David Jon Doughty

David Jon Doughty

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David Jon Doughty, 77, of Creve Coeur, MO passed away March 15, 2019 at Missouri Baptist Hospital. David was born March 2, 1942, in Denver, CO to Leonard and Delorus Doughty. He attended Saint Louis University and graduated with masters in Divinity & Numbers and English. Ordained a Jesuit in 1973, he travelled to Belize to support missionary work. Hearing a different call from God, David married Alex Jonch on October 27, 1978. David then worked at DeSmet Jesuit High School in many roles over his 30+ year career, retiring as Associate Principal in 2009. David is survived by his wife; daughter Bridget Anne Doughty; daughter Susan Joan Doughty, son-in-law Niles Callanan, and grandchildren Aria and Jack of Massachusetts; son David Jon Doughty II and wife Katherine Doughty of Maryland; sister Joan Doughty of Colorado; and sister Janet and brother in law William Lange of Colorado. David was preceded in death by his parents and mother-in-law Cecilia Jonch. Memorial mass will be held 12:00 PM March 23rd 2019 at Fr. Boian Chapel at DeSmet Jesuit High School followed by a reception in the cafeteria. In leiu of flowers, the family requests donations in Dave’s name to the Belize 2020 fund at connect.jesuitscentralsouthern.org/donate.

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  1. Felicie van de riet says:

    God’s blessings to a truly wonderful man. Praying for Dave and his family.

  2. Marcus Martinez says:

    My condolence to Dave Doughty’s Family upon his passing. I had served with Dave
    when he was a scholastic in Jesuit Order at St Johns College in Belize. Let not your hearts be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. John 14:1-3
    May my good friend rest in peace.

    Marcus Martinez

  3. Dora C Cuddihee says:


    Dave is now in the comfort of God’s arms.

    You and your Family are in our hearts and in our prayers.

    Dora and Christopher Cuddihee

  4. Fred Kramer says:

    I remember working closely with Dave as he was Dean of Students and Assistant Principal. He was truly dedicated to the work of organizing, disciplining, and seeing that difficult, time-consuming tasks were accomplished with speed and efficiency. He had a resounding, hearty laugh – and more importantly, a big heart for staff. May your family be consoled that he lived a full life imbued with DeSmet’s’ motto: A MAN FOR OTHERS.

  5. Carol Kramer says:

    Dave was always cordial and friendly to me whenever I attended social functions at DeSmet. He was a true, hard worker for young men in the Jesuit Tradition.

  6. Merilyn says:

    We’ve lost a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother & friend but Heaven has gained another angel. May God comfort Alex and family during this time of sorrow. Praying for you all❤️🙏. May David’s soul Rest In Peace and rise in Glory🙏

  7. Jacqueline Jonch says:

    Dear Aunt Alex
    My condolences for you and my cousins.
    I know it’s a sad moment for all the family,however we must me strong.
    Uncle David was a extraordinary human being.
    I thank God to have you all in my life wen I was a child, I remember only good moments.
    Please keep him always in your thoughts and heart, as I will.
    I love you Tia Alex.
    Warm regards

  8. Jim Concannon says:

    I was a student (class of 82) at the time Mr Doughty was at DeSmet, and I am sorry to hear this news of his passing. Please accept my condolences and know that I will pray for Mr. Doughty and his family at this time. Its funny I still have to call him Mr Doughty instead of David after all these years. He will always be Mr. Doughty to me. Respectfully Jim Concannon (’82).

  9. Paul Riat says:

    I was “JUG King” my freshman year, and on disciplinary probation for most of my time at De Smet. Mr. Doughty helped me through a troubled time, with heavy doses of discipline followed by forgiveness.. He made it clear to me that I was not a bad kid, but that I made poor choices. Without his help and advocacy, I would not have graduated, or grown into the loving child of God that I eventually became. I owe this man, personally, and have tried to live up to his example. Before he retired, when I was teaching, I visited him several times to let him know, and I am glad I did. He was too humble to accept any credit for the fundamental work he did with me. He leaves huge shoes and the world is less with his passing. My condolences to his family and friends.
    Paul Riat, Class of 1984

  10. Ellen Weis says:

    To the Doughty Family, I am sorry for your loss. We always have the good memories and times that we had with him. Back in the 1990’s, I had the pleasure of working with him. I oversaw the registration process for the DeSmet students taking college credit courses through Saint Louis University. He was always very helpful and got back to me in a timely manner. He will be missed.

  11. Laurie Miller says:

    Dear Alex and all of your family. I’m so sorry to learn of Dave’s passing. I know what a wonderful person he was because he married you and you have three amazing grown kids.
    My condolences to all who knew him and are dealing with this loss. I know there is a hole in many hearts.

  12. Zane Davison& family says:

    Uncle David was always so warm and welcoming, which was something that he shared with ease. We are grateful for the time in his presence and will carry his kindness with us always. In hoc signo vinces.