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Jack Daugherty, 75, a former resident of Akron, Colorado, passed away November 27, 2012, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 1963, having moved to Roswell, he thrived in the heat and culture of "The Land of Enchantment".

A memorial service in celebration of Jack's life was held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society - Manzano del Sol Village in Albuquerque. We sang "On the Wings of a Snow White Dove" followed by an emotional poem written by Jack's dear friend and veterinarian, Dr. Ada Johnson, read by Carlene (Gebauer) Rossman of Parker, Colorado. Jeanne (Gebauer) Vance of Austin, Texas, shared amusing stories of Jack's life; and Cindy (Daugherty) Nunn of Florida spoke of her father's unique wit and how much he will be missed.

Jack was born in Akron on October 21, 1937, to Clyde Morgan Daugherty and Mabel Leona (Maddison) Daugherty.

Jack graduated from Akron High School in 1956 and from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business in 1963. While in college he married Carol Ann Gebauer from Akron, Class of 1958. To this union one child was born, Cindy Ann.

Jack loved sports and in high school he played football 4 years, basketball 4 years and All-Conference in his senior year, and track 2 years. He was a class officer all 4 of his high school years. While at CU Jack played basketball 1 year and was a member of the Colorado Chapter of Marketing.

After graduation from CU, Jack began work with Kraft Foods in sales and marketing. He worked in sales all of his life, working as a Real Estate Broker in Albuquerque and in Gulfport, Mississippi. Jack retired in Albuquerque but during his retirement years he traveled to Arizona marketing Native American Indian Jewelry and Indian Art.

Jack was a free spirit and loved life and lived it to the fullest. He loved a good party, country music, the NFL, golf, card games, reading, gardening, and watching all televised sporting events. Over many years he played in several golf tournaments with his buddies. He was a devoted caregiver to his pets, leaving his companion, Midnight, the big black cat in a "Forever Home" with Carol Ann.

Jack is survived by Carol Ann Daugherty, their daughter, Cindy Nunn and husband, Barry, one grandchild, Lucas, all of Ft. Myers, Florida, brother-in-law Richard Schmale and nephew Scott of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jack battled colon cancer with courage and grace, never complaining and greeted each day with optimism and hope. His caregivers, Carol Ann & Cindy (AKA His Girls) were a source of great comfort, love, and laughter.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Daugherty and Leona (Daugherty) Lindgren; and sister, Judy Ann (Lindgren) Schmale, Class of 1962.

We want to thank our families, neighbors, and friends for their constant prayers, cards, phone calls and visits from best-friends (Bert, Rudy, Hubie and George) who have been very close to Jack throughout his life. We want to say a special thanks to Betty, Don, and Lovey for their close friendship and lifesaving response. We will also never forget our time with the loving staff and residents of Arvilla House, our time ended too soon. We also especially thank Bert Donahoo who made almost daily visits during Jack's illness and was a buddy to the end.

Jack and his mischievous crooked grin … son, brother, uncle, friend, husband, father, and grandfather.

"Here's to a long life and a merry one.
A Quick death and an easy one.
A pretty girl and an honest one.
A cold pint - - and another one."

Contributions may be made in Jack's memory to the - Restricted to Colorectal Cancer, 1-800-227-2345. Please visit www.riversidefunerals.com to sign the online guest book.
Published in Akron News-Reporter on Jan. 30, 2013
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