THE SENTINAL                                                                       Wednesday, October 21, 1998

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R.B. "ROBERT" DOUGHTEN

  CHINOOK - R.B. "Robert" Doughten, 86, of Chinook, died of natural causes enroute to a Havre hospital Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998.

  Doughten was born Sept. 4, 1912, in Valentine, Neb., to Robert D. and Della Doughten. The family moved to Missouri when he was a baby and he attended schools at Birch Tree, Mo.

  He hauled produce in Missouri before going to Chicago and playing semi-pro basketball and hockey.

  Doughten moved to Chinook in 1936 and worked at topping beets and then purchased a building to start a service station. For more than 30 years Doughten managed the Chinook Farmers Union Oil Co. and also was a partner with his brothers A.F. "Punch" and Leon Doughten in Doughten Ford. He retired from the dealertship in 1990.

  June 1, 1938, in Havre he married Pauline Bilger.

  Doughten served on the Chinook School Board for 12  years and was a trustee of the United Methodist Church for many years.

  He enjoyed boating, fishing, and his cabin on Flathead Lake.

  Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Stam and Laura Rigg; a son, Richard Doughten, and a brother, Leon Doughten, all of Chinook, a sister, Eva Severson of Havre; seven grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pauline in July; and one son, David in 1990.

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THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION                                 Wednesday, October 21, 1998

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R.B. "ROBERT" DOUGHTEN

  R.B. "Robert" Doughten, 86, died of natural causes in route to a the Northern Montana Hospital in Havre, on October 14, 1998. Funeral services were held Monday, October 9, 1998, at 11:00 a.m. in the United Methodist Church in Chinook and burial followed in the Kuper Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the church or to one's choice. Arrangements were by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

  Bob was born September 4, 1912, in Valentine, Neb., to Robert D. and Della Doughten. The family moved to Missouri when he was a baby and he attended schools at Birch Tree, MO, graduating from Birch Tree High School. He hauled produce in Missouri before going to Chicago and playing semi-pro basketball and hockey.

  In 1936 he came to Chinook and worked at topping beets and then purchased a building to start a service station. On June 1, 1938, he married Pauline Bilger in Havre. They lived out their lives in Chinook and raised their four children here.

  For over 30 years Bob managed the Chinook Farmers Union Oil Co. and  was a partner with his brothers, A.F. "Punch" and Leon Doughten in  Ford Motor dealership which known as Doughten Ford. He retired from the dealertship in 1990.

  For 12 years he served on the Chinook School Board and was a trustee of the United Methodist Church for many years.  He enjoyed boating, fishing, and being at his cabin on Flathead Lake.

  Survivors include two daughters, Beverly and her husband Ken Stam and Laurie and her husband Neal Rigg all of Chinook; one son, Richard "Dick" and his wife Nancy Doughten of Chinook, one brother, Leon Doughten, of Chinook, one sister, Eva Severson of Havre; seven grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pauline in July of 1998; and one son, David in 1990.

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