Gaynell Dougherty, 82, of North Powder, Oregon died on September 2, 2021 at his home in North Powder. A Private Family Interment was held at North Powder Cemetery.
Gaynell Maureen Dougherty was born on January 16, 1939 to Willie and Viola (Smith) Dougherty in St. Helens, Oregon. He was raised in Warren, OR. Graduating from Scappoose high School in Scappoose, Oregon in 1957.
He served in the Army, receiving an honorable discharge in 1963. Gaynell was very proud to be a Veteran. He married Laura Adella Guida in Reno, Nevada. They made their home and raised their three children in Scappoose, Oregon living there for 35 years. He worked as a truck driver for the Housing Authority of Portland.
After retirement he and Laura moved to North Powder to be closer to hunting, fishing and camping with family and friends. He belonged to NRA, American Legion, and Baker City Trap Club
His parents, sister, Twila and husband Jack Brissett preceded him in death.
Gaynell is survived by his wife Laura of 52 years; son, Richard Dougherty (Rosalind), daughters, Dorece Gould (Warren) and Brenda Peck (Darrell); 5 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 1 Great-great granddaughter; extended family Jim, Cindy and David Wright.
Anyone wishing to make a donation in his name may do so to the North Powder Rural Fire Dept. Cadet program, 320 E St, North Powder, OR 97867 or Heart and Home Hospice 3370 or Heart and Home 10th St., Baker City, OR 97814. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com