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Douglas B. Clary

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Douglas B. Clary

Reno - Douglas B. Clary passed away unexpectedly on September 4th, 2018. This was a man with a life so big and full it can not be conveyed in a few words, he will be missed beyond belief.

Doug was born in Carson City on January 8th, 1950 to Bryant and Nancy Taylor Clary. After attending schools in Carson, he went on to the University of Nevada where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and graduated with a degree in business.

While at the university, he met the love of his life Nancy in their freshman year. They married in 1972 and four years later started a family with the birth of their son, Ben. A daughter, Kristin, was born two years later and Doug had the family he had always dreamed of. In 2014, his dream was completed as he became a grandfather to Jonathan Kess who brought him laughter and love beyond his imagination.

He started his career with Moore Business Forms, where he would work for 17 years. In that time Doug was promoted from sales to a district manager position and moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where he oversaw operations in all of Alaska.

The native Nevadan couldn't stay away long and moved his family back to Reno, where in 1988 he used his talents and entrepreneurial spirit to open his own company, Intraform, Inc. In 24 years he grew the company from two people in a small office in Reno to a successful and respected business with at one time eight offices in three states.

In 2009, Doug and Ben opened Clary's Bar & Grill, remodeling an old building into a beautiful and classy bar that would be the source of fun times and laughter for Reno. Never one to retire, Doug was involved in many ventures and business opportunities until the end.

Doug was always one to give back to the community and served on many boards including the YMCA, Reno Planning Commission, Reno Board of Equalization and the Renown Health Board. He was also a proud member of the Executive Association of Reno for 40 years.

He was a loyal Wolf Pack and San Francisco Giants fan and loved taking his family to countless games throughout the years.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Nancy, son Ben, daughter Kristin, grandson Jonathan, brother Thad, brothers in law Rick Heckman and Tim Minard, and sisters in law Harriet Hughes, Kathy Lane and Joleen Heckman. He also adored his many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at The Grove at 95 Foothill Road in Reno, Nevada on September 21st at 4:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Doug's name to the Renown Children's Hospital.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Sept. 16, 2018
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