Darrell David Daugherty | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Darrell David Daugherty

Services are pending for Darrell David Daugherty, 90, who died May 26, 2006. Mr. Daugherty was born Aug. 5, 1915, in Reno, Nev., the oldest of seven children born to Raymond and Pauline Daugherty. After living in California for much of his life, he and his beloved wife, Terry, returned to the area in 1963, residing for nine years in South Lake Tahoe and the last 34 years in Douglas County.

While living in San Jose, Calif., and raising their children, Mr. and Mrs. Daugherty operated a diner for many years. Before and while operating the diner, Mr. Daugherty also was a truck driver during the summer months, driving to the San Joaquin Valley to load fruit at the ranches and deliver it to canneries. He said this was the greatest job of his entire life. Upon moving to South Lake Tahoe in 1963, Mr. Daugherty operated a tavern for five years called The Terry Doll, which he named after his wife. He worked at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe following the sale of The Terry Doll.

Following retirement, he was a chef at the Meadowcliff Lodge in Coleville, Calif., for several years.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Philip Bushnell of Gardnerville, Nev.; granddaughters Lori Norton and Kristy Sumwalt; great-granddaughters Marissa Norton, Shanna Norton, and Nina Fambrini, all of San Jose; siblings Ernest Daugherty of South Lake Tahoe, Ralph Daugherty of Minden, Nev., and Lorraine Johnson of Las Vegas; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Terry Daugherty, in 2000; daughter, Kathleen Mae Carter, in 2003; and son, James Patrick Daugherty, a Vietnam veteran, in 1969.

Mr. Daugherty will be interred at Happy Homestead cemetery in South Lake Tahoe with his beloved wife and their brave son.

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