Stacia Dawn (Doggett) Gaab went peacefully to be with the Lord on June 1, 2013, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Stacia was surrounded by her family and close friend.

Stacia was born on Nov. 14, 1962, in Townsend to Benton “Bud” and Barbara (Williams) Doggett. Stacia grew up and attended school in Townsend.

Stacia married Steve Dayton and to that union, one child, Amber Lynn Dayton, was born in 1982; Steve and Stacia later divorced.

Stacia learned to hunt and fish at an early age and loved being in the outdoors. She also loved to do ceramics, and her favorite flowers were bleeding hearts. She also loved the Dallas Cowboys football team. During her high school years, Stacia loved to play softball. Stacia also had a special love for animals. She was employed at Heritage IGA in East Helena where she made many friends. Stacia’s pride and joy was her daughter, Amber, and granddaughter, Jaden Dawn Dayton, born May 7, 2008.

Stacia was preceded in death by her father, Benton “Bud” Doggett of Townsend, grandparents Newt and Edith Doggett of Townsend and grandmother Margaret Crawford of Centralia, Ill.

Stacia is survived by her mother, Barbara (Williams) Marian of East Helena; brother Dale Merrill (Susan) of Kalispell; sister Dianna Chapman of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; brother Brad Doggett of Helena; daughter, Amber Dayton, and granddaughter, Jaden Dayton, of Helena; special companion Jack Norris of East Helena and numerous nephews and nieces.

Stacia will be dearly missed by her loving companion, Jack, and her family. Stacia also had many co-workers and close friends who will miss her. “Goodbye … until we meet again.”

Public Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Friday at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home, with the family receiving friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Cremation will following the receiving of friends. Please visit to offer the family condolences or to share a memory of Stacia.

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