Obituary: Haggerty, Marion
Marion “Cap” Haggerty passed away at the age of 87, July 8, 2012, as the result of numerous strokes.
He was born February 22, 1925 in Plummer, ID to parents Lloyd and Kittie Haggerty.The last 8 months he lived in Roseville, CA.
Cap graduated from Plummer High School in 1943, was drafted into the U.S. Navy following graduation. His basic training was completed at Farragut, ID. After special training in Diesel Mechanics and small boat operations he boarded the LST 510 at Fort Pierce, Florida and sailed very rough seas to England. His ship and crew participated in the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. He was always very proud to have served in the U.S. Navy.
Upon his discharge from the Navy in 1946, Cap attended the University of Idaho. In 1950 he met the love of his life, Wanda Ashley and they were married in 1951. At that time Cap embarked upon a successful career with Montgomery Ward that spanned 29 years. After retiring from Wards he worked for the Saw Clinic and Country Homes Power Equipment in Spokane, WA for several years. Cap was an excellent mechanic and loved to help people.
He is survived by his wife Wanda, his two daughters, Phyllis Murdock (Bill) of Penn Valley, CA and Janis Dufort of Rocklin, CA.
Cap was a wonderful husband, father and friend to many, he will be greatly missed.
A Memorial service will be held Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Fowler United Methodist Church, 3928 N. Howard, Spokane, WA at 1:00 pm.