Email from Janis Henshaw:
It is true that Doug did pass on 4/11/18. He had been diagnosed with brain cancer, glioblastoma, in early July of 2011.
July 12 of 2011 he had brain surgery to remove most of his left-frontal lobe, followed by radiation and oral chemo. He did really well until mid-2014 when he had to go another round of intensive radiation. Then by October of of that year, it was advised that he have IV chemo.
IV chemo was discontinued in June of 2016 because of several MRI reports that there had been no progression.
MRI reports kept coming back showing no change, until one taken in mid-October of 2017. Though inconclusive, we (our family) were seeing signs that were familiar to just before his original diagnosis. By January of this year another MRI indicated it had indeed progressed.
We were able to keep him at home with the support of hospice. Our two daughters and our son and daughter-in-love were with him as he passed, peacefully and without pain.
We had a Celebration of Doug’s Life on July 28 at our home. It was beautiful! One of Galesburg’s own was able to join us … Gary Hix!
You may use this information for the GHS class of 1959. I can be reached with the email address you used, or by mail to: Janis Henshaw, 2390 W. Polo Green Ave., Post Falls, ID 83854.
Thank you, Dale