Ermin Alta Daugherty Napier © Cheyenne Star 09 Jan 2003 Submitted by: Wanda Purcell
Ermin Alta Daugherty Napier, 89, former Cheyenne resident, passed away on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2002.
She was the daughter of one of the "Old Settlers," John Lee Daugherty and Ada Anne Snider Daugherty.
Ermin was born on a farm near Clinton on December 29, 1913.
She later moved to Strong City and then to Cheyenne, where she graduated with from high school in 1931 with honors. She later attended Hill's Business College in Oklahoma City, then moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma where she worked as a legal secretary until marrying Saline Napier in 1939.
They lived in various locations during World War II including Marietta, Georgia. After the war they moved back to Oklahoma where they lived until 1947 when they moved to Alice, Texas. They resided there for four years, and then moved to Corpus Christi, where they lived for ten years. They finally settled in Austin in 1963 where they resided until their deaths.
Ermin was preceded in death by her husband, Saline "Sam" Napier; her parents, John and Ada Daugherty; and her brother, John Robert Daugherty.
She is survived by her sisters, Lillian Combs of Grass Valley, California; and Helen Ward of Wichita, Kansas; brother, Robert E. Daugherty of Stillwater, Oklahoma; daughter, Bette Pritchett of Round Rock, Texas; son, Warren Napier and wife Patsy of Austin; grandsons, James Pritchett and wife Christy of Garland, Texas; John Kirby of Sanger, Texas; Scott Napier of Jacksonvile, Florida; Philip Napier of Austin; Ross Flowers of Austin; granddaughters Lesley Napier of St. Augustine, Florida; and Natalie Flowers of Taylor, Texas; several cousins, nieces and nephews; many great nieces and nephews; and two great-great nieces and nephews; as well as numerous friends.
Burial in Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery in Austin, Texas.
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