Hazel Dougherty passed away

Kingsport, TN(Zone 6b)

I was so sad to read on the AHS robin that Hazel Dougherty passed away. I got to meet her husband Everett at our regional last summer. I was amazed to see all the gorgeous daylilies they have introduced besides AUTUMN WOOD, the one they are most famous for. Here is the post made by their good friend laura Reister as it appeared on the robin.

Date: Sat, 5 May 2007 09:23:59 -0700
From: riesterl
Subject: Sad News - Hazel Dougherty

From Laura Riester, Powell, TN

Dear Daylily Friends,
It is with great sadness that I have been asked to let all of you know that today, Saturday morning, around 6:30 a.m. Hazel Dougherty - noted hybridizer, passed away at Hillcrest Hospice in Knoxville.
Everett Dougherty is presently at:
Lake Brook Assisted Living
2820 Lake Brook Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37909
Telephone: 865-687-1321, Extension 3330 Room L120 Funeral plans are not yet complete but are tentatively scheduled for Monday evening at Weaver Funeral Home on Western Avenue, Knoxville.
I have been privileged to know the Doughertys and enjoy their friendship for a number of years now.

Laura Riester

Moss Point, MS(Zone 8b)

A sad situation but she leaves such a tremendous legacy. I will honor her and other great ones by growing and loving their plants.

Brown City, MI(Zone 5a)

I grow AUTUMN WOOD and will think of her this summer when I walk past it.

Jamestown, KY(Zone 6a)

thanks for posting.

Lewisburg, KY(Zone 6a)

So sad to hear about her passing away. She introduced some beautiful daylilies. She will be missed in the daylily world.

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