English Cemetery ~ Paul B. Douglass
~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Douglass, Paul B.
BORN: 14 May 1925
DIED: 5 Jan 1999
BURIED: (English Cemetery)
OCCUPATION: Insurance Agent
BIRTH PLACE: Los Angeles, California
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co, Oregon
Name of father Barthell Douglass
Maiden name of mother Mary Nelson1946
1st MARRIAGE - to Mary Russell, 1946
2nd MARRIAGE - to Catherine "Dolly" Glosch, 1965
OBITUARY: Paul Douglass, May 14, 1925-Jan. 5, 1999
Paul B. Douglass of Monmouth died Jan 5 at Salem Hospital. He was 73. He was born in Los Angeles to Barthell and Mary Nelson Douglass. During his youth the family moved to Alaska where his parents were missionaries. Joining the US Army in 1943, he served during World War II. Returning to California, he married Mary Russell in 1946. They were married 16 years. He then married Catherine Dolly Glosch. They have been married 33 years. Before coming to Monmouth in 1992, he lived in California, Alaska and Texas. A truck driver in his early years, he spent most of his working life as an insurance agent.
An ordained minister, his true love and calling was his missionary work which he did on an individual basis. He collected and made a large Christian video library that he loaned and used for his ministry.
He had a passion for airplanes and collected model airplanes and remote-control airplanes.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine Douglass of Monmouth; sons, David Douglass if Pasadena, Texas and Daniel Douglass of Dickinson, Texas; daughters, JoAnne Leppo of LaPorte, Texas and Esther Fields of Independence; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Jan 8 at the Monmouth Evangelical Church. Interment followed at Fir Crest Cemetery [sic: English Cemetery] in Monmouth.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Monmouth Evangelical Church 191 N Monmouth Ave, Monmouth, OR 97361. Farnstrom Mortuary of Independence handled the arrangements. Itemizer Observer 13 Jan 1999
INSCRIPTION: Paul B. Douglass
PFC US Army
World War II
May 14, 1925 - Jan 5 1999
SOURCES: Saucy/Tolle Survey & Photographs
I-O 13 Jan 1999