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Dougherty, Elmer P. – Obituary

Elmer P. Dougherty, 89, of Billings, Mont., died June 14, 2005, at Eagle Manor in Billings.

His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. July 20 at the United Methodist Church, 1919 Second St.

Elmer was born on Nov. 16, 1916, on a farm at Sutton Creek. After graduating from Baker Business College in 1937, he went to work for the U.S. Post Office in Baker City. He retired from the Postal Service after 35 years.

He married Ethel Ebell of Baker City on Nov. 24, 1938. They had two daughters, LeAnn Guess, who lives at San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, Bill, and Judith Rae Hammersmark, who live at Ballantine, Mont., with her husband, Marvin.

After retiring from the post office, he drove school bus for five years. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a longtime member of the Baker Elks Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel; his parents; and his sister, Veta Hovde.

Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Berlena and Bob Broch of Seattle, Wash.; his daughters and their husbands; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 27, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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