Douglas Corta (1968 - 2015)

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Douglas James Corta
May 1, 1968 - November 6, 2015
Douglas James Corta, 47, Eagle, Idaho was welcomed home in Heaven November 6, 2015 surrounded by his family.
Doug was born May 1, 1968, to James Corta and Diana Fry Landers. He grew up in Middleton, Idaho with his sister, Angie Lammey (Tim) and parents, Jim Corta and Berty Thomason. Doug attended Middleton Schools and was active in Football, Basketball, and Baseball. He spent his summers playing Legion Baseball for the Caldwell Silver Streaks. Graduating from Middleton High School in 1986, he attended The College of Southern Idaho and Boise State University. In 1993, he married his best friend and love of his life, Jacki Cada. They moved to Eagle where they built Doug's Burger Den and made many lifelong friends in the community. Doug and Jacki were blessed with three girls, who were his everything. He started coaching softball when his girls were old enough to play. Doug was instrumental in starting the very successful Idaho Sliders Softball Organization, which is recognized and respected all through the northwest. Doug was not only a vivacious softball coach, but he taught life lessons and built confidence in the girls he coached. In 2007, Eagle High School hired him as Freshman Head Softball Coach and the next year he took over the Varsity program. He dedicated numerous hours to the Eagle High School Softball program, determined to make it the best. He was successful in winning conference and district championships, along with state runner-ups. In what would be his last year coaching he was honored as Coach of the Year and finished the 2014-2015 season 30-1 with the Idaho 5A State Championship. In February 2014, Doug was diagnosed with a GBM brain tumor and fought that fight with the same purposiveness he coached his softball teams with. He supported many activities and sports for kids from West Valley Little League to Eagle High Football. We are humbled by how many lives Doug's soul has touched.
Doug is survived by his wife, Jacki; three daughters, Mackenzie, Bentli, and Demi; his parents, grandmother, sister, sisters-in-law and their husbands; nieces and nephews that he loved dearly and many extended family members.
The family would like to thank, MSTI Meridian, Dr. Silvana Bucur, Swedish Neuroscience of Seattle, Dr. Tara Benkers, and Dr. Charles Cobbs. A special thank you to Legacy Hospice, especially Nurse Stephanie for providing services and guidance so Doug could remain at home.
A viewing will be held Friday, November 13, 2015 at the Summers Funeral Home, Ustick Chapel from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 14, 2015, 11:00 a.m. at Eagle Christian Church, 100 Short Lane, Eagle, Highway 44 between Eagle and Star with interment in Dry Creek Cemetery.
The family requests no flowers. College Fund donations can be taken or sent to any of the Mountain America Credit Unions in the name of "The Doug Corta Memorial Fund".
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Doug's memorial webpage at

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Nov. 10, 2015