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Douglas W Evans

April 19, 1954 — January 31, 2019

Douglas Wayne Evans born on April 19, 1954 to Wilbur W. and Genevieve G. (Elias) Evans in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Douglas attended school in Council Bluffs, graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1972. He attended Iowa State University for 1 year, taking Electrical Engineering as a major. After leaving there he went to work for Kodak in Des Moines, Iowa and Wichita, Kansas. Douglas was an avid bowler and enjoyed working part time at bowling alleys off and on for years.

He returned to Council Bluffs and went to work for Control Data. Doulas was very knowledgeable about computers and thoroughly enjoyed learning about and working on them before they ever became popular.

Douglas went to California to visit his sisters family in September of 1981 and fell in Love with the Ocean. He returned home, packed his belongings and moved there in October. He had a job working with computers at Symbolics the very 1st day. He was in in Northridge, California during the big Earthquake. Douglas loved his daily drive from Northridge to Santa Barbara for work and stopped each day on the way home to enjoy a dip in the Ocean.

Douglas bought a home in Simi Valley where he remained until 2003. He did fly home early to visit since his sister returned to the area and his parents and brothers lived in Council Bluffs. Doug worked for several companies in the Omaha over the years including Elemental Scientific.

Doug could be found at Lake Manawa during the summer at the Beach. Douglas had traveled all over Europe and the US working for Symbolics. He was even stranded in Atlanta, Georgia during the riots. Douglas had a biggest heart and was always there for family and even strangers. Even as his brain was fighting him he continued to help people with their computers. He will be greatly missed. He was forced to retire in 2015 to strokes.

Douglas is survived by his sister, Betty Evans Falknor (Doc/Dawrin); brother, James Evans (Charlene); nephews, Oliver Falknor (Samantha), Tony Falknor (Liz Hansen); niece, Heather Feekes (Nate); great nephews, Dylan Root, Brycen and Keagan Falknor, Evan and Landon Feekes, Sylas and Arlo Falknor; great nieces, Sarah Feekes, Eliana Falknor, Kristie Guadelupe (Irwin); great-great, niece Sara Guadelupe.

Douglas request to be cremated and his cremated remains returned to California. His family will do that this summer. A Celebration of his Live will be around his 65th birthday at Lake Manawa. Family will send notification for this. Memorials may be directed to his family.

Funeral Home:
Chapel of Memories
9001 Arbor Street #111
Omaha, NE
United States 68124


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