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
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