Charles Thomas “Tom” Douglas, 88, a beloved member of the Eugene, Oregon, community, died May 3, 2023, in Eugene.
Tom was born on Sept. 7, 1934, in Brookfield. He married his first wife, Karen, in 1957, and together they shared a loving and devoted marriage until her passing in 2013.
Tom held a degree in teaching from Black Hills State University in South Dakota. He dedicated more than 30 years of his life to teaching with a passion for creativity and craftsmanship as a woodshop teacher for many years.
Tom’s faith was a cornerstone of his life. He was an active and valued member of Grace Community Fellowship church in Eugene, where he served diligently and deepened his relationship with God.
Tom had a deep love for music. He passionately participated in the Cascade Chorus of Eugene for an impressive 53 years, using his voice to uplift others.
He is survived by his son, Michael Douglas; his wife, Nancy Shepherd-Douglas (married in 2014); his sister, Marian Schmidt; and extended family.
In memory of Tom, donations can be made to the Cascade Chorus or Grace Community Fellowship. A reception celebrating his life will be held at Grace Community Fellowship, 989 Country Club Road, Eugene, Oregon, 97401 on June 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.