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It's all about saying goodbye.
Velma Mae Daugherty
May 24, 1938 - February 15, 2021

Place of Birth: Altamont, KS
Residence: Arnegard, ND
Age: 82

Velma Mae Wilkinson was born on May 24, 1938, the first child Born to Stella May (Shastid) and William “Louis” Wilkinson on the farm in Altamont, Kansas. Her Grandma Joyce was there, it was raining and her dad had to hook up the team of horses to go out and pull Dr. Jones out of the ditch to get to the house. They moved to Parson, KS when her dad went to work at the ice plant delivering ice in town. She started kindergarten in Parsons, KS.
After her dad got out of the Army, he worked in the oilfield building oil tanks. They transferred to Great Bend, KS when she was in second grade. The year she was a freshman, they were transferred to Merino, CO where she graduated from Merino High School.
Velma married Dan Daugherty August 13, 1957. They lived on the Daugherty farm in Merino and had their first child, Sharon Kay on March 26, 1958. Then moved to Dan’s first job at a gas plant in Leader, CO, a month before Carol May was born, September 14, 1959. They lived there a year and a half before moving to Lone Tree Gas Plant, between Upton and Newcastle, WY. Kevin Dan was born on May 13, 1965. Velma absolutely loved taking the kids to walk the roads and hills in that area. Oh, the stories she would tell about those hikes!
In 1968, they moved to Moorcroft, WY, to a homestead on the Belle Fourche River. Mom made where ever she lived home; many hours were spent quilting, sewing, gardening, and canning. The family was always on the river whether it was swimming or ice skating. Many evenings were spent barbecuing and roasting marshmallows on an open fire pit.
In 1973, the gas plant moved to Arnegard, ND, along with all the employees. Her green thumb turned the gumbo ground into a beautiful yard, garden, and flower beds. Velma loved being outside; whether it was working in her garden, working with her flowers, or simply sitting in the sun, she was happy. She made fresh homemade cookies every day after school or her famous mayonnaise cake!
Velma loved sewing and she also made sure her kids and grandkids knew how to as well. She sewed baby clothes and blankets, school clothes, prom & wedding dresses, and quilts. Not a kid in the country went without a Velma Daugherty crocheted or knitted blanket.
She and Dan went on many long trips. She loved going to Yellowstone National Park and the Black Hills. Velma always had projects of her handwork going as they traveled to Colorado and Missouri when visiting family.
Around 2011 Velma’s health started declining including her fight with Parkinson’s Disease. But as we all know Velma was a tough fighter and survived many health challenges.
December of 2019, Velma went to live at the Good Shepherd Home in Watford City. Her family is grateful for the Nurses and CNA’s who loved her as their own Grandma. It broke her family’s hearts to not be able to visit as often as they as they wanted to, due to COVID-19. We were blessed to spend six days at the hospital, where she assured her family she had Jesus in her heart. Velma passed surrounded by her loving family and special friends, at McKenzie County Hospital.
Velma is leaving behind her Husband Dan Daugherty of Arnegard, ND. Children: Sharon Ceynar and Husband Bill of Arnegard, ND, Carol Sanford and Husband Kenny of Watford City, ND. Grandchildren: Jami Novodvorsky and Husband Shane of Douglas, ND, Laci Cargo and Husband Seth of Arnegard, ND, Cody Ceynar and Wife Janelle of Watford City, ND, Amy Polivka and Husband Nick of Watford City, ND, Melony Douglas and Husband James of Sheridan, WY, and Rory Sanford and Fiancé Lisa of Watford City, ND. Great-Grandchildren: Tate and Miranda Novodvorsky, Dylon Cargo, Trey, Camden, Blake, and Weston Polivka, Zooey Douglas, Tucker and Kooper Sanford, who loved her beyond measure. Sisters: Wilma Hamilton of Harrison, AR, Dianna Evans and Husband Jerry of Fairview, MO, Lorraine Johnson and Husband Ernie of Ringold, GA.
Velma was preceded in death by her parents, her Son, Kevin, her Brothers, Louis, James, Martin, Jay, and her Sister, Joy.


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Cindy Geiger (WATFORD CITY, ND)
Feb 16, 2021
My deepest condolences for all of you, Velma was the sweetest lady. She may now rest free of any pain and discomforts. Hugs and prayers to you
Sarah Skarda (Watford City, ND)
Feb 16, 2021
Dan, Carol, Sharon and entire family, I am SO very sorry to hear of Velma’s passing. We will miss her so much. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!
Tracy pride (TANEYVILLe, Mo)
Feb 17, 2021
Sorry for your loss Aunt Velma was a very loving lady.
Linda Melland (Watford City, ND)
Feb 18, 2021
All our Love and Sympathy in the loss of
one of God's very Best....prayers and love to
all of Velma's Family....Gary and Linda Melland
Ashleigh Lilly (Watford City , ND)
Feb 18, 2021
I will never forget Velma! I'm going to miss her terribly! Thinking of you Dan, Carol, Sharon, and all other family
Margaret Renbarger
Feb 19, 2021
My sympathies to all of you. Velma was such a sweetheart! May the memories you have give you strength in the days to come. God bless.
Ray & Diann Unterseher (Watford City, North Dakota)
Feb 20, 2021
To Sharon, Bill and Family. Please know we are sad for he Loss of your Mother Grandmother. It is so hard to loose our parents. Please know we are praying for God’s closeness Especially at this time.
Adrian and Linda Hanson (Kenmare, ND)
Feb 21, 2021
Our sincerest sympathies in your loss. We will always remember Velma with love and good memories. Such a nice person.
Cathy Wilkinson (Gillette, WY)
Feb 21, 2021
Dan, Sharon, Carol and families. I'm so sorry for your loss. Velma had a beautiful soul and a kind heart. She was so talented in everything she undertook. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ken and Eadie Bowen (Sheridan , WYO)
Feb 21, 2021
We are keeping all of you in our Prayers. So very sorry, may God comfort you during this difficult time. Ken and Eadie Bowen
Jim Schwartz. (Dickinson, ND)
Feb 22, 2021
Dan Sharon Carole and families.

Just found out about your mom’s passing and want to send sympathies to you all. I haven’t seen any of you for a long time but certainly remember you all from picture sessions for the family and senior pictures and wedding pictures!

Becky and I will certainly keep you folks in our prayers. May God sustain you and give you His peace.

Jim & Becky Schwartz
Annette Beard (WATFORD CITY, ND)
Feb 22, 2021
So sorry for your loss.
Cheryl andMike (Lebanon, MO)
Feb 23, 2021
To all of my beloved family and friends:
We are so sorry for your loss. Aunt Velma will be very missed. Her grace and poise was an example for us all to emulate. She was by far one of the most courageous and wise woman we will ever know. Until we meet again all our love, Cheryl and Mike
Lynn (Heiser) Meuchel (Williston, ND)
Feb 24, 2021
So sorry to hear of Velma's passing. I have very fond memories of her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the Daugherty family. Hugs to all of you.
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