Obituary: John Anthony Daugherty

Jan. 14, 1940 ~ March 18, 2021

John Daugherty

John was born in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, to Leo P. and Rachel (Clardy) Daugherty. He was raised in Gypsum, Colorado, graduating from Eagle County High School in 1958. He married Carol Ann Harris (of Minturn, Colorado) on Nov. 22, 1958.

They moved to California where he worked at General Motors assembly plant for two years. They returned to Colorado and he began his career with Colorado Department of Transportation in 1961. He retired in 1994. He worked on Loveland Pass, Wolf Creek Pass and Rabbit Ears Pass, transferring to Meeker in 1969.

John enjoyed hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed riding his horses, the Flat Tops being a favorite area. Being an avid photographer, he captured many beautiful scenes in Rio Blanco County.

John is survived by his wife, Carol Ann, and sisters Analee Kirkham and Pauline Bowles He is survived by many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Rose Marie Farrell (Tom) and Kathy Shackford (Paul); and by brothers-in-law Bill Harris (Sandy) and Tom Harris (Beverly).

John was preceded in death by his parents, and by brothers Thomas, Edward and Frank, and his sister Ida Mary.

A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. on June 5, 2021, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Meeker, Colorado.