Wm. Alex Douglas

Alex Douglas, 71, of Shawnee, Kansas, passed away on March 31, 2019. He was born on June 29, 1947, in Newark, Delaware, to Dave and Bette Douglas.

Alex was employed by Black & Veatch and Black & Veatch International for thirty years before being employed by the Department of State in their Overseas Building Operation for the past fifteen years. His career stretched throughout the United States, Central America, Northern Africa, China, Indonesia, South Pacific, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. His work in foreign countries allowed him to develop Toastmaster Clubs. Some of Alex’s proudest accomplishments was becoming a Distinguished Toastmaster and helping foreign nationals improve their speaking, interview and resume skills.

He was also an avid golfer and tennis player in his youth. Alex was an honorable man who will be missed by those of us who knew him.

Alex was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dave. He is survived by his wife, Jane and son, David.



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13 Comments on “Wm. Alex Douglas”

  1. Becky Emrich Says:

    Oh, Jane, I am so very sorry. I have so enjoyed all of Alex’s pictures over the last few years. May God bless you and hold you in His loving arms, and give you His peace. To

  2. Robyn Nixon Says:

    I am so saddened by this sad news I first met Jane & Alex in Suva on Rafting Trip and then became friends went to there New Years eve party in Suva as well and when they came to New Zealand in Dunedin we met up and had a lovely Dinner together with Jane’s sister omg can’t believe this news I am thinking of you all and especially Jane God Bless and Rest Well Alex Douglas From Dunedin New Zealand Alex touched so many hearts and Jane including mine. I will so miss his cool videos and just the contact. xx R I P Alex was a honerable and wonderful Man.Bless you Jane & David.

  3. Judy and Lee Bruss Says:

    Our cherished friend of 25 yrears will be greatly missed. Alex was always there with a smile on his face and a story to share. He had zest for life and new experiences that surpassed anyone else we knew. Alexes adventures were doubled as he shared his travels with fabulous photos and music to as many as he could. Our hearts are with his family at this sad sad time.

  4. Carolyn and Gary hanson Says:

    We are shocked to learn of alexs’ passing. We keep waiting for him to
    come home and share his wonderful world wide experiences and his talents in photography and fascinating stories about his life. We are saddened to learn that Alex is gone. He was always a gentleman and friend. We are sick for Jane as he and his wife were soulmates and so well matched. I hope to see or talk to Jane when the time is right, in the meantime God bless Alex and his wife and son. Our deepest symphony. Carolyn and Gary Hanson of Overland Park

  5. Aurel Cuko Says:

    Rest in Peace dear friend.
    I am deeply saddened by this news.
    Alex was a work colleague but foremost a dear friend. I will relish the experience of working with him.

    May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, Please accept my most heartfelt condolences.

  6. Edita Luzha Says:

    RIP Dear Alex.

    I am so saddened by this sad news.
    I’ll remember Alex in many positive ways-with a big smile and a great sense of humor, always great with a story.

    Please accept my warmest condolences, I’m sending thoughts of peace and courage your way.

  7. Katherine Douglas Says:

    Uncle Alex was not just an uncle to me, but a kind, thoughtful, funny, man with a zest for life and a sensitive heart. He met his soulmate as a teen, and they have traveled and shared amazing adventures since going to countries and experiencing cultures most never know of.

    I know his only brother, my father Dave Douglas’ passing in 2093 was hard on him. They became even closer in latter years. I am saddened by his being taken from us so soon, but am happy to have known him. My heart goes out to his son David Douglas who really craves to have more time to get to spend with his dad, and for his bride and soulmate and best friend, my Aunt Jane. May God draw near you both and help you through this time, and help you move into the future with the warmth of knowing, he lived a good life and he lived you. Till we meet in heaven, goodbye for now! I love you as did so many! We always will!

  8. Celia Moorhead Says:

    Dear Jane, So sorry to hear about Alex. We had many fun memories, stories (and delicious food!) in Guangzhou. Alex was such a sweet man and will be missed. My prayers are with you and your family.

  9. Leslie Vander Meulen Richards Says:

    OH Jane, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. You two were one of our few in class marriages, and we have been so thrilled that you have been together all these years! I use you as an example often. Following your adventures thru Alex’ postings and emails for these many years had greatly enriched our KHS65 class adventures as we have passed through the times of our lives. May your many happy memories comfort you and your family in some measure as you get through the grieving you face. What a great guy, great example for so many people. Our world is diminished with his loss.

  10. Robert & Patricia Bunge Says:

    Dear Jane, we are saddened by the news about Alex. May he rest in peace. Alex was super nice person and a great person to work with. I worked with him in Managua on the Embassy construction project there. I participated in Toastmasters with David. He had a really good sense of humor and we enjoyed spending time together with you all. Our heartfelt condolences to you and to his family.

  11. Angela and Bob Forwood Says:

    Dearest Friends, we are so sad to hear Alex has left us. Jane and David please know we are sending our prayers and deepest condolences to you. We wish you peace and strength in the coming days and months. Alex added so much to our lives. Infectious smiles, good humor, monthly dinner club, Toastmasters, Fiji Writing Group, sand castles and the list goes on! We are so much better for having the pleasure of his friendship.

    Rest In Peace Alex. You touched many lives in wonderful ways and made this world a better place for your family and friends.

    All Our Love,
    Angela and Bob

  12. Linda Wilson Says:

    I’m shocked to hear this sad news about Alex. I send condolences on behalf of the Bluejacket Toastmasters Club. We will miss him. Just a few weeks ago he was thrilled to have his picture taken as the table topics winner. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends for peace and comfort.

  13. Josephine Dumm Says:

    Dear Jane,

    I am so sad to hear that Alex is no longer with us. May he Rest In Peace. I remember all the wonderful time we had together in GZ, I will miss him. Please accept my sincere condolence, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    With lots of love,

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