Connie left this adventure known as life for the calm of the great beyond, on Wednesday the 6th of November at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, where she was attended by friends and family.
Connie was born on May 8, 1938 to Darlene Jeanette (Jean) and Lionel VaNae Ott in Hutchison, Kansas. She spent the majority of her youth growing up in California, having many adventures. She worked a number of jobs, from working at a radio station promoting bands, lacing shoes in an assembly line, selling Suzuki Motorcycles and even a stint in college with aspirations to be a park ranger.
After visiting her mother in Alaska, Connie took a leap and moved up to Alaska with her dear friend Neal Kutchens and worked on the Alaska Pipeline.
Together they carved out a piece of the wilderness where she then made her home, caring for numerous horses and dogs throughout the years.
Connie then worked over 20 years at the Delta Greely School District in various functions,band being active in the union, helped ensure that schoolnsupport staff were able to obtain benefits from the State of Alaska. She also volunteered for, and later ran, the Delta Rescue Squad, serving the community through practice and in teaching others to become EMT’s and ETT’s.
Her biggest accomplishment and source of joy was in raising her “son” and dearest friend. Timothy Mark Ott Huebscher. Tim’s biggest gift to Connie was his daughter Harleigh, who provided Connie with many hours of joy and love.
She is survived by her mother, Jean Daugherty, brothers David Daugherty and Thomas Daugherty, sister Didema Daugherty (all of Anchorage), son Timothy Huebscher and granddaughter Harleigh in Delta Jct. She held a special place in her heart for her two faithful furry companions Lucy and Shandy.
A celebration of remembrance and potluck will be held at the Delta Community Center on Sunday, November 17th at 2PM. The family has requested her friends bring stories and a dish to share.