Douglas Dean Barr

January 6th, 1950August 7th, 2018

Douglas Dean Barr of Louisville, Co passed on August 7th of 2018 at the age of 68. 

He was born in El Paso, Texas, and grew up in Littleton, Colorado. Doug worked as a carpenter, group leader for the Youth Conservation Corps, an industrial arts teacher, computer engineer, and flight instructor. 

Doug was an active outdoorsman –a skilled kayaker, skier, rock climber and adventurer who was proud to have hiked the Continental Divide in 1971. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and model railroad hobbyist, as well a talented photographer, singer and guitarist, and a longtime member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder. 

He is survived by his daughter, Autumn Kelley Barr, of Louisville and his sister Patricia Harpstrite, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, and his beloved Goldendoodle, Madonna.



Celebration of life will be held at 11am at the Louisville Cemetery on Monday August 13th. With a reception to follow. Come as you are, flowers are welcome. 


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I am sorry to hear about the passing of my cousin Doug Barr. I know he will be missed by his family and friends. I am sorry I was not able to keep in better contact with Doug. Over the years he had been in inspiration to me in living a fun and exciting life. I remember hearing about is great adventure of hiking the Continental Divide. Doug was the free sprite that I could only dream of being.
Many of Doug's classmates and I were saddened to learn of his death. We were sorry to not know before today. He was a good guy. Vicki Dyksterhuis Folkerts