Carl Eugene Daugherty


(July 29, 2008)

Carl Eugene Daugherty, 84, died Tuesday, July 29 at the family home in Powell.

He was born June 12, 1924, in Miles City, Mont., to Roy Daugherty and Naomi Kitchen Daugherty. Carl grew up and attended school in Miles City.

He quit school at age 17 to join the U.S. Army during World War II, serving from Feb. 6, 1943 to Feb. 23, 1946.  He served in the European, African and Middle East Campaigns, transporting prisoners of war.  He also participated in the Asian Pacific Campaign and was at Eniwetok Island on a ship when the atomic bomb was dropped in August of 1945.

He joined the U.S. Navy Reserves in 1947 and served until 1957.  He married Edna Harvey of Powell June 2, 1967.

Carl was a Miles City fireman, retiring in 1975.  After his retirement, they moved to Powell, and he worked briefly for L.L. Smith Trucking and then did custodial work for the Powell Schools at the gymnasium, for the City of Powell and for the Powell Nursing Home before retiring permanently.

He was a lifetime member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion, Elks and Eagles.

Survivors include his wife Edna of Powell;  a daughter, Melissa Shore of Billings, Mont.; two sisters, Virginia (Russ) Culver of Baker, Mont., and Patricia (Jim) McKeever of Billings; two grandchildren, Ryan and Samantha of Billings; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Violet Scott; and one daughter, Teri Lee.

Memorial services will be Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Susan Trembath officiating.  Thompson Funeral Home of Powell is assisting the family.

The family requests memorial donations to Powell Valley Hospice, Lovell Senior Center Med-a-Van or the Cody Dialysis Center.