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Douglas Glen Edwards
December 26, 1937 ~ December 22, 2018 (age 80)
Douglas “Doug” Glen Edwards went home to be with his Lord and Savior in Vista, California December 22, 2018 at the age of 80. Doug was born December 26, 1937 in Sierra Madre, California and died at home surrounded by his family. Doug was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Beverly Edwards.
Doug grew up in Sierra Madre, Pasadena and Huntington Beach, California where he graduated from Huntington Beach High School, and went on to attend Pasadena Nazarene College. Doug loved playing trombone in the marching band and also sang in a men’s quartet.
He met the love of his life, Carolyn June Sorrell at Midway City Nazarene Church where they were married July 1, 1960 and were separated only by death. They started their family in Huntington Beach California, and then moved to Vista California in 1967 where they raised their family.
Doug is survived by brother Stephen and spouse Judith Edwards of Costa Mesa California, brother David and spouse Corinne Edwards of Corona California, his children Michael “Scott” and spouse Janice Edwards of Oceanside California, Gregory and spouse Amy Edwards of Kettle Falls Washington, Nancy Edwards of Vista California. Grandchildren Eva Estep, Caleb Edwards, Shelbi Holland, Leanna Edwards, great grandchildren Devon Hernandez, Micah Estep, Hunter Estep, Landen Holland, Emmett Holland, Ashton Edwards and his Aunt Louise Knight of Pasadena California, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Doug worked as a department manager of a retailer, fleet sales manager in the auto industry, business owner with Ramona Water Company, and assistant to Bill Gates in Fairbanks Ranch, California.
Doug loved God, family, outdoor activities including camping, hiking, cycling, tennis, bad mitten, tossing a Frisbee, leisurely walks, motorcycle rides, swimming, outdoor games and day trips.
He made everyday life fun and adventurous. Always positive and uplifting and never a harsh word, Doug led his family with amazing leadership, loyalty, strength, generosity, compassion and love. He built many, many friendships through the years which were kept strong to the end. Doug was involved in the community and his church including sharing his musical talents on a regular basis. Although the family is at peace that he is no longer suffering here on earth and with now his Savior, our brother, husband, father will be deeply missed.
A service will be held Wednesday January 2, 11am at Allen Brothers Mortuary 1315 South Santa Fe Ave, Vista CA. Reception to follow.
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