Richard Bruce Douglass (Dick)

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Nov. 13, 1928 – Feb. 27, 2017

Dick was raised here in Crescenta Valley. He graduated from Glendale High in 1947. His education at UCLA was interrupted by the draft. After two years in the U.S. Army, he returned to UCLA and graduated in 1957 with a BA in education. This was followed by a MA in education from California State University.

His teaching career began at Lincoln Elementary School in La Crescenta, teaching fifth grade and sixth grade. After teaching elementary education for nine years, he began his career in special education. He continued in this field until he retired in 1989.

He was a long time member of First Baptist Church at La Crescenta serving in many areas through the years (choir, Boys Brigade, Awards, teaching fifth and sixth grade Sunday school, Love Circle, as a deacon several times and men’s prayer group to mention a few!). His smile and how he reached out and touched others will be missed.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gail; sons Daniel S. Douglass and Robert B. Douglass and his wife Carmen; brother Ronald Douglass and wife Beverly of Visalia; cousin Sue Vigil; and many nephews and nieces.

Memorial service will be March 11 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church at La Crescenta, 4441 La Crescenta Ave.