ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the hopes that it will serve as a sort of "safe-deposit box" of our photos and memories of the man we knew as Doug, Buddy, Daddy, fishing partner, and many, many other fond titles.

Please feel free to upload anything you would like to share with his friends and family. Your memories will forever be cherished if you take the time to share!

Please contact Jessica Alexander with any questions or comments about the site: Jam0026@aol.com

Posted by Joe Jones on September 20, 2020
We haven't been fishing in 14 years my brother. Find all the good spots so we can go when I get there.
Posted by Charlotte Jones on September 20, 2017
I'm sending all of Doug's loved ones hugs of comfort as we mark another year without him. Evelyn, Emily, Danny, Jessica and Dustin I love you so much and celebrate your accomplishments and lives. Our Doug lives on through you. xo
Posted by Kandis Brown on September 20, 2016
Time really does fly the older we become. Ten years. It only seems like yesterday. Thinking of you all. I know the Lord holds you all in His hands as you miss Doug every passing day.
Posted by Charlotte Jones on September 20, 2016
Well Doug, we've taken another trip around the sun without you. We are without you, but your memory and spirit live on in your sons and daughters. Wish you could see the adults they have grown into. You would be so proud of them. I wish you could meet your grandchildren. Your kids and grandkids are keeping your legacy alive. We miss you, and we always will. Rest in peace Brother.
Posted by Kandis Brown on September 21, 2015
Thinking of you all at this time of year. I know you miss him very much. So happy that we all know that we will see him again.
Love, Kandis
Posted by Kandis Brown on September 22, 2014
I cannot believe it has been 8 years. I still think about you all this time of year and say a prayer that God has His sweet hand on each of you.
What a great man. What an amazing love story.
Love you all!
Kandis
Posted by Charlotte Jones on April 10, 2014
Doug would be so proud of his loved ones at well you are living your lives. I have no doubt that he is watching over all of you. Roll On! All my love, Charlotte
Posted by Joe Jones on April 9, 2014
We all miss you but know you are in a better place. Don't catch all of the fish before I get there Brother.
Posted by Kandis Brown on April 9, 2014
Wow, it has been 7 and a half years since Doug earned his wings. It does not seem near that long. I have looked through the pictures again today admiring the 'sparkle' between the two of you, Evelyn. The wonderful memories live on. I know that he is so proud of you all.
Love you!
Posted by evelyn daams on April 8, 2014
To my dearest Doug....ten years ago today, we packed your Dodge and headed to the Texas coast to celebrate your 50th Birthday. I cherish the life we had together and celebrate the wonderful man who gave so much of himself to others. I know you are watching over our children, as they are such wonderful adults, rest in peace my beloved. xo
Posted by Charlotte Jones on April 9, 2013
Sending love and prayers of comfort to my loved ones who suffer the most from our loss of Doug: Evelyn, Emily, Danny, Jessica and Dustin. I love each of you so much and pray for you daily.  It has been seven years since he left us - and that still feels so unreal.  We were so blessed to have such an honorable man in our family. xoxoxo
Posted by Melanie Alexander on April 9, 2012
My dear sweet Evelyn...I will always remember the smile on your face when Doug walked into Applebee's to meet "all the sisters" that day in OS. I could see that day, that Doug was your heart. I admire your strength during such a difficult time in your life. You have taught me that through God, anything is bearable and worth the fight:) Doug was a lucky man to have met you, Evelyn. XOXOXOXO
Posted by Billie Diaz on September 20, 2010
It doesn't seem as if four years have come and gone. I still think about Doug every time I look at the purple ribbon on the sunvisor in my truck. What I remember most about that time was the love I felt all around. Doug left such an imprint on his loved ones and the world. Seeing all of the people who came out to show respect spoke volumes about what kind of life he lived. What an awesome man:)
Posted by Linda Hinojosa on September 20, 2010
Doug faught the fight, won the battle but lost the war but wears the crown.
He came in the clinic and you could see the glow when he saw Evelyn - this is LOVE - the way God ment it to be.
He lives on through his wonderful family that I'm sure he watches and would be very proud. We should all be glad to have known him even if it was like a short time. Gone but now forgotten!
Posted by Kandis Brown on September 20, 2010
When I met Doug, he was so sweet and so funny! When you looked at him and Evelyn, the love you could see in their eyes was undeniable. I did not know him well, but over the years through the stories and tributes I have had the pleasure of hearing, I feel like I knew him well. What a wonderful husband and father. I know you all miss him very much. I love you all and pray for you often. Love, Kandis
Posted by Robert Thompson on September 20, 2010
I remember Doug as being a super nice guy, always friendly and willing to help you with anything. I can't believe he has been gone for four years. We never know when the lord will call you home. God bless you Evelyn and your family.
Posted by Charlotte Jones on September 20, 2010
A Husband to my Sister, a Daddy to my Nieces, a Son to my Parents, and a Brother to me. Doug filled so many roles within our family just as he filled our lives with his humour, love and support. His light still shines through the lives that he touched.
Posted by Evelyn Daams on September 20, 2010
Doug received his eternal wings and took a piece of our hearts with him...but his legacy and love live on through his children. I miss my best friend with every breath and will continue to find my way in this world with the help of our Heavenly Father.
Posted by Jessica Alexander on September 19, 2010
Tomorrow marks four years since Daddy passed away. I still miss him sooo much and wish that he was here for me to call and talk to - to tell him about my problems, share my future plans, break some big news... I know he'd be proud of me - I know he IS proud of me. Just miss him like crazy!!

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Posted by Joe Jones on September 20, 2020
We haven't been fishing in 14 years my brother. Find all the good spots so we can go when I get there.
Posted by Charlotte Jones on September 20, 2017
I'm sending all of Doug's loved ones hugs of comfort as we mark another year without him. Evelyn, Emily, Danny, Jessica and Dustin I love you so much and celebrate your accomplishments and lives. Our Doug lives on through you. xo
Posted by Kandis Brown on September 20, 2016
Time really does fly the older we become. Ten years. It only seems like yesterday. Thinking of you all. I know the Lord holds you all in His hands as you miss Doug every passing day.
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Shared by Jessica Alexander on October 24, 2010

And Chia in the background! Oh...that horse...

The Trip to Florida, or Toes in the Sand

Shared by Charlotte Jones on September 20, 2010

We all held our breath as we waited for Doug's test results to determine if he was a candidate for the Whipple Surgery.  After months of chemotherapy to shrink the pancreatic tumors, this was the true test of his recuperation.  Sadly, the tests showed that the cancer had progressed and there would be no surgery.  When Joe and I received the news we were broken hearted and we felt very far from home.  Joe immediately came up with the idea to fly Doug and Evelyn to Florida.  His plan was to give them a much-needed break from the unbearable stress they were feeling. 

We called them in Houston (where the tests were being conducted at MD Anderson) and suggested that they drive straight to the airport -- airline tickets would be waiting for them.  But they wanted to think about it...they wanted to go home to Azle and rest a little while before making a decision about the trip.  A couple days passed and we finally got a call from Evelyn; they accepted our offer!  We realized that the fourth of July weekend was coming up, which is Evelyn's birthdate and our wedding anniversary (7/3).  What a great time to spend together!  Before they could change their minds, we quickly arranged the flights and made a hotel reservation on Hollywood Beach for them. 

It was a precious time for all of us.  Playing in the ocean, deep sea fishing on the Shaker of Salt, rocking out to Mustang Sally with a band on the beach, walking the boardwalk and finally watching the fireworks explode over the water while we buried our toes in the sand.  This was a dream we all had for many years...to get together when the kids were grown and play in the sand together.  Although Doug would tire easily during this trip, the smile rarely left his face.  He could not have given us a more precious gift than his smile.  He was our brother and we will always miss his voice, his humor and his love.  More importantly, I will never forget his smile as he & Evelyn kicked back and relaxed for a little while with their toes in the sand.

Daddy's Advice

Shared by Jessica Alexander on September 19, 2010

"Laundry on Saturday..."

In 2003, shortly before I went to college, we went out to eat at El Paseo (our hometown family fave!). We were talking about what I should expect at college and Daddy had some ideas. His advice seemed so archaic and silly to me at the time, and I think I may have even laughed outloud at him: "I know you're probably gonna drink when you get out there and that's fine, but you need to have a schedule. You need to have days set aside to get things done. I always did my laundry on Saturday..." I have no idea why this still makes me laugh today, but that's just the way Daddy was - everything in its time and place. I still strive to have the schedules that man had and actually get the laundry done on Saturday...maybe someday...

"Study Hard"

Two things Daddy said to me that echo in my head when I'm sad and can't get anything done are "Don't cry" and "Study hard." I can still hear his voice saying those two things (DEMANDING them, really!), and it really helps me buckle down and knock things out when times get tough.

"You'll Know"

One of my favorite memories of Daddy was when he and Mama were sitting on our back porch of the house on Dusk in Azle, talking to me about love. I was 21 at the time, still sowing my wild oats and being a crazy college undergrad. This was after Daddy was diagnosed, and the importance of having that conversation was not lost on any of us at that time or any time after (although, in retrospect I do feel a bit selfish and naive for flaunting my silly boy problems at such a gloomy time).

I wanted to know Daddy and Mama's love story, wanted to hear all about it and have faith that someday it would happen to me. We were all very candid with each other, and it was a fun conversation, filled with both tears and laughter. I got the advice I needed that day, and it reeked of the romance and love that Daddy and Mama shared. Daddy spared no emotion or strong word in telling me to wait, that real love was on the way, and I would KNOW when it was right.

Two years later I found that kind of love in Matt, a longtime friend that had been under my nose nearly all my life (we've been to every school EVER together and finally sparked love in law school). I know Daddy is looking down on us now and approves the love we share, because it's the exact kind of love that I watched Daddy and Mama share all those years that we spent as a family.