Terry Nelson Daugherty
1950 - 2021
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Terry Nelson Daugherty

Great Falls - On December 30, 2020, my dear sweet husband, Terry Nelson Daugherty was called to heaven. After thirty years of pain due to a logging accident, he is finally at peace. He called me his "Darling Bride" to everyone for thirty years.

Terry was born in Des Moines, IA on October 12, 1950. He grew up in Iowa where his family had a corn farm. When he was in the third grade, his family moved to Montana. Terry graduated from Helena High School in 1968. He spent two years in Forestry School in Missoula. Then Terry worked in various mills throughout Montana and ended up in Seeley Lake, MT logging and working at the Pyramid Mill. He had such a love for the woods and logging with amazing friends. He also had such a love for Indian and Harley Davidson motorcycles and old cars. Studebaker was his favorite.

He was truly a very kind, caring man. Terry and Darcy met in Seeley Lake in 1989. They had a beautiful lake wedding on July 20, 1991, with the whole town of Seeley Lake, MT.

Terry is survived by his wife, Darcy Baker Daugherty (WA); daughter, Tina Marie Thornton (WA); son, Adam Page Heidlebaugh; grandson, Joshua Thornton; granddaughters, Paige Maray Heidlebaugh, Lilly Rose Heidlebaugh (WA) and Faith Kristian Heidlebaugh (IN); sister, Pat Siglin (IA); brother, Ted (Ann) Daugherty (UT); very special nieces, Susan Andrews (IA), Julie Duckworth (WA), and Jennifer Nebal King (MT); incredible brothers-in-law, Dave Baker, Mike Baker (MT), Mark Darrow, and Lyndon Conroy; three beautiful sisters-in-law, Laurie Darrow (MT), Sandi Conroy (MT), and special sister-in-law, Susan Baker (MT); much loved special mother-in-law, Joan Butler Baker (MT); best buddy who was like a brother, Gabe Perry of Helena; and numerous nephews and cousins.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Opal Daugherty; brothers, Jack and Rex Daugherty; favorite brother-in-law, Bob Siglin; granddaughter, Angel Heildlebaugh; father-in-law, Cy Baker; and nephews, Jack Daugherty, Larry Siglin, and Colton Conroy.

Terry had the greatest treasure in life-so many friends and family who will miss him dearly. Rest in Peace, Sweetie! You are always in my heart. I love you.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations in Terry's name can be made to Peace Hospice. Condolences for the family may be shared online at www.SchniderFuneralHome.com.

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Published in Great Falls Tribune from Jan. 2 to Jan. 6, 2021.
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January 11, 2021
Wow when is this going to end? This was a man I will really miss. His humor,the caring and the devotion he gave to the ones he loved was second to no one sleep well my friend the pain is over.
Rudy Borg
January 6, 2021
Rest In Peace, dear T. We will miss you so until we see your smilin’ face again.
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