Arthur L. Douglas

Bridgton — Mr. Arthur L. Douglas, 86, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, March 27, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family. Though a lifelong resident of Midcoast Maine (Rockport, Union, Warren and Waldoboro) he had been a resident of North Bridgton for the past twelve years. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army in WWII. At the age of sixteen he bought his parents their first home and he also bought his first pair of draft horses. He was a farmer and a logger who did almost all of the work with his horses even during an age when tractors were dominant. He kept horses most of his life and enjoyed attending the horse pull events at several of the state fairs. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and made several lifelong friendships all over the state. He was a foster parent for many years and was always ready to greet you with a smile.

Arthur is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Inez N. (Davis) Douglas, and his two brothers, George and Ernest Douglas Jr. of Rockport, Maine.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Leona Douglas (Bridgton); his sisters, Edith Merrifield (Rockland,), Evelyn Taylor (Cushing), and Barbara Gregor (Rockland); his children, Lynne White and spouse Brian (Union), Robert Douglas (Edgecomb), Doris Whitney (Milford, N.H.), Leon Douglas and spouse Tamara (Harrison), Brian McLain (Bridgton), Melissa Tahmisian and spouse Greg (Horseshoe Bend, Idaho), Faith Douglas (Lewiston) and Carrie Douglas (Pownal); and his grandchildren, Joel White, Tiffany White, Eban White, Orchard White, Tori Douglas, Brandon Whitney, Bailey Whitney, Mason Douglas, Sarah Douglas, Mariah Tahmisian, Geoffrey Tahmisian, Jack Tahmisian, Norah Douglas, Keegan Neddenriep, and Kylie Douglas; and his beloved four-legged companion, Zoe.

Graveside services, with military honors, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012, at the West Rockport Cemetery on Park Street. The family will receive friends following the service at the American Legion Post 1, 335 Limerock St., Rockland, Maine, for a luncheon from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. Please contact Faith Douglas at 207-689-6202 or Leon Douglas at leonalandouglas@gmail.com for additional questions about the service.

Those wishing to offer words of hope online may visit www.chandlerfunerals.com. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Memorial Program, Development Department, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240.

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