Dateline: March 30, 2006
W. “Jim” Douglas of Clarendon, Texas, died on Thursday,
March 23, 2006, in Clarendon. He
was 77 years old.
Jim Douglas was born
February 10, 1929, to Clyde J. and Dorinda Tatum Douglas in Clarendon.
Jim attended Clarendon schools, graduating from Clarendon High
School and Clarendon College in 1946. He entered the University of Texas
Pharmacy School in 1946 and graduated in 1949.
Jim served in the
United States Navy as a Corpsman attached to the 1st Marine Division for
four years. He was stationed
in San Diego, California, and Brimmerton, Washington, before being
deployed to Korea from 1952-1953. Following his discharge from the Navy,
Jim returned to his career as a pharmacist.
On July 21, 1961, Jim
married Mary Sanders in Irving, Texas.
In November of 1961, Jim and Mary opened Douglas Pharmacy, which
they owned and operated for eleven years.
Jim’s long career
in pharmaceuticals included time as President of PAS, Inc., and Family RX
Systems. He was an active
member of the Dallas County Pharmaceutical Association, the American
Pharmaceutical Association, and was an American College of Apothecaries’
Throughout his life,
Jim sought to capture on film the beauty of the places he and Mary
traveled together. Among his
favorite sites were Austin, Texas; Estes Park, Colorado; San Diego,
California; Hawaii; and the Panhandle of Texas.
Jim’s photographs capture the uniqueness of every landscape, and
they demonstrate his own appreciation for the natural beauty of his
Much of Jim’s free
time was spent exploring the outdoors.
A fly fisherman since childhood, Jim spent countless hours seeking
out prime locations. Fly-fishing,
naturally a graceful, patient sport, spoke to Jim’s personality and
generosity of spirit.
Jim Douglas was
preceded in death by his parents, Clyde J. and Dorinda Douglas, and his
brother, Clyde B. Douglas. He
is survived by and grieved for by his beloved wife of 44 years, Mary L.
Douglas, and their adored dog, Squeaky Marie.
A host of friends at home and abroad mourn the loss of this
A memorial service
will be held on Friday, March 31, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the
Baptist Episcopal Church in Clarendon.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks the donations be made to the
Medical Center Nursing Home in Clarendon, Burton Memorial Library in
Clarendon, Odyssey Hospice Continuous Care in Amarillo, or to the
Howardwick Volunteer Fire Department (designated for fireman medical
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