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In Memory of

Donna Marie Daugherty

December 7, 1939 - August 4, 2017

Obituary


Donna Marie (Smart) Daugherty , a longtime resident of Riverside and Claremont, has left us to be with the Lord. Donna was a bright spirit that continues to shine within all she touched. Donna, age 77, was born in Mangum, OK on Dec 7th, 1939, and passed Aug 4th in Montclair. Donna graduated from Edmond High School in Edmond, OK in 1957. She attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO where she met her first love of her life Richard Allen Shaw. After Richard graduated, they married and moved to Riverside, CA in...

Donna Marie (Smart) Daugherty , a longtime resident of Riverside and Claremont, has left us to be with the Lord. Donna was a bright spirit that continues to shine within all she touched. Donna, age 77, was born in Mangum, OK on Dec 7th, 1939, and passed Aug 4th in Montclair. Donna graduated from Edmond High School in Edmond, OK in 1957. She attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO where she met her first love of her life Richard Allen Shaw. After Richard graduated, they married and moved to Riverside, CA in 1960. Donna continued with her education at Long Beach State where she received a bachelor's in Business Administration. Richard and Donna had three boys, Greg, Mark, and Jeff Shaw. Donna worked for 36 yrs., starting in the Riverside Unified School District offices, and retired from University of California Riverside in 2002 where she worked in the Air Pollution Research and Biomedical Science departments as a grant project planner and accountant. Richard and Donna were avid campers, and 4 wheelers, where they enjoyed many trips over the years as members of the local Riverside Rough Riders. She became a sports lover and fan as she supported her boy's athletic endeavors as they were growing up. She was an avid bowler and loved her music, and dancing.

The second love of her life Olen (Joe) Daugherty came into her life in 1998 through a mutual interest in square dancing at Cowtown USA in Woodcrest. They were paired together and were inseparable from then on. They were married in 2000, and moved to Upland in 2001 and later to Claremont. Donna and Joe loved travel, traveling all over the US, Europe, and Mexico over the past 19 years. Donna was a member of the El Riva Court 102 of ladies' Oriental Shriners where she served in different capacities, including High Priestess, and touched many lives along with Joe as volunteers at Shriners Hospitals and other Southern California events. Donna is predeceased by her first husband Richard Shaw, brother Donald Smart, and parents Jake and Evelyn Smart, and stepmother Virgie Smart. Donna is survived by her husband Joe, her three sons, Greg (Genia) Shaw, Mark (Dina) Shaw, Jeff (Sonya) Shaw, and fourteen grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is loved by all and will be truly missed.

Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday Aug 22nd at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 877 N. Campus Ave Upland, CA 91786. Immediately after the Service, there will be a reception at Upland Meadows Mobile Home Park clubhouse at 929 E. Foothill Blvd. Upland, CA 91786