Doug was born on April 7, 1941, to Douglas Betram Calkins and Fern Edith (Worden) Calkins in Highland Park Hospital, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. Doug passed away in his home at 81 years of age from cancer. He is survived by his children, Christopher (Tara) Calkins of Texas; David (Alaysa) Calkins of Arizona, Heather (JB) Inselmann of Illinois and sister Donna Vogel... and the many others he adopted along the way.
After graduating high school Doug attended the University of Arizona and graduated in 1963 with a teaching degree. He later went on to get his Masters. He worked in school districts for several years working with Native Americans to help them get their school programs up and running. He retired in 1999 and moved out to Oregon to help with the Rise Youth House and continued this until 2021. He then stayed home and got the joy of loving on grandbabies.
Anyone who knew Doug was touched by his loving heart and generosity. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 11:00a.m. at Christian Life Fellowship in Ontario, Oregon.
Doug was loved by many and will be greatly missed.