretary since 1993, founder), Texas Visual Arts Association (signature member status), Southwestern WatercolorSoc.

Background

Ratliff, Mary Jean Dougherty was born on July 25, 1933 in Wichita Falls, Texas, United States. Daughter of Robert Byron and Thelma Irene (Dickson) Dougherty.

Education

Student, Texas Technology University, 1953. Associate of Applied Science, Richland University, 1975. Bachelor of Fine Arts, University North Texas, 1978.

Career

Instructor Art, Brookhaven College, Dallas, since 1982.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in Watercolor United States of America Show, 1998, 2002.

Religion

Hell is a real place existing outside of God—an eternal separation between soul and God. Hell was created originally for Satan and his devils as a place of incredible torment.

Politics

Represented in Baptist churches are equally diverse worship styles, cultural mores and approaches to Scriptural interpretation. The resulting challenges and opportunities have made the believers stronger —through fellowship, respect, mutual support and dialog, all based on a belief that unity in Christ involves growth and understanding.

Views

Christians should read the Bible as part of a faith community, and try to put themselves into the story of God's dealings with humanity.

Membership

Committee member Texas Bicentennial Committee, Farmers Branch, Texas, 1975-1976, Imagination Celebration, 1990-1991. Member of International Society Experimental Artists (signature member status), National Museum Women in the Arts (charter member), Southwestern Watercolor Society, Texas Visual Arts Association (signature member status), Farmers Branch Carrollton Art Association (life. Founder, twice past president, vice president, secretary, treasurer).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: boating, traveling, photography, sewing, ping pong.

Connections

Married Charles Richard Ratliff, August 28, 1953. Children: David Charles, Richard Byron, Melany Elaine, James Brett.

father:
Robert Byron Dougherty

mother:
Thelma Irene (Dickson) Dougherty

spouse:
Charles Richard Ratliff

children:
David Charles Ratliff

Richard Byron Ratliff

Melany Elaine Ratliff

James Brett Ratliff