Margaret Rose Greenvald Doughty

28 September 1931 - 27 January 2023

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Margaret Rose Greenvald Doughty was born on September 28, 1931, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Luis and Mary Anna Wells Greenvald. When she was approximately one year old, the family moved from the city to their farm in Caddo County, Oklahoma. The family lived there for about five years until Margaret was six or seven. At that time, she and her family moved to the Disney area in Oklahoma, where they resided for another five years. When Margaret was twelve years old, she and her younger sister, Malka, were placed into the state foster care system after being abandoned by their mother and left in the care of their aging father, who could not provide adequate care for the children. The girls were fortunate to be placed together in a nice home on Grand Lake in Delaware County, Oklahoma. At the age of twelve, Margaret entered Grove High School as a freshman, where she graduated at 16. While a student there, she was very active in school plays, cheerleading, and other activities. After graduation, Margaret entered Northeastern State College in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Her college studies were cut short when she contracted Polio.

Following her recovery, Margaret returned home, and a short time later, she met her future husband, Floyd Glen Doughty, a recent graduate of Northeastern Oklahoma Junior College in Miami, Oklahoma. Floyd had just entered military service in the US Army. After a short courtship, the couple was married on December 23, 1950. Following his discharge from the service, the couple settled in Tulsa and later to Pryor, Oklahoma, where they were blessed with their two sons, Scott, and Phillip. In 1963, the family relocated abroad to Saudi Arabia, where Floyd was employed by the Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO). The family lived in Saudi Arabia until repatriating to the Houston area in 1977. The family resided in Houston until Floyd's death in 1989. Margaret then relocated back to Oklahoma. She lived in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, until 2005, when she returned to Texas to be closer to her children. She lived in Huntsville, Texas, until her death on January 27, 2023, at the age of 91.

Margaret was an active member of the First Christian Church in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Huntsville, Texas. She was also an active member of the Eastern Star and volunteered for various ministries within her church. During her lifetime, Margaret held multiple positions of employment. Still, she was most proud of her time as a ward/unit clerk at the Aramco hospital in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Margaret is survived by her sister, Malka Hayes. Her two sons, Scott, and wife Lisa, who reside in Houston, and Phillip, and partner Cheryl, who reside in Huntsville, along with their families: Grandchildren, Jerod Scott Doughty (wife Michelle), Alyssa Rose Jackson (husband Bryan), and Kathryn Chae Drost (husband Brent) and great-grandchildren, Anakin Doughty, Damien Doughty, Allison Rose Jackson, McKenzie Larue Jackson, Lincoln Ryan Goolsby, Rowan Bonner Drost and Eden Pearl Drost.

To say that Margaret had a challenging life is an understatement, but you would never have known it. She was a dedicated wife and mother who loved her family, church, and God. She loved, was loved, and will be missed.

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