Melida Daugherty
April 12, 1936  -  August 4, 2017

Melida Daugherty


Harkey Funeral Home
210 S. Allen
Monahans, TX  79756
Saturday, August 05, 2017
10:00 a.m.
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Monahans Memorial Cemetery
4th and Helen
Monahans, TX  79756
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Home Hospice
619 N. Grant
Suite 120, TX  79762

Melida Wilson Daugherty, 81, known as Gam, passed away Friday, August 4, 2017 at home in Monahans, Texas. She was born on April 12, 1936 to Chester Wilson and Lena Rasdon in Caraway, Arkansas. Melida married Troy Lee Daugherty on September 20, 1951 in Arkansas, he passed away after 32 years of married.

Dr. Chandler delivered Melida in Caraway, Arkansas but really a midwife, sister Mary, beat the doctor! She was raised by her grandmother Wilson. Melida has one brother and eight sisters, she always said she was an only child! She was a beautiful woman but she hated having her picture taken, but always wanted to see others. She played a wicked game of Wa-Hoo, just ask any of her grandchildren! Gam was an avid fan of the Texas Rangers, if they would only listen to her! Gam’s favorite Texas Ranger was Shin-Soo Choo, who she called Choo-Choo, her second favorite team was the St. Louis Cardinals. She loved to watch game shows on TV. Most of all Gam loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was welcomed to Heaven in the arms of our Lord and her husband; Troy Lee Daugherty, infant sister; Jimmie Louise, one brother; Bill Fletcher, one sister; Ruth Fletcher Hillhouse, a special friend; Jack Dufek, and one great granddaughter; Shyanne Johnston, father; Chester Wilson, and mother; Lena Rasdon Alsup and husband Roy.

Gam is survived by her daughters; Rhonda Gallagher and husband Danny of Monahans, Texas, Teresa Johnston and husband Donnie of Canadian, Texas, five grandchildren; Zachary Gallagher, Quentin Gallagher and wife Shana, Korah Gallagher, Bryan Johnston and wife Calissa, Brady Johnston, great grandchildren; Kaitlyne and Keagan Gallagher, Brenley and Bay Atkinson, Bryleigh, Lily, and Emery Johnston, step mother; Veola Wilson of Paragould, Arkansas, sisters; Glenna Wilson Jarvis and husband Ron of Lawton, Oklahoma, Joyce Wilson Branch and husband Kenny of Paragould, Arkansas, Bonnie Alsups McCord and husband Johnny of Caraway, Arkansas, Shirley Wilson Veteto and husband Lee (deceased) of Albany, Georgia, Karla Wilson Wooldridge and husband Ben of Paragould, Arkansas, Marsha Wilson Morris and husband Clifton of Jonesboro, Arkansas, many cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and life time friends; Mary Faulkner and husband Harvey and family of Caraway, Arkansas.

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  1. Donna Mcintire
    Mt Washington, KY

    I will always remember the love and care that you and your family gave me. Love and miss you always

  2. Shirley McKinney and Hazel Elder
    Odessa, TX

    Our prayers go with you and we love you! Rest in Peace!

  3. Sandy Usher
    Louisville, KY

    Just to say how sorry I am to hear about Melida. She was one of the sweetest people you could ever know. She holds a special place in my heart for taking care of and loving my sister Donna. My family left Texas many years ago, but everytime I go back to Monahans I would always go and visit her. Both of her beautiful daughters and all their families you are in my thoughts and prayers, we were all blessed to have known your mom.

  4. Rhonda & Danny Hooper
    Midland, TX

    So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a beautiful lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Paula and Daniel
    Monahans, TX

    Such a sweet lady! You will be missed by many!

  6. Mike & Glenda Veteto
    Albany, GA

    Praying for y'all knowing she will be greatly missed.

  7. Roy Dan, Connie, and Betty Johnston
    Yantis, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Roy Dan, Connie, and Betty Johnston
    Yantis, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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