Douglas Anderson '84 October 11, 2023 3:24 PM updated: October 11, 2023 3:28 PM
Douglas Eugene Anderson
February 3, 1953 - August 11, 2023
Douglas Eugene Anderson of La Porte, Texas, passed away on August 11, 2023, at 11:40 pm. He was born on February 3, 1953.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Sheila Anderson; his three children, Douglas Anderson Jr., James Anderson, and Michaela Anderson; and his two sisters, Margaret Lynn Eddy and Susie Black. He was fortunate to have four grandchildren whom he loved very much: Aeden Lea, Maria Isabel, Cherri Blossom, and Connor Blythe, as well as three nephews and two nieces. Douglas was predeceased by his mother, Hazel Ola Anderson; his father, Lynnwood E. Anderson; brothers, John Elliott, Don Evans, and James Lea; and sister, Nelda Jean Anderson Wood.
After graduating from La Porte High School in 1971, Douglas went on to serve the United States Army and Army Reserves for 13 years and eventually rose to the position of Staff Sergeant (E-6). He was a volunteer firefighter and a paramedic for La Porte, being awarded several medals for his bravery and honor. In 1985 Douglas was awarded one of the medals by the State of Texas for risking his life and saving a little girl from drowning.
Douglas was known to be especially compassionate and caring to everyone in need. In 1984, Douglas graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences. He was incredibly smart, striving to learn more and increasing his knowledge of technology. Douglas was considered a genealogist, contributing to multiple genealogy associations. He could often be found researching and talking to anyone he could about family history. Anyone who knew Douglas knew that he was a stubborn and hardheaded man but the most loving father and husband a family could ask for.