Angel-Sleeping

Charles Duane Dougherty

February 18, 1938 ~ April 27, 2022 (age 84)

Obituary

Charles, “Charlie”, Duane Dougherty passed away peacefully and unexpectedly at St. Charles Hospital in Bend on April 27, 2022 at the age of 84.  His wife, Virginia, and his three sons, Mike, Rob and Kit were by his side.

 

Charles was born the oldest of 4 children to Charles “Chuck” and Doris Dougherty on February 18, 1938, in Loveland, Colorado. His family moved to Klamath Falls, Oregon when he was very young.  He attended Klamath Union High School where he graduated in 1956, and where he met the love of his life, Virginia Walkley. The two were married on December 28, 1958.

 

Charles developed a passion for the outdoors as a young man, and dreamed of a career in Fish and Game with the Oregon State Police. As soon as he turned 21 years old that dream became a reality. He and Virginia moved to Ontario, Oregon where their three sons were born. His career with the Oregon State Police led him next to Pendleton, Oregon, then to Baker City, Oregon, and eventually to State Police Headquarters in Salem, Oregon.  His innate ability to relate to others created many lifelong friendships with other law enforcement officers and members of the communities in which he served. 

 

In 1979, always looking for a challenge, Charles became a partner in Century 21 Baker City Realty and in 1985 he purchased Southside Market & Deli in Madras, Oregon. He and Virginia moved to Culver, Oregon. For the next 10 years, while their home was and still is in Culver, they operated the Market and Virginia taught school in Madras.  After selling the Market, Charles returned to Real Estate eventually owning RE/MAX Land & Homes Real Estate in Redmond, Oregon. He retired from Real Estate in February, 2021.

 

Charles enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping, and together with family and friends created years of memories in the outdoor excursions that live on today in stories told and retold, many of them not suitable to publish, but hilarious. He loved running and ran many marathons in his younger years. He also loved to read and would discuss authors and stories and exchange books with friends and family. He attended St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Madras, Oregon. 

 

Charles lives on through his loving family- his wife of over 63 years, Virginia, of Culver, Oregon; his three sons: Michael of Culver, Oregon, Robert (wife Joy), of Tualatin, Oregon, and Christopher “Kit” (wife Kelly) of Baker City, Oregon. He loved and was so proud of his 8 grandchildren: Jessica (husband Chris), Megan, Chelsie, Delaney, Kailey, Jace , Emily (fiancée’ Majed), and Rebecca “Becca”; and his great- grandchildren: Brennan, Jasmine, and Rylee: his sister Sharron (husband Cletis) and many special nieces & nephews.

 

A Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Madras, Oregon at 10AM on May 21, 2022 with the Rosary at 9:30AM. In lieu of flowers, Charles’s family would like donations to be made to Knights of Columbus Ukraine Relief Fund (website address: kofc.org/Ukraine)

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Services

Recitation of the Rosary
Saturday
May 21, 2022

9:30 AM
ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH
MADISON STREET
MADRAS, OR 97741
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Funeral Mass
Saturday
May 21, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH
MADISON STREET
MADRAS, OR 97741
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