Douglas Lee Acker, 48, died on September 29, 2006 in Glendale, AZ. He was born on March 29, 1958 in Keokuk, Iowa to Ronald and Joan Acker. He has lived in Arizona for over 40 years. He sold his business, Greenprint, about five years ago. He was a member of the Phoenix Bonzai Society and a former president and active member of the Valley Garden Center. He was preceded in death by his wife Gail. He is survived by his parents; Ron and Joan Acker and sisters; Cressa Nelson and Lisa McNurlin, one grandmother, one niece and three nephews. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2006, 3:00pm at the Phoenix Valley Garden Center, 1809 N. 15th Ave., Phx, AZ. He will be greatly missed. Arrangements by Arrowhead Funeral Center.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 3, 2006.