Carl Edward Doughman – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force

From a contemporary press report:

Carl Edward Doughman, 83, a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and Arlington community volunteer, died of respiratory failure August 2, 2003, at Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington. He had diabetes and had suffered a stroke.

Colonel Doughman, a resident of Arlington, Virginia, retired from the Air Force in 1970 after 28 years of military service, including duty in Japan, Britain and Germany and various postings in the United States. He settled in the Washington area in 1964.

Colonel Doughman was a native of Jackson Center, Pennsylvania.

For 30 years, he was a member of the committee of management of the Arlington YMCA, where he helped run the annual fundraising campaign. In 1991 and 1992, he was president of the Kiwanis Club of Arlington.

He was a Boy Scout and Cub Scout leader and had received the Silver Beaver Award, Scouting’s highest award for adults.

He was a member of Cherrydale United Methodist Church in Arlington.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Bettie M. Doughman of Arlington; four children, Sue Eucker of Grandview, Washington, Diana Lee Connally of Woodbridge, Gary W. Doughman of Silver Spring and Scott L. Doughman of Womelsdorf, Pa.; a brother; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A son, Carl E. Doughman II, died in 1975.


Of Arlington, Virginia, passed on August 2, 2003. He was a member of Cherrydale United Methodist Church. Predeceased by his mother, Velma M. Doughman (Roberts); also by one son, Carl E. Doughman, II. He is survived by his wife, Bettie M. Doughman of 60 years; two sons, Gary W. and Scott L. Doughman; two daughter, Sue Eucker and Diana Lee Connally; one brother, Harry Doughman; 10 grandchildren, Sherrie James, Michele Hedrick, Christine and Sean Connally, Lynaya McCallum, Rich Euckert, Kim Dowdy, Rochelle Ketzemberg, Emma and Jake Doughman; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Cherrydale United Methodist Church, 3701 Lorcum Lane., Arlington, Virginia, Wednesday, August 6 at 11 a.m. Rev. Larry Buxton, officiating. Interment will follow at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1211 Connecticut Ave., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036 in memory of Carl E. Doughman.

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