Christopher Duane Douglas

June 4, 1975 ~ September 14, 2020

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11592 South 1300 East Sandy, Utah
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  • Christopher Duane Douglas, 45, Herriman, Utah, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family after a five-year crusade with ALS Monday afternoon (September 14, 2020).

    Chris was born on June 4th, 1975, in Glendale, Arizona to his loving parents, Glen and Paula (Clark) Douglas. He was raised in Stewartville, Minnesota, with his two younger brothers, Jon, and Jeremy. In his childhood, he enjoyed sports, theatre, music, and community service. He attended Stewartville United Methodist Church and graduated from Stewartville High School in 1993. He then proceeded to attend North Dakota State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1998.

    He got married to Peggy L. Kirby, on Dec. 27th, 1997, at United Methodist Church in Stewartville, Minnesota. After Chris graduated, they moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, obtaining his first professional job as a GPS System Engineer at Rockwell Collins. He worked at Rockwell Collins for almost 5 years and also started an online course to obtain a master’s in systems engineering. While in Iowa, Peggy and Chris welcomed Isaiah into the world. Chris and his family attended First United Methodist Church, he participated in small groups, friendship ministries, was a trustee, and was on the administrative council. He was also active in the IEEE Chapter.

    Chris then moved to Merrimack, New Hampshire, with Isaiah and Peggy in 2003. In New Hampshire they welcomed Micah into the world. Chris was employed at Booz Allen Hamilton as a Gov. Tech. Support Engineer. While at Booz Allen Hamilton, he primarily focused on military air crafts, GPS landings, and gained Department of Defense experience. He attended another United Methodist Church and participated in many committees.

    In 2004 Chris, Peggy, Isaiah, and Micah moved to Sandy, Utah. While in Sandy they welcomed Luke in 2006 and Ellianna in 2008. Chris took a job at Sierra Nevada Corporation as a System Engineer. They attended Grace Community Bible Church in Sandy, Utah, for 11 years. He served on the board of Elders and participated in the church softball team. He also taught Sunday School, helped in Awana, was in the Care Ministry, and did Fantasy Football with his friends from church.

    In December 2015, Chris was diagnosed with ALS. Early 2016, Chris and family moved to Pine Island, Minnesota. He continued to work at home while still employed with SNC. During his time in Minnesota, Chris' body got weaker.

    In July 2019, Chris and family moved back to Herriman, Utah. In May 2020, Chris went on to disability from Sierra Nevada Corporation after almost 16 years.

    Chris is survived by his wife Peggy; four children, Isaiah, 20; Micah, 17; Luke, 14; and Ellianna, 12; mother, Paula Douglas, Rochester, Minnesota; father, Glen (Cheryl) Douglas, Aikin, Minnesota; brothers, Jeremy (Rachel) Douglas, Pine Island, Minnesota; Jon (Mesa) Douglas, Rochester, Minnesota; 8 nephews; 5 nieces; grandmother, Elrose Douglas, Rochester, Minnesota; aunts, Rhonda (Steve) Breese, Rochester, Minnesota; Patty (Craig) Lewis, Oronoco, Minnesota; Brenda (Pete) Maringer, Weaver, Minnesota; Donna (Ray) Babcock, Stewartville, Minnesota; uncle, Dale Clark, Stewartville, Minnesota; and 12 cousins. He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Duane Douglas and Warren Clark, and grandmother, Joan Clark.

    Chris asks in lieu of flowers, please donate to the ALS Association Rocky Mountain Chapter and/or Inheritance of Hope. To give to the ALS Association Rocky Mountain Chapter please go to webco.alsa.org and click donate. To give by check, make the check to “ALS Association Rocky Mountain Chapter” and send it to 10855 Dover Street - Suite 500 - Westminster CO 80021. To give to Inheritance of Hope please go to give.inheritanceofhope.org, and scroll down and choose the option you want to give. To give to IoH by check, make the check to "Inheritance of Hope" and send it to PO Box 90, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768.

    We want to give a huge thanks to Hearts for Hospice for the amazing care Chris received during his time there. Specifically, Brittany, Jaden, and Kristee, thank you all for the help that you gave Chris!

    If you are worried about the Covid-19 pandemic, we can assure you that we are taking all the precautions necessary to keep everyone safe. We are broadcasting the service online. You can join through Facebook, YouTube, and/or through mygrace.us. On Saturday, nearing 11 o’clock, you will be able to join through Facebook and YouTube. Just look up “Grace Community Bible Church” in the search bar on YouTube or Facebook and it should be there.

    A funeral service will be held Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Community Bible Church, 11592 S 1300 E in Sandy, Utah. A viewing will take place at the church from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will be in Larkin Sunset Gardens in Sandy, Utah. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting larkincares.com



    Guestbook/Condolences

    Dear Peggy, Isaiah, Micah, Luke and Ellianna, We are sending a heartfelt sympathy in the passing away of Chris. Chris was an amazing person whom was blessed with many talents. He was a wonderful family man and a faithful Christian. So sorry you had to say good-bye to him. You can be at Peace knowing he is no longer suffering and is in heaven with God & our savior Jesus Christ. May your memories and God's Love be a force of strength in your lives. It is our pleasure to honor Chris's life with a donation to ALS. Blessed be his memory. Prayerfully Paula and Scott

    - Paula and Scott Lampland
    Our deepest condolences to Peggy and the children. May God soothe the sorrow you’re feeling right now. Stay strong and take care.

    - Sudhir and Elizabeth Unni
    Chris it was a pleasure to have known you and your family while we lived in Utah . It was a blast being a softball teammate , fantasy football rival , brother in Christ , dinner for 6 participants with the Phillippy’s and overall a great friend . You are a great role model and I know as you run around Heaven I can hear Jesus say “ Well done My good and faithful servant “ You will be greatly missed but never forgotten. My condolences to Peggy and the kids . See you again someday soon Your friend Mike “Czar” Czarnecki

    - Michael Czarnecki
    Peggy. Brad and I are so sorry to here of Chris's passing and we are sending Hugs, Love and Prayers to you and your family.

    - Ellie and Brad Jensen
    Chris is at peace now out of pain and in God's hands. He was a wonderful caring, brave man. He will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege to know him. We our praying for his wonderful family. We met Chris and family through our son Greg & Cindy Garcia. They became very close as family neighbors in Sandy.

    - Richard & Sondra Garcia
    Sending my condolences to Peggy and her children to Glenn Douglas Jeremy Douglas John Douglas it is very sad that he only left a short life but he was a great young man sad to see him go sending my prayers to all of you thanking of you and these hard days

    - Anita Clark
    Praying for the family during this difficult time of loss. May the passing of time help ease the pain of your sorrow. Blessings, 🙏🏻Love 💘🌷and Hugs to all of you! 🙏🏻💘🌷

    - Mary Bowthorpe
    My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.

    - Jessica Ratka
    Peggy and Family, I am so, so sorry to hear of Chris' passing. I'm sending so much love to you all, and praying for grace as you walk this road. Hugs to all. ~ Shelly

    - Michele (Shelly) Nyman