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December 20, 1942
March 5, 2014
On March 5, Douglas Roix entered eternal rest in the arms of his Lord, after a lifetime of giving, setting an example of how to be a man by providing for your family and helping others realize their full potential. Doug never let his four year battle with pancreatic cancer define him, choosing to remain active in his career, his community and his passions. Doug will be missed by many, as will his unyielding commitment to his wife Janie, their family, his profession and his nation.
Born December 20, 1942 in Alturas, CA to William and Mary Roix, Doug grew up in Marin County California, attended Sir Francis Drake High School and graduated from San Francisco State University and Saint Mary's College of California, after distinguished service in the United States Air Force. A proud veteran who served America and a successful and natural entrepreneur who founded the Graeagle Outpost
Doug was first and foremost a teacher. He enjoyed sharing his passion with thousands of young men and women in California and Nevada. He was particularly proud of his students who he taught industrial arts at Alhambra High School in Martinez, CA and ACE High School in Reno, NV. Many of Doug's students from ACE High School went on to become national winners at the annual SkillsUSA competition in Kansas City, MO.
Doug's relentless pursuit of life was legendary to all who knew him. This was a man who couldn't retire. His energy was boundless. In just 27 days Doug rode his bike across the nation he loved, from Brentwood, CA to Washington DC.
Doug Roix gave much, asked for little and embraced life with energy and enthusiasm. In addition to a legacy of service, Doug leaves behind his beloved wife; Janie, his stepchildren; Stacy and John, his grandchildren; Ryan (Mark), Lauren (Jaime), Brandon, and Taylor, his sister; Joan (Hank), nieces; Carrie (Sean) and their children Daniel and Melissa, and Mary (Wade) and their children Katherine and Ellen.
A memorial service celebrating Doug's life will be held on Sunday, April 6th at 1:00pm at South Reno United Methodist Church, 200 De Spain Lane, Reno, NV. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to ACE High School, 2800 Vassar Street, Reno, NV 89502 for the Doug Roix Memorial Scholarship fund established to assist ACE CADD students in their pursuits of higher education and SkillsUSA. Doug created the national award winning CADD program eight years ago at ACE and it was his passion. For more information you can contact the school at 324-3900.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal from Mar. 23 to Apr. 2, 2014