Douglas Bernard Rade passed away at age 92 on July 29th, 2019. Douglas was preceded in death by his wife Rozella Grace Rade, who died January 29, 2000. Doug And Grace had 5 children Steven, Rody, David, Donna and Patricia. Douglas was born in Chile South America on August 18,1926.
Doug's mother was Chilean and father an American. The family left Chile and came to the United States when he was 5 years old. Douglas grew up in Lordsburg, New Mexico. Later he spent many years of his life in Kanab, Utah and Southern California. Doug and Grace moved to Flagstaff in 1975. He loved his life in Flagstaff and devoted many years of service to the community.
An ordained Deacon in the Catholic Church for 32 years
A chaplain at Flagstaff Medical Center for 30 years
A chaplain at the County Jail for several years
A U.S Army Sergeant
A spiritual director of St Vincent De Paul
A teacher of a weekly bible study
A recipient of 2011’s Flagstaff Citizen of the Year award
An expert in Native American Art
A lover of food, cooking and his dog Ponchito
Above all, Douglas was someone who really loved people, he loved his family, friends and every stranger he ever meet. Most of all, he loved the Lord.
Douglas’s services will be held at San Francisco De Assi Catholic Church:
Rosary at 7:00pm Sunday the 11th
Memorial Mass at 10:00am Monday the 12th