Col Lew Daugherty Headed West Oct 16, 2018 In Tucson, AZ

Colonel Lewis Stanley Daugherty died at home in Tucson, Az October 16, 2018, due to complications from tongue cancer. He had recently turned 88. Col Daugherty was born August 14, 1930, in Endicott, NY to his parents, Joseph Miles Daugherty and Alice Mildred Daugherty. He attended elementary school in Maine, NY and graduated from Vestal High School in 1948, graduating from Cornell University in 1952, where he majored in agriculture. The same year Lewis joined the U.S. Air Force as a 2nd Lt and shortly thereafter married Caryl Sue Dunn from Champaign, Il in 1953.

Col Daughterty and his family lived in many places including England, Spain, and Germany, and then in 1965, he was assigned to Vietnam where he flew the Skyraider providing close air support, air rescue and interdiction to U.S. troops. Col Daugherty spent a total of 20 years in the Air Force retiring in 1972. From 1978-79 he went to the University of Arizona receiving an MSC degree in Agriculture Economics where he did teaching and research for the next 17 years. Col Daugherty is survived by his wife, Caryl of 65 years and daughters, Luanne Haydu (John), Pamela Toulouse (Don), and Judy Tatum (Danny). He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life was held at the Arizona Inn, Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Oct. 21, 2018
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