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Claude Eugene Doughty Jr.

1959 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Claude Eugene Doughty Jr. Obituary
Claude Eugene Doughty JR

Claude Eugene Doughty JR. (Gene) passed away unexpectedly at his home in Sparks, NV. on July 9, 2012. Gene was born July 2, 1959 in San Jose, California to Claude Sr. and Peggy Doughty. The Doughy's moved to Fallon when Gene was 6 years old. He graduated from Churchill County high school in 1977. He went on to attend San Jose State College, graduating with a Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Gene spent the next 23 years a helicopter pilot in the US Army. His meritorious service included combat tours in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. Among his honors are the meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal and the Master Aviation Badge.

Gene loved life, particulary baseball, and fishing, writing poems and songs and, and playing his guitar. He was a loving father and a cherished son and beloved brother. Gene was preceded in death by his father, he is survived by his mother, Peggy Doughty of Fallon; daughter, Irene Doughty of Reno; son, Gered (Ashley) Doughty; grandchildren, Anna and Elizabeth Doughty all of Fort Knox, Kentucky; his siblings; Michael (Barbara) Doughty of Sacramento; Karen (Larry) Stevenson of Riverside, CA.; Susan Van Kuren of Carmichael, CA.; Mel (Stephanie) Doughty of Cheyenne, WY.; Tom (Emily) Doughty of Reno; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Gene's life will be held at The Gardens Funeral Home on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with inurement to follow at Northern Nevada Veterans Cemetery in Fernley.

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on July 17, 2012
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