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Lee McDougal

September 5, 2019


Lee (Joy) McDougal – age 72, former Hays resident passed away on September 5, 2019, in Alpine, California. She was born to Walter and Eleanor (Gottschalk) Joy on January 25, 1947, in Hays, Kansas.  She married David McDougal on December 2, 1967 at Hays, Kansas.  He preceded her in death on July 12, 2012.

She attended Buckeye School as a child, graduated from Hays High School and attended Fort Hays State University.  They made their home in San Diego, CA, and later resided in Alpine, CA.  Lee and Dave owned and operated Automotive Fleet Services.  They were also avid campers, loved to travel and went on many short road trips in the San Diego area.

Survivors include her son, Dan McDougal, and longtime girlfriend Michelle Harmon, Alpine, CA; a daughter, Jamie McDougal and husband, Dave, Surprise, AZ; four  grandchildren, Daniel McDougal II, Hayden VanClay, Gage VanClay, and Ryder VanClay; two brothers, Frank Joy and wife, Carol, Hays, KS; Fred Joy and wife, Pam, Hays, KS; and a sister, Lois LaCoss and husband, Greg, San Marcos, TX.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband; one sister, Judy Rohr.

A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 26, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2900 Hall Street, Hays, KS.  Inurnment will be at  Fort Hays Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hays, Kansas.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11:00 A.M. Saturday, at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to “Free to Breath/Lung Cancer Research Foundation”.  The website link is:

Services are entrusted to Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601.

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Celebration of Life
October 26, 2019

11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church
2900 Hall
Hays, Kansas 67601

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