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H.D. "Doug" Denson
June 5, 1942 - Feb. 25, 2010

 

Born in Hawthorne, California.  He grew up in Montebello and graduated from Montebello high school.  He then attended Cal State in LA and received his superintendent degree.

Doug was married to Shirley Muir on June 20, 1964 in Montebello and they lived in Montebello where he taught school.  They moved to Oregon in 1965 having lived in St. Paul.  He attended Portland State and the University of Oregon having received his masters degree in education.  They moved to Aumsville in 1968 before moving to Sublimity in 1975.  He taught at St. Paul and also coached 8th grade basketball as well as West Stayton and Sublimity.  Having a career as Superintendent/Principal  and athletic coach for Sublimity nearly 20 yrs. before retiring in 1988.  He was a member of the Umpire Referee Association and enjoyed attending all sporting events.

After retirement, he became a real estate broker for Denson Realty in Sublimity. He had served 2 terms as Sublimity Mayor, 2 terms on the North Santiam School board, 2 terms on the Planning Commission and was very involved with the Republican Political Committee. He was an active member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Aumsville. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, working on vintage cars and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Shirley of Sublimity; daughters, Kathleen Denson of Stayton, Donna (Jeff) Schnepp of Turner; and 4 grandchildren, Josh, Shane, Jenna & Isaac.

Visitation will be Fri. March 5th from 1 - 7 pm at Weddle Funeral Chapel, Stayton, OR. Interment will be private. Celebration of life will be Sat. March 6th at 11:00 AM at the Bethel Baptist Church in Aumsville.

Memorials may be made to Sublimity School sports programs or to the Bethel Baptist Church in Aumsville . Arrangements by Weddle Funeral Services, Stayton, OR

 


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