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In Memoriam
( March 26, 2008 )
Kathleen Marie Nelson Daugherty

LaGrange Class of 1969

Kathleen Nelson Daugherty, 56, of Lake Charles passed away Sunday, January 27, 2008 in her residence.

Mrs. Daugherty was born in and was a life resident of Lake Charles. She was a graduate of LaGrange High School and Sowela Technical Institute where she attained her degree in Computer Technology.

About her name...
Her birth name was Kathleen Marie Nelson - & she LOVED her name.  She would definitely want it to be Kathleen, I would say Nelson so that her birth name were recognized & Daugherty in honor of her late husband.  Kathleen Marie Nelson Daugherty would be her full name, but as I listed on her grave marker - Kathleen Nelson Daugherty is what she often used.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Kim Benoit Conner and husband Darrell of Lake Charles; step-daughter, Taiga Alexander and husband Kenneth, Jr.; three grandchildren, Devin Fontenot, Justin Fontenot and Kaylee Conner, all of Lake Charles; two step-grandchildren, Joel and Carson Alexander; one brother, Warren Alfred Nelson and wife Suzanne of Orange, TX; two sisters, Patricia Wardell of Mesquite, TX and Bonnie Fritz of Washington, DC and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward M. Daugherty, Jr.; parents, Ernest and Sarah Nelson; her three brothers, Robert,  Donald and Jimmy Nelson; two sisters, Gerry Davis and Betty Hannagriff.
Funeral services were at 10:00 AM Thursday, January 31, 2008 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel.  Reverends Jerry and Sheila Smith officiated. Burial was in Prien Memorial Park. Visitation Wednesday was from 11:00 AM until 8:00 PM and continued Thursday at 8:00 AM until the time of service.

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 I am sorry for your lose. Our prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Allison     
Aunt Kathy was always a very happy woman whom I always enjoyed her company. I may have not seen Aunt Kathy very much in her lifetime but I always thought her to be an incredible person. I know she will shine in heaven as she did on earth. All my love to those left behind. Jan Wardell
Kim and Family, We send our Deapest Sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are w/ you all. If we can do anything for u please let us know, don't u dare hesitate. We are here for u all as u were here and have been for us. May ur memories comfort u and get u threw. And my wise Grandmother once told me when someone dies and it rains u know they made it to heaven. So smile Moms in Heaven looking down on u And u know she's saying she's very proud of u and of all u do. If ya'll need us where here day or you all.
Dawn, Dub and Chance
It was really neat growing up with you and seeing you blossom into life. Sis there are things that are so precious and so unforgetful I'll just have to catch up with you in heaven so we can talk about them. I love you now as much as i did when you were my little sister. Thanks for being so transparent, so you. I love you a bunch and I hope to see you later.  Warren
I feel silly doing this, but I just had to say - just in case you know I'm doing this - that I love you & miss you SO much. I can't even imagine a life without my mom in it. You made my life bearable ... my whole life & I'm having a hard time figuring out how to move forward. I'm so sorry the last few years were so hard for you. You were so sad after Grandma died & I know losing Ed shortly afterwards was hard so not only were you in pain & struggling with your health but you were lonely. There were good times & bad & I always hoped that you would get better. God must not have meant that to be. I have to believe that he said you'd been through enough & that it was time for you to be able to rest. I know that wherever you are now you can walk again, you can talk (and you can say what you mean to say!) & most of all - you're finally with the rest of your family that you loved & missed so much. What I would give to have you back though... I wish I had another chance to hug you, tell you I love you, just lay next to you in bed like the kids & I did that night & watch tv for a little while. I'd even bring you to the store so you can buy Reese's Peanut Butter cups to eat until you just can't stand them! I know that we had our time with you & that now is God's time, but it just doesn't feel like our time was long enough. I hope you know that I love you more than you can even imagine & that even though sometimes we argued a little - I only wanted what was best for you when I was trying to help you. My life will never be the same without you in it. Just like we said when I was little though, "I LOVE YOU BUNCHES AND TO PIECES"! Always loving & missing you... Kim
Kim & Family I know how hard this is, I would like to tell you that it gets easier and it does, but it never goes away, and it should. Because today you should not be mourning her death but celebrating her life. Kathy was always nice to me and always spoke when she was around. I never really got to know her. My thoughts and prays are with all of during your time of celebrating her life. Malinda
Kim, Darrell, Devin, Justin, and Kaylee I know this is very hard and my prayer go out to all of you. You will miss her but know that she is in a far better place. God was there to hold her hand as she walked into heaven. No more sadness or pain, only joy & happiness. Keep her memories near to your heart and know that one day you will meet again. Steve & I are here if you need anything. Nola
Kim, I remember that picture of her. Your mom had the biggest smile on anyone I had ever seen. And she was a very nice person. I am so sorry for your lost. I want you know that even though sometimes I am too busy to call you, I do consider you like my sister and if you need me please call me. I will be there. We love you and your family very much. Our prayers are with you guys. Love, Lori Marie & Patrick
We are sorry to hear of the lose of Kathy. Kenneth and boys have many fond memories of her.  Kenneth & Florence

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