Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rest In Peace

Doug and Jackie, his wife of 61 years

Doug and daughter Sandy

My cousin, Warren Chapin "Doug" Vermillion    July 24, 1935 - June 20, 2017

Doug left his soul mate, Jackie, of 61 years, three adult children, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  He was a retired LA County FD Fire Captain, who completed his military service in the Army and for fun he served and then led the Safety Crew at the Ontario Motor Speedway.  In all of these occupations, he was said to be fearless and I myself once saw him run across the track to get to a car up in the fence before the yellow flag had quit waving.  He was moving pretty good, I must say.

However, despite this great loss, and it is, we are not short of Doug Vermillions.  His nephew was named for him and he is Doug Vermillion, MD, a well-known and greatly respected orthopod and burn specialist in Anchorage.  

Another cousin is Doug Vermillion, a retired history teacher in Anderson, IN.    As he is the family genealogist, he can probably find some more should we run short of them, God forbid.  All of ours are handsome, intelligent and have great senses of humor.  "Bob" or "Dan" as Dougs just wouldn't be the same.

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