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James Donald Douglass

August 29, 1943 ~ May 22, 2019 (age 75)


James Donald Douglass, 75, of John Day passed away May 22, 2019 at Valley View Assisted Living.  Don, as he was known by most, was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 29, 1943 to James and Noxie Anne (Granger) Douglass.

He was a Metal Smith Professor at Boise State University for 35 years until his retirement. Don enjoyed fly fishing, bird hunting and riding horses. His passion for horses led him to meet the love of his life Lee Ann Kangas with whom he’d spend the next 20 years with. Don served as a Director of the Idaho Tennessee Walking Horse Club for many years. His hobbies included making one of a kind hand crafted jewelry which he is very known for.

Don is survived by his life partner, Lee Ann Kangas of Mt Vernon, Oregon and his sister, Julia Young of Skokie, Illinois.

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