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Obituary for Sarah Maureen Daugherty

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Sarah Maureen Daugherty

September 23, 1975 - September 8, 2015

Riverside- Sarah Maureen Daugherty, age 39, passed away peacefully at home on September 8th, 2015, surrounded by loved ones. She was born to Robert and Maureen Lee on September 23, 1975 in Snoqualmie, WA.


She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.


Sarah married Trent Daugherty on October 3rd, 2008.


A life time fighter of Cystic Fibrosis, Sarah received a gift of life, two beautiful pink lungs from her “Angel Donor” December 1st, 2007.  She celebrated every day following the transplant and a lot of those days family had a hard time keeping up with her!


Sarah was an avid reader and with that and her love for all children, volunteered hundreds of hours at the local schools assisting students with learning.  She had a huge love for animals, especially horses.  At a young age, Sarah had many pets and saved more stray animals than can be counted.  She enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing with her husband.  As often as her health allowed, she was off on some adventure.  Sarah’s favorite getaway place was Flaming Gorge, UT.


She is survived by her daughter; Kaitlyn (Lee) and Matt Loertcher, her son; Calvin and Jamaica Brown; two grandchildren, Zoey and Hunter.  She is also survived by two brothers, two sisters, a large extended family and many friends she considered family.


The family is holding a Life Celebration for Sarah on Saturday, September 19th from 2:00 -4:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah. There will be no viewing but a celebration of her life and accomplishments.


A private entombment ceremony will be held following the celebration for family members that receive a personal invitation over the next couple of days. Sarah has asked that everyone wear bright happy colors to help with the celebratory atmosphere. Come prepared to impart a special memory you share with Sarah. Refreshments will be provided.


Sarah’s family would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their lovely thoughts, prayers, love and condolences.


In lieu of or in addition to flowers, Sarah has asked for donations to be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at


Arrangements under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


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Service Schedule

Service Information

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 - 36th St., , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Born: September 23, 1975
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Hollie Burbank Shepherd posted on 9/18/15

My memories of Sarah are from our teenage years. I looked up to her for her beauty, strength, light, and spirit she brought to every class, meeting, and event she attended. When she was no longer able to attend public school she was missed. Her attendance was noticed and celebrated at church classes and seminary. She always looked and acted older and more mature than others of us the same age. I believe she was! When Kaitlynn was born she was so proud and was the best mother ever! I know that she had said her goal in life was to be able to live long enough to raise her children. She was strong, a fighter, and accomplished what she set out to do! I believe her spirit will continue with the same strength to accomplish much more.


Aunt Joyce and Vickie posted on 9/17/15

So sorry for you loss, just remember she is in a better place. Love you and your family Trent


Sheila Hendrickson Garrick posted on 9/16/15

when I think back to my younger years I think of this family as one of my inspirational families I learned from! Sad to lose such a wonderful angel but now that she's given her wings she can fly and soar above us! My heart goes out to this beautiful family I sent from afar many hugs!


Sheila Hendrickson Garrick posted on 9/16/15

when I think back to my younger years I think of this family as one of my inspirational families I learned from! Sad to lose such a wonderful angel but now that she's given her wings she can fly and soar above us! My heart goes out to this beautiful family I sent from afar many hugs!


Mike & Joan Chadwick posted on 9/15/15

We are so sorry for your loss. Wherever we are we will wear bright cheerful colors for your daughter. Keep celebrating and remembering. Love the Chadwicks


David Whalen posted on 9/14/15

I want to add a couple of thoughts to a post I put on fb last week. "My tough little redheaded niece lost her lifelong fight with cystic fibrosis tonight. She lived a short life by our standards and a long life by CF standards. She got to be a mom and grandma in that shortened life. Her legacy is sure and her place will be held by fond memories as the sadness of her loss is replaced by the memories that will bring a smile to all who loved her." Children with Chronic diseases have an incredible sense of reality. Sarah was always driven and it seemed that she wasn't going to miss out on anything despite always having a knowledge that her life would more than likely be shortened. She lived, she fought to live, she lived for the life she was given---although she had much to complain about she lived without complaining about the life she was living. It just wasn't her nature, she just seemed happy to be alive. When compared to the ingratitude that I have been so easily drawn to, there is a lesson here. Nobody knows the amount of time we have and the lesson should be to live like Sarah, just grateful to be living another day. The plan of our Great Creator is to give us a few years down here, see what we do with it, then bring us back and check our accountability so he can continue to bless those that loved him----- more than that, bless those that loved the fellow travelers he sent to share the same space and time. We can take a lesson from Sarah for treating all of us with kindness and love. Sorrow is proof of love, of being loved, and having loved ones who will never forget you. It would be much more tragic if death had no mourning, no sorrow, no loss. The beatitude, "blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted" means that we who remain are promised comfort. The sorrow we feel will shortly be replaced with fond memories, smiles, some more tears, and acceptance that someone bigger than us is in charge. I'd say "God bless you Sarah", but I am certain that has already happened, so I will close with, "God bless all of us that Loved Sarah" Our sorrow is proof that you were loved. May we find comfort.