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Steven Gary Doughty

February 16, 1947 — August 17, 2021

Mr. Steven Gary Doughty, 74, completed his earthly journey on July 24, 2021 while at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC. He was born on February 16, 1947 in Altus, OK and was the first son of Horace Harold and Velma Kendall Doughty. Steve was Class President and Valedictorian of his 1965 graduating class of Altus High School. He went on to get a Bachelor of Science in Math (Phi Beta Kappa) and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK.

Steve married Cecile (Ince) on January 31, 1970. After graduation they moved to the San Francisco, CA area for a few years before moving to Plano, TX where he lived for more than three decades. Steve worked for more than 30 years as a Senior Systems Architect for EDS, Hogan Systems, and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in the Dallas, TX area. After he retired from CSC he was tapped to work on the team that integrated Wachovia Bank into Wells Fargo Bank. Steve retired permanently in 2012 when the project was complete.

Steve is survived by his first wife of 37 years, Cecile; his son, Gary and daughter-in-law, Cara Doughty of Houston, TX; his son, Mark and daughter-in-law, Lauren Doughty of Houston, TX; six grandchildren of Houston, TX: Ryan Doughty, Nora Doughty, Landon Doughty, Blake Doughty, Josh Doughty, and Luke Doughty; his brother, Paul and sister-in-law, Jane Doughty of Edmond, OK; his niece, Kendall Doughty of Edmond, OK; his grandniece, Madison Shelby May of Edmond, OK; and his grandnephew, John Braydan Woods of Altus, OK.

Steve married his current wife, Dianne Craft Doughty in November of 2007 in Altus, OK. They both lived in North Texas for many years, and split their time between there and Atenas, Costa Rica for 10 years. They moved to Colfax, NC in December of 2018. Dianne has three children, son, Patrick Russo, of Amityville, NY; daughter, Alana and husband, Paul Hernandez of Summerfield, NC; and daughter, Lea Thompson and husband, Chris Dempsey of Lee, NH. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Alyssa Hernandez and Sophia Hernandez of Summerfield, NC, and Chloe Thompson, Jordan Thompson, and Brooke Thompson of Lee, NH.

A Celebration of Life will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at the Centennial Memorial Chapel, 2400 Falcon Road, Altus, OK with Rev. Margie Van Oostrum officiating. The Doughty family will greet friends and family at a reception following the service (location TBT).

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Dr., Altus, OK 73521-2600. Online tributes may be made at
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Celebration of Life

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Centennial Memorial at Altus City Cemetery

2400 Falcon Road, Altus, OK 73521

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