Mary Daughety

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Mary Margaret Daughety LINDENMary M. Daughety, 73, of Linden, died Thursday, January 8, 2009, in Beacon Hospice: Margarets House, Longview, Texas. Services will be at 2:00 P.M., Monday, January 12, 2009, at First Baptist Church of Linden with Pastor Jackie Stanfield and Reverend Jake Morphew officiating. Burial in Linden Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home, Inc. Visitation will be from 6 to 8:00 P.M. on Sunday, January 11, 2009. Born November 4, 1935 in Linden to W.S. and Willie Ruth Nelson Daughety. Educated at North Texas State University in Denton, undergraduate and Masters Degree in Education. She was a first grade school teacher in Longview for 4 years; three years as a civilian teacher for Air Force in Newfoundland, England, and France; Richardson ISD for twenty-three years. She received the Ross Perot Excellence in Teaching Award; recently awarded 2008 Citizen of the Year for the City of Linden; member of the Cass County Retired School Employees Association and longtime member of First Baptist Church in Linden. She is survived by a brother, Dr. Jewel S. Daughety and wife, Rose, Richardson, Texas; sister, Betty Radford and husband, Dr. Lee Radford, Dallas; nieces, Susan Radford, Plano; Anne Daughety Dethrow and husband, Brian, Dallas; Lisa Radford Fearing and husband, Kirk, Nacogdoches; nephews, Michael Radford and wife Maria Elena, Dallas; John Nelson Daughety and wife, Carly, Dallas; special friend, Betty Singleton, Linden; cousins, Charles Nelson and wife, Judy; Louis Goddard and wife, Lucille; Jo Cates; Pauline Gregory; and Frances Wolfe; numerous great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Pallbearers will be Michael Radford, John Daughety, Kirk Fearing, Brian Dethrow, Dr. Bob Graves and Bob Ford. Honorary pallbearers include Jake Morphew, Joe Wells Lovelace, H.L. Foster, Thomas Ford, Lawrence Coyne, and Rick McMinn and Rodney Love. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 179, Linden, TX 75563; Cass County Retired School Employees Association (CCRSEA), P.O. Box 1462, Linden, TX 75563; Linden Senior Citizen Account, First National Bank of Linden, P.O. 546, Linden, TX 75563; or Linden Cemetery Association P.O. Box 863, Linden, TX 75563. An online guestbook may be signed at

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  1. I know I can say this for all three (Kelly, Trey, and Emily) of us, she was one of our favorite teachers in school. She was such an inspiration and have thought of her so often threw the years. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

  2. You were a wonderful friend and such an entertaining storyteller. You will be missed.Mary Ruth PopeDianne PopeRichardson, TX

  3. I have such good memories of our association as faculty members of Skyview Elementary. May the soul of Mary rest in peace.Blessings,Linda Cox

  4. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Mary's family and her many close friends. I never met her in person but felt like I knew her pretty well from the correspondence we had. She was a real inspiration to me with her always positive outlook and bravery. May God bless and comfort all of you.

  5. The teachers, parents, and students at Skyview Elementary loved Mary. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be missed.

  6. I will always remember Mary and her wonderful, happy personality. My thought and prayers are extended to her family at this time.

  7. I will always remember Mary with deep affection. Despite her illnesses, she always found a way to see the humor in life. I'll miss her.

  8. Mary,I feel very blessed to have known you through all our school years. God has choosen one of his owen, and I look forward to seeing once again some great day when we will not have to hurt any more.

  9. I pray you will find PEACE and comfort through our Lord Jesus Christ during this time of loss. Shirley Hargett

  10. Occasions such these cause us always to remember that this is not a time to say "Goodbye", but rather to say, "Good Night, and we'll see you in the morning."

  11. Mary was a very special lady to everyone in Linden. We will always be grateful for her contributions to the community especially the new Linden Senior Citizens Center. God bless you all.

  12. Mary was such a good friend, always happy and kind, had a good word for others, easy to get along with, enjoyed life and those she came in contact with. She will be greatly missed.I taught with her in Richardson, TX, at Greenwood Hills Elementary.

  13. I was blessed to have Ms. Daughety as my first grade teacher for the 1978-1979 school year at Skyview.She was an incredible teacher and human being. We can all hope to have the incredible positive impact on others as a wonderful teacher. Her life should be an inspiration to all.When I heard through my parents that she had left our world and that her soul has moved onto the next chapter, it made me realize how the circle of life continues. My daughter is now in first grade and the circle of life continues.God Bless you Ms. Daughety. You will be missed but never forgotten.Gavin Scruggs

  14. When I think of Mary, I also think of Paul and his letter to Timothy. Even at the end of his course, he like Mary was giving (wisdom) to the next generation. I had the pleasure of meeting Mary the last 4 years of her life. What she taught me was that there is more to the journey than there is to the destination. Oh! The stories she shared! What a sense of humor! She was one that SINCERLY cared for those that crossed her path-not only in words, but in kind deeds. Mary also taught us all a lesson in dying. About a month ago, I had to have THE talk with her about her transition to Glory. She said with a big smile that she was OK, but was really concerned about her family/close friends. For the past several months, there were times when I thought-well this is her last day and the next week-here comes Mary-bright eyed and smiling big!! We all need a tad of the fight and will to live that Mary had in her. To Dr. "Naughty Daughty" 🙂 and the Bettys- you all were the best support system a person could have!! Mary, may you have eternal rest and know that your dash- made a difference in the lives of many.

  15. Few people have the ability to impact our lives in such a warm, deep way. Mary was one of those few! We still have such wonderful memories of her loving methods of dealing with those kids lucky enough to be in her first grade class at Skyview elementary school. We felt so blessed that our son, Gavin, was fortunate enough to have her as his first grade teacher. Her quiet, loving voice made a profound statement every time she talked with the kids. What a legacy she leaves to all the children and parents who knew and loved her.Jody & Pick Scruggs

  16. Please accept my condolences for the passing of this wonderful woman. She was my first grade teacher at Skyview Elementary and set the bar very high for the rest of my teachers! I am still best friends with girls I met in her class and I'm so thankful for her and how she encouraged us to make such special friends. May God be with you all in your time of sorrow and may all your memories warm your heart! Lori Fiedler Montgomery

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