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Myrna Mae Doughty

May 5, 1922 - March 27, 2015

Obituary


Myrna Mae Doughty
92, succumbed to lung cancer on March 27, 2015, in Tucson.
Myrna was born May 5th, 1922 to Wid and Ethel Hyland at Kensal, N.D. She grew up in Jamestown with brothers Wayne, Russell and Ronnie, and sisters Opal, Beulah, Irene and Beverly. In 1935 the family left the 'dustbowl' and traveled west to Washington State. Myrna graduated from Yakima High School in 1940.
She met Orville Doughty in The Dalles, OR, in 1940. They were married Dec. 5th, 1942 in Roswell, N.M. When Orville went off to war, Myrna...

Myrna Mae Doughty
92, succumbed to lung cancer on March 27, 2015, in Tucson.
Myrna was born May 5th, 1922 to Wid and Ethel Hyland at Kensal, N.D. She grew up in Jamestown with brothers Wayne, Russell and Ronnie, and sisters Opal, Beulah, Irene and Beverly. In 1935 the family left the 'dustbowl' and traveled west to Washington State. Myrna graduated from Yakima High School in 1940.
She met Orville Doughty in The Dalles, OR, in 1940. They were married Dec. 5th, 1942 in Roswell, N.M. When Orville went off to war, Myrna returned to the Pacific Northwest and worked for the O.P.A. in Yakima, WA, until 1945. Son Linden was born in 1947 and son David in 1950. As an Air Force wife, she lived in several places in the U.S. and in Japan and England before finally settling in Tucson, AZ.
Myrna was a particularly good bowler. She was active for many years with the Retired Officers' Wives Club of DMAFB. She was most proud of her work as a volunteer for 25 years with the American Red Cross and over 30 years with several Air Force Base Thrift Shops.
Myrna is survived by her loving husband of 72 years, Orville, son Linden "Skip", of Tucson, and son Dave, and daughter-in-law, Marge, of Bellingham, WA.
Myrna can be remembered with donations to the American Red Cross or American Cancer Society.
A celebration of Myrna's life will be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at East Lawn Palms Mortuary and Cemetery, 5801 East Grant St. , Tucson, AZ.