Douglas C. Mayhugh
December 27th, 1961 — April 17th, 2017
Douglas Mayhugh was born in Brush, Colorado on December 27, 1961 to parents Richard and Carmelita Mayhugh. He married Gloria Osborn on May 21, 2011.
His siblings are Brad, Becci, and Dave. Doug has three children from a previous marriage: Kathy, Chuck (Amanda), Butch, and two grandchildren: Emily and Matt. He was preceded in death by his father.
Doug attended Brush High School in Brush, Colorado, and then Cornerstone Baptist College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was pastor at Boone Baptist Church in Boone, Colorado, and later Associate Pastor at New Testament Church in Brush, Colorado.
He was always a hard worker. He started at a young age shoveling snow, mowing lawns, and delivering newspapers. Whenever needed to support his family, he would work 2 or 3 jobs. He also served 14 years as an EMT for an ambulance service. Since November of 2004, he has worked for AutoZone in Colorado and Wyoming, most recently as store manager in Lafayette, Colorado.
Growing up he & his brothers had many escapades and tests for parental patience. One oft-told tale is when they found a nest of garter snakes and decided to make a home for them in their upstairs bathtub. Their mom was not impressed, so they took them to school, sold them and had spending money.
Doug was a huge Rockies baseball fan and also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He liked to say he played “at” golf. On one occasion, his ball flew into a tree and out flew an eagle. Do you suppose he wrote “eagle” on his scorecard?
In 2009, he joined First Baptist Church in Lafayette, where he met his future wife. They married in 2011 and have been very involved in serving God and striving to conform to the image of Christ in their life.
In November of 2011, Doug was diagnosed with colon cancer. He bravely went through surgeries and chemo treatments, leaving himself in the Lord’s hands. The Lord took him home to glory on April 17, 2017. He will be greatly missed by his wife, family, church family, co-workers, and his friends.
Memorials in Doug’s name may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Lafayette, Colorado: 200 W. Cleveland St., Lafayette, CO 80026.
A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 4:30 PM, at Darrell Howe Mortuary, 1701 W. South Boulder Road in Lafayette, CO. There will be a memorial lunch prior to the service at 2:00 PM at The First Baptist Church, 200 W. Cleveland Street in Lafayette.
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