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McDonald, Douglas C.

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September 9, 1960 - July 21, 2015

McDonald, Douglas C.

In Loving Memory of

McDonald, Douglas Chaffee (Doug)

Born on 9/9/1960 in Fort Leavenworth, KS passing on 7/21/2015 in Plano, TX

Doug’s achievements were many:

He achieved an Electronics degree and served in many Primary Specialties during his Navy-USN career spanning over 21 years retiring as ATC Chief Petty Officer in September 2003. During his Navy career he accomplished the following Primary Specialties:

AT-9505 – Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Instructor
E6A In-Flight Technician
P-3/EP-3J In-Flight Technician

Decorations, Medals, Badges, Citations and Campaign Ribbons Awarded or Authorized:
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3)
Navy Good Conduct Medal (5)
National Defense Service Medal (2)
Navy Unit Commendation, Navy “E” Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Commendation (2)
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2)
Expert Rifleman Medal
Expert Pistol Shot Medal
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist

After retiring from the Navy, Doug joined Boeing Corporation in October 2003 as a Field Service Rep where he worked on various aircraft projects and traveled to many different countries during his career until his untimely death.

Doug was a Life Member of Clan Donald, Sons of The American Revolution (SAR) Plano Chapter, and volunteered for years with Golden Retriever Rescue which he enjoyed so much

Doug is preceded in death by his Father, Jack and Sister, Kathleen both last residing in St. Simons Island, GA

Doug is survived by his Wife, Robin (TX), Sons, Ian (OK) and Bryan (MT), Grandchildren, Jackson, Benjamin and Catie (MT), Mother, Maryalice (GA), Brother, Jeff (OH), Nephew, Colin (CA), Niece, Kaitlin (GA) many friends and colleagues and his beloved Golden Retrievers, Parker and Duke and three cats (Cooper, Missy and Katie) who he loved teaching tricks.

There will be two Memorial Services for Doug.

August 9th at 12:00 noon CST at Relate Church, 1400 FM 424, Cross Roads, TX

This is an informal Memorial.  Please come dressed as you like as this is what Doug would have wanted.  Following the Memorial, the Navy Honor Guard Ceremony will be held.  The Sons of The American Revolution (SAR) Color Guard will also be present to honor Doug.

September 5th, 10:30 a.m. EST, family members will gather at his final resting place at Christ Church, Frederica, St. Simons Island, GA

Doug will be greatly missed by all that were touched by his love, kindness and friendship. You will always be in our hearts Doug until we meet again!

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

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Laurie Haggard

August 08, 2015 6:17PM

I was so very saddened to hear of Doug's passing. Doug was really one of a kind and a great all around guy. I always enjoyed working with him in rescue and really appreciated all the help he and you, Robin, gave to us and the dogs. Doug will be truly missed.

Gene and Sandy Anders

August 07, 2015 10:47PM

We will miss you Doug! We will stand by Robin for you. God Bless

Linda Dickey

August 03, 2015 8:40AM

Robin, I am so sorry for your loss. You are thought of often, and even more now.

Ann Horton

July 31, 2015 8:58AM

Doug was a great person, always willing to lend an extra hand. He was a great asset to DFWGRR and was always enjoyable to work with. I am sorry to hear of his passing.

Kenneth & Colette Reamy

July 30, 2015 1:43PM

Our deepest sympathys to Robin and Family. We are so honored to have known Doug,he will be missed by all.

Sincerely, Ken & Colette

Cheryl Gill

July 30, 2015 1:39PM

Robin, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Love you lots.