This page will list all of the letters submitted about Douglas. Please send
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Thank you very much for keeping Douglas in your heart.
June 11, 2004 From Kelly Cash
I've known Douglas since I was in college, about 1981. I've always known him
to be a great guy- kind, warm, humorous. I've only been able to spend time with
him regularly in the past couple of years, and wish I'd been able to get
together with him earlier.
He's left quite an impression upon me, and I'll miss him terribly.
June 12, 2004 From Catherine Mellera
I was so sorry to hear of Douglas' passing. He was one in a million. A wonderful young man and a wonderful son. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Fondly, Cathy Mellera
June 14, 2004 From Robert Macartney
I was saddened greatly to learn of Doug's death. I shall always remember him as a bright and enthusiastic student. I am sure that everyone who knew him will miss him much.
June 15, 2004 From Susan Bigelow
Dear Lucy and family,
June 15, 2004 From Raúl Muñiz
Dear Mrs. Ladden,
With deepest sympathy,
June 16, 2004 From Rex Painter
You know - every once in a while a person comes into your life that is a
wonder and always amazing - Douglas was one of those people in my life. I
was out of town when he passed away and have missed the memorials. But let
me talk a bit about Doug in my life. I met Doug in early '91 when he came to
volunteer for a special community education project. We became friends and
he became a Red Cross Disaster volunteer. I thought Doug to be one of the
funniest people I ever met. I would not see him for a bit and than one day
out of the blue he would show up and we would talk of his travels and people
he met. He always had a twinkle in his eye and a good story line to tell.
I never really knew if I believed him all the time or not but I sure did
enjoy his laughter and his friendliness. I wish that I had spent more time
with this friend. He was without equal and I am so glad I had a chance to
meet this wonderful person. I will miss him. Today I have one less friend
and the world is a bit sadder with his passing.
Rex C. Painter
June 18, 2004 From Mike Zimmerman
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Ladden,
May I offer my deepest sympathy for your sad loss. Douglas was an exemplary volunteer in our program mentoring young men on parole. His first match began in September, 1995 and his longest match lasted three years.
Doug brought a warm and enthusiastic energy to his mentoring activities. He will be missed.
March 8, 2005 From Richard Pena
I went to school with Doug and have known him since the first grade. I moved in '81 to Oroville, CA and never forgot him and the fun we had together. Doug was a great guy and I will miss him. I'm sorry for his family's loss and I wish them well!!
May 12, 2005 From Kristina Mistron
It's been almost a year since Douglas passed and I still miss him dearly.
I don't know if I ever truly appreciated the friendship we shared. Whenever I needed to brighten my day I could just call him. It was amazing how much just a short conversation would do for my mood. The funny part though, is that he felt I lifted his spirits.
Even though losing Douglas has been painful I am so grateful for the friendship we shared.
Thank you for providing this website - it brings a smile to my face each time I visit it.
May 31, 2005 From Rene' Trujillo
To the Family of Douglas S. Ladden (Lucia (Lucy) and Richard Ladden.),
It is very difficult for me in writing this letter...You see...I was just surfing the net and was wondering how an old pal of mine was doing...Little did I know, I would come across this website for his Memorial...I am sadden by his departure...I never knew...
Doug and *I* went to San Jose State (1986-1989) together and shared many laughs and trials while engaging course work over those years...I actually met Doug during my membership with SAACS (Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society), and since that point on we talked a great deal about school, life, computers, and the future...I went on to graduate school in chemistry while Doug decided to pursue Law...
After that point...Doug and *I* stayed in touch sporadically, as I remember those days when he joined Adaptec...and we celebrated the job and his completion of law school and the BAR...
Doug was also there for me as a friend during my low points of marriage...Thanks buddy...
Douglas - We'll all miss you and thanks for your friendship, your knowledge, your wisdom, and the humor...Goodbye my old friend...
With deep lament,