Douglas Darrel Power, 65, from Toledo, OR passed away from Cardiac Dysrhythmia August 5, 2019.
Douglas, the fourth of eight children, was born on November 16, 1953 in San Antonio, TX to Richard D. Power and Lillian Laughter Power. He graduated in 1973 from Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, TX. Douglas married Teena Matteucci Power on June 5, 1973 in San Antonio, TX – just one week after graduating from High School.
Their family grew to include two daughters, Brandy White-Jones and Trisha Daniels. Between their high school romance and eventual marriage, Douglas and Teena were together for nearly 50 years.
Teena honors his hard work and dedication to the success of their family. One of Teena’s most fond stories of her husband is how his facial appearance changed from High School to adult life – not because of age, but because of Kung Fu! Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris style, her husband had a makeover with a broken jaw; giving a whole new take on “being wired”. Douglas was a stellar father, often doting on his daughters, and passing on to them his quick witted tongue. There was not just one or two things that he did which made him so special as a father, but it was all the little things of consistent presence and attention.
His impact will be felt into following generations to come; a legacy of true love.
In Texas, his first job was as a Gas Attendant, he then made burglar bars, went on to work in construction and as a Finishing Carpenter; went to Cadet School at San Antonio’s Police Department and was a Policeman in Bandera, TX. Douglas moved to Oregon and where he became a General Contractor, sailed a boat from the East Coast to Panama, and was a Custodian for the Lincoln County School District at Taft Elementary in Lincoln City prior to his disability.
Douglas is survived by his wife of 46 years, Teena Power; daughters Brandy Jones (Magellan) and Trisha Daniels (Dustin); granddaughters Richelle and Nicole Daniels; mother Lillian Power; sisters Linda Davis, Katherine Ochoa, Donna Skidmore (Ray), Barbara Vanderburg; brothers Robert and James Power and various nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Richard Power and brother Ricky R. Power. There will not be a formal memorial service.
His family wishes to commemorate his life with private family time spent this holiday season between Oregon and San Antonio, TX. Thank you to Veronica Fuerte of Yost & Webb of Hanford, CA.