Dec. 2, 1972 — July 31, 2017
Douglas Alan Penix, 44, of Philomath, died Monday, July 31, 2017, from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle motorcycle accident in Corvallis.
Douglas was born December 2, 1972, to Donna (Farr) and Thomas Penix in Glendale, Arizona, where he grew up and graduated from Red Mountain High School. He lived in Arizona, Las Vegas, Texas and Ohio.
Douglas held many jobs and titles, including serving in the United States Marine Corps and working as an ironworker.
In 2001, he married Rose Buckner of Corvallis, his best friend and the love of his life.
After nine years in Arizona and the birth of two sons, they moved to Oregon in 2008, where Doug became a beautifully skilled landscaper. He helped family and friends with numerous landscaping and home projects, creating art that will live on in his absence. He was really “The Man," a jack of all trades who could fix or do almost anything.
Doug was a talented musician who loved his collection of guitars and creating and sharing his music with those he loved.
He had an amazing knack for memorizing information and statistics about the artists he loved, and facts about U.S. history. He was passionate about riding his Harley and enjoyed it most when he had his love, Rose, along for the ride. And we cannot forget football — he LOVED his Arizona Cardinals!
Doug was a brilliant, talented, hardworking, authentic, honest, funny and loyal man who loved big and worked hard to provide for his family. You either liked him or you loved him!
Doug was many things to many different people in his life and deeply valued his connections with his friends and family. But most importantly he was EVERYTHING to the love of his life Rose and their five beautiful children. He devoted every single breath to their protection and happiness.
He is survived by his wife, Rose; his five precious children, Thomas, Rowan, Emma, and twins Ellie and Myles; mother, Donna Winter of Philomath; brother Paul Penix and wife Tina (Lexi and Laura) of Albany; sister Sheila Thompson (Shalmae, Akili, Taurice) of Albany, sister Christine Treglown and Corey (Orion and Hunter) of Albany; brother Jason Romano of Eugene; best friend/brother Brad Luoma of Colorado; and numerous other family members.
He was preceded in death by his beloved father, Thomas Penix; grandfather Frank Farr and grandfather Edmund Penix.
A celebration of life will be from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 26 at Bruce Starker Arts Park.
Contributions in memory of Douglas may be made online at https://www.gofundme.com/penixfamily.