For those who have been involved in the Shasta Land Trust anytime over the last 20 years, you surely knew Richard Douse. His big smile, willingness to help in any way he could, and outspoken attitude towards conservation and mother earth, were just a few snippets of who he was. From his time in the Navy to his unwavering love for his wife Tammy, Dick surely knew how to live!
We lost Dick a few days ago and he will be missed by so many. His photos line the walls of the Land Trust office and there is rarely an album in our 20+ history that his smiling face is not found. There is surely a void, but the stamp he left on life will undoubtedly continue to be felt.
Services will be held at the Northern California Veterans Cemetary in Igo on Thursday, May 30th at 2pm. A Celebration of Life will take place at the Redding Library in the Community Room from 3-7 following the services. You can sign the Guest Book at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro.
Tammy has requested that memorial donations be made to the Shasta Land Trust. Donations can be made in person or by visiting our website at shastalandtrust.org/donate.
"I'm leaving my sorrows and all my memories behind to see what I find, somewhere in the shade near the sound of a sweet singing river, somewhere in the sun where the mountains make love to the sky." - John Denver