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Margaret Vaughter Dougharty

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Loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend
Margaret Vaughter Dougharty, 82, of Alamogordo, died Monday, March, 3, 2008, at home, surrounded by family. She was born Aug. 2, 1925, in Clovis, the fourth daughter of Bill and Bonnie Vaughter, who preceded her in death, along with her sisters, Rhea Vaughter Cottle, of Clovis, and Marion Vaughter Moore, of Abilene, Texas.
She was a graduate of Clovis High School and Hardin Simmons University, where she met her husband of 58 years, Bernard W. Dougharty, who died in 2004. For 53 years they served in Southern Baptist churches and associations throughout New Mexico, in Rosedale, Springer, Anthony, Santa Fe, and Alamogordo. She was known and loved as a mother, grandmother, aunt, teacher, mentor, volunteer, neighbor and dear friend.
Survivors include her sister, Aline Boney, of Clovis; four children, Philip W. Dougharty, of Buffalo, N.Y., Bonnie L. Dougharty of Yukon, Okla., J. Daniel Dougharty and his wife Chris, of Española, and W. Houston Dougharty and his wife Kimberly P., of Grinnell, Iowa; grandchildren Kristina P. Dougharty, of Albuquerque, Kayla McDuffie, of Española, Allie G. Dougharty, and Fen Wright Dougharty, of Grinnell; and many other relatives and friends.
Friends may call this evening from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 13th Street and Michigan Avenue, with the Rev. Francis L. Wilson, Dr. Bill Campbell, and the Rev. Bart Montgomery officiating.
Interment will follow in Monte Vista Cemetery in Alamogordo.
Pallbearers will be her children, and the honorary pallbearers will be the men of the Adult Five Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church of Alamogordo.
Special thanks to the many church friends, neighbors, caregivers, doctors, nurses and others who have been so kind to Margaret and her family.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the New Mexico Baptist Foundation, Dougharty Fund for Small Church Pastoral Aid, P.O. Box 16560, Albuquerque, NM 87191.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Mar. 5 to Mar. 19, 2008
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