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Terry Nelson Daugherty Oct. 12, 1950 - Dec. 30, 2020

Swan Song

 

February 25, 2021

Terry Nelson Daugherty Oct. 12, 1950 - Dec. 30, 2020

GREAT FALLS – On Dec. 30, 2020, my dear sweet husband, Terry Nelson Daugherty was called to heaven. After thirty years of pain due to a logging accident, he is finally at peace. He called me his "Darling Bride" to everyone for thirty years.

Terry was born in Des Moines, Iowa on Oct. 12, 1950. He grew up in Iowa where his family had a corn farm. When he was in the third grade, his family moved to Montana. Terry graduated from Helena High School in 1968.

He spent two years in Forestry School in Missoula. Then Terry worked in various mills throughout Montana and ended up in Seeley Lake, logging and working at the Pyramid Mill. He had such a love for the woods and logging with amazing friends. He also had such a love for Indian and Harley Davidson motorcycles and old cars. Studebaker was his favorite.

He was truly a very kind, caring man. Terry and Darcy met in Seeley Lake in 1989. They had a beautiful lake wedding on July 20, 1991, with the whole town of Seeley Lake.

Terry is survived by his wife Darcy Baker Daugherty (WA); daughter Tina Marie Thornton (WA); son Adam Page Heidlebaugh; grandson Joshua Thornton; granddaughters Paige Maray Heidlebaugh, Lilly Rose Heidlebaugh (WA) and Faith Kristian Heidlebaugh (IN); sister Pat Siglin (IA); brother Ted (Ann) Daugherty (UT); very special nieces Susan Andrews (IA), Julie Duckworth (WA) and Jennifer Nebal King (MT); incredible brothers-in-law Dave Baker, Mike Baker (MT), Mark Darrow and Lyndon Conroy; three beautiful sisters-in-law, Laurie Darrow (MT), Sandi Conroy (MT), and special sister-in-law Susan Baker (MT); much loved special mother-in-law Joan Butler Baker (MT); best buddy, who was like a brother, Gabe Perry of Helena; and numerous nephews and cousins.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Opal Daugherty; brothers Jack and Rex Daugherty; favorite brother-in-law Bob Siglin; granddaughter Angel Heildlebaugh; father-in-law Cy Baker; and nephews Jack Daugherty, Larry Siglin and Colton Conroy.

Terry had the greatest treasure in life-so many friends and family who will miss him dearly. Rest in Peace, Sweetie! You are always in my heart. I love you.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations in Terry's name can be made to Peace Hospice. Condolences for the family may be shared online at http://www.SchniderFuneralHome.com

 

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