Although Doug could not speak, he was very expressive, and would let you know exactly what he was thinking good or bad, with a yes or no head shake, a stern look, or giggles and kisses.
He enjoyed lots of camping and fishing trips with his new family. One memorable trip was a 3 week trip down the Oregon coast in 1996. He always had a wonderful time.
In 1998, Rosmarie remarried, and Doug gained a second father, Jan DeBoer. He was welcomed into this new family by 3 more brothers, Mike, Paul, and Brian, and another sister, Margaret. In total he had 29 nieces and nephews, and 5 great nieces and nephews.
With his new expanded family he took lots of trips around the United States, including to Tennessee, Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, Washington, Oregon, and all over Idaho. He especially loved his trip to Yellowstone, with his brother Ivan and niece Alexis.
Jan and Rosie run and live on a small farm, Doug loved helping feed the baby animals, and eating the fresh vegetables that the grew in the garden. He loved the swimming the the pool, and the many family barbecues throughout the summer. Rosmarie is a Native American, a member of the Delawares of Idaho, and Doug loved going to the annual summer Pow Wow and camp out.
He loved sail boating with his uncle Clyde and Aunt Lisa, Riding in the Jeep with Jan, and long road trips. He loved eating out at restaurants and especially going to the movies. Some of his favorite movies were The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Star Trek. He loved watching NFL football and boxing with the guys. He did not like shopping with Mom, she took too long looking for the best deal.
Christmas was always a fun time for Doug, the house was filled with love from all of his extended family visiting on Christmas Eve.
His family considered him a blessing, and he is greatly missed.
Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Rachel Weide, his grandparents Clyde and Dorthy Creech, and Aunt Shirley Musgrove.
He is survived by his sister Lois Addington of Pennsylvania; His guardian parents Jan and Rosmarie DeBoer; his many siblings and their families: Mike and Becky DeBoer, Aaron, Amber, Ryan, Capri, Isabel, Angelica and Austin; Margaret & Paul Baxter, Autumn, Adam, Henry, Jamie, Kylee, Rosa, David, Alysia, John, Jack, Melanie, Emely and Latausha; Paul and Kristin DeBoer, Seth, Andrew, and Jeremy; Brian DeBoer and Jordan; Peter and Michelle Kingston, Sam and Mae; Rick and Kathy Alseth, Micaela, Judah, Shekkinah, Christian, Azariha, Naomi, and Victoria; Ivan Kingston, Alexis Kingston and her sisters Amber and Ashley; and Danielle Cuttler, her children Gabe and Macy.
Douglas’ entire family wishes to give St. Luke’s Meridian, and especially the 4th floor nursing and housekeeping staff, their heartfelt thanks and gratitude for all the care, love and compassion they gave to Doug and his mom, Rosie, during their 9 day stay. They were a blessing.
There was a viewing on Wednesday, 03/21/2012 in the evening from 4 to 6 and the memorial was on Thursday, 03/22/2012 at 11:15, both at The Chapel of the Chimes funeral home in Meridian, Idaho.