Valley County, IDGenWeb Project
Douglas Rolland Weide, 69, died March 15, 2012.
Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home in Meridian.
He was born April 15, 19, in Porterville, Calif., to Edward and Rachel Weide.
Douglas was placed in the Idaho State School and Hospital at an early age do to his severe developmental problems.
He lived there many years until February of 1989, when he joined the family of Rosmarie Kingston (Creech). There he was reunited with a former housemate from the ISSH , Scott Gardner. He was welcomed into his new family by his brothers, Peter and Ivan, his sister Kathy and cousin Danielle.
Although Doug could not speak, he was very expressive, and would let you know exactly what he was thinking, good or bad, with a yes or no head shake, a stern look, or giggles and kisses.
He enjoyed lots of camping and fishing trips with his new family. One memorable trip was a three-week trip down the Oregon coast in 1996. He always had a wonderful time.
In 1998, Rosmarie re-married, and Doug gained a second father, Jan DeBoer. He was welcomed into this new family by 3 more brothers, Mike, Paul, and Brian, and another sister, Margaret. In total he had 29 nieces and nephews, and five great-nieces and nephews.
With his new expanded family he took lots of trips around the United States, including Tennessee, Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, Washington, Oregon, and all over Idaho. He especially loved his trip to Yellowstone, with his brother, Ivan and niece Alexis.
Jan and Rosie run and live on a small farm. Doug loved helping feed the baby animals, and eating the fresh vegetables they grew in the garden. He loved the swimming pool, and the many family barbecues throughout the summer.
Rosmarie is a Native American, a member of the Delawares of Idaho, and Doug loved going to the annual summer pow wow and camp out.
He loved sail boating with his uncle Clyde and aunt Lisa, riding in the Jeep with Jan, and long road trips. He loved eating out at restaurants and especially going to the movies.
Some of his favorite movies were “The Lord of the Rings,” “Star Wars,” and “Star Trek.” He loved watching NFL football and boxing with the guys. He did not like shopping with Mom because she took too long looking for the best deal.
Christmas was always a fun time for Doug, the house was filled with love from all of his extended family visiting on Christmas Eve.
His family considered him a blessing, and he is greatly missed.
Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Rachel Weide; his grandparents, Clyde and Dorthy Creech, and aunt Shirley Musgrove.
He is survived by his sister, Lois Addington of Pennsylvania; his guardian parents, Jan and Rosmarie DeBoer; his many siblings and their families: Mike and Becky DeBoer, Aaron, Amber, Ryan, Capri, Isabel, Angelica and Austin; Margaret and Paul Baxter, Autumn, Adam, Henry, Jamie, Kylee, Rosa, David, Alysia, John, Jack, Melanie, Emely and Latausha; Paul and Kristin DeBoer, Seth, Andrew, and Jeremy; Brian DeBoer and Jordan; Peter and Michelle Kingston, Sam and Mae; Rick and Kathy Alseth, Micaela, Judah, Shekkinah, Christian, Azariha, Naomi, and Victoria; Ivan Kingston, his daughter Alexis, and her sisters Amber and Ashley; and Danielle Cuttler, her children, Gabe and Macy.
Douglas’ family wishes to give St. Luke’s Meridian fourth-floor nursing and housekeeping staff, their heartfelt thanks and extended gratitude for all the great care, love and compassion they gave to Doug and his mom, Rosie, during their nine-day stay. They were a blessing.
The family has placed their trust in Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home for Douglas’ final arrangements. Those wishing to share memories or condolences with the family can do so at www.chapel-of-the-chimes.com
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