Dennis P. Douglas

Dennis P. Douglas

April 12, 1946-Nov. 6, 2015

Longtime Happy Valley resident Mr. Dennis Patrick Douglas, 69, died Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at his home in Happy Valley. 

Memorial services are 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. at The Veterans of Foreign Wars in Anchor Point. 

Mr. Douglas was born April 12, 1946, in Leavenworth, Wash. He graduated from high school in Fairbanks in which he attended from 1960 to 1964. Dennis furthered his education by attended LaSalle Extension University, Law Correspondent in North Dakota School, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Anchorage Community College and Highline Community College. In 1964 he joined the U.S. Navy and served up until he was discharged in 1967. Dennis moved to Alaska in 1951, living in Fairbanks for 30 years and Happy Valley for 34 years.

He was the first employed to build the pipeline by Kuparuk. He worked for the University of Alaska power plant, as a water plant operator in the greater Anchorage area, Tanana Mechanical, ARCO Kuparuk as a production operator, Aurora Lab Gallery, and was licensed as a private Investigator for the bail business. In 2007 he retired from D2 Bail.

He attended the Greatland Church in Anchor Point and attended the Methodist Church as a child. Dennis was a member of the V.F.W. American Legion and the NRA. He was a pet lover who loved Patty and Kodiak, his best furry friends. He loved riding motorcycles, restoring old cars and writing, was an avid reader and loved developing photographs.

The family wrote, “Dennis was definitely one of a kind. Wonderful friend to many people of 30 years or more. He loved reading his Bible, playing cribbage and reading Robert Service poems. He was a very colorful person who loved telling true life amazing stories.” 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie Katsekures, and father, Selwyn Patrick Douglas. 

He is survived by his sons, Michael Lee Douglas of Soldotna and Dennis Lee Douglas of Arizona; life partner and fiancé, Patricia Peyton of Happy Valley; stepson, Nicholas Guarnere of Kenai, and five grandchildren. 

Memorial donations or condolences may be made in memory of Dennis c/o Patricia Peyton, P.O. Box 39646, Ninilchik, AK 99639. 

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please sign his online guestbook at