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Obituary: Caughey, Doris Guess Knight

Sun., May 12, 2013, midnight

CAUGHEY, Doris Guess Knight On the morning of April 16th, Doris passed away in her sleep at her daughter and son-in-law’s home in Lynnwood, Washington, where she had resided for the past eight years; this was just two days before her 101st birthday.

Doris was born in Baker City, Oregon; was only six months old when her father died; and at three years of age moved to Spokane with her mother Edith, and sister, Sally.

In Spokane, Doris worked at the Crescent Dept store, and later as a meat wrapper at Stajers IGA on South Hill.

She was a long time member of Fowler Methodist Church, a member of the Gray Ladies, and did volunteer work at the Veterans Hospital.

Mama is survived by her daughter Diane Jo Knight Moody (Lynn); brother Stephen Ferguson (Marjorie); grandson Steven Moody (Sue); great-grandchildren Courtney and Parker Moody, and Branden Valentine; her step daughters JoAnne Caughey Jensen & Jacqueline Caughey Gibbons; several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; three nephews and two nieces.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law Jack Knight (founder of Knight’s Diner); husbands Joel Jack Knight, and Thomas Caughey; sister Sally Guess Taskey, brother James Ferguson; one niece; two nephews; one step grandson; and one step granddaughter.

To quote her grandson; “She was loved by everyone that knew her, and was such a special lady.

I know all grandmas are great, but she was one for the ages”.

Mama, you are deeply missed.


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