Douglas Wayne Wallace age 67 of Mesa, Arizona passed away on October 23rd, 2023 after an extended hospital stay at Scottsdale Osborn hospital from complications of pneumonia. A memorial service for close family and friends will be held on Saturday November 11th at 11 am at the Desert Heritage- United Church of Christ on Horne in Mesa. All who loved Doug are welcome to attend. Immediate family will be available to greet guests at 10:30 am at the church.
Doug W. Wallace was born on August 26th, 1956 in Wichita, Kansas to Kenneth Grey Wallace and Helen Irene Fox. At around age 10 Doug’s family moved to Arizona. Doug grew up on a ranch in New River, Arizona and is preceded in death by his mother, father and two older brothers Tom and Bill Wallace.
Douglas graduated with his GED and followed his father’s footsteps into the engineering field. He was an aircraft engineer for companies like Boeing, McDonald-Douglas and other large aircraft companies. He worked with his father on the design for the Apache Helicopter, and later 777, and others. He received trade school equivalency for a Bachelors degree in his chosen field and was very successful at it.
Doug met his former wife, Deborah Lou Langlois-Wallace in 1994 and they were married in 2001at the Community Christian Church in Tempe, Arizona. They were happily married for over six years although they spent many happy years together over a 29-year period. In 2003 New Life Recovery, Inc. opened and he was one of its original founders.
Doug is survived by his former wife Debbie and their two children: Chelsea Lynn Wallace age 28 and his son Gabriel Ethan Wallace 21. He also has a daughter by a previous relationship Ashley Suzanne Williams (age 38) and her husband Adam who live in Missouri with their two children (Doug’s grandchildren) Wesley and Lincoln.
Doug had a playful spirit and loved playing with his children; swimming whether at the beach or pool, working on his yard, fast cars & motorcycles, holidays and just spending time with his family or his kids. He enjoyed watching the Patriots Football team with his wife & son and the Langlois’s. He was naturally fun to be around, funny, and a caring and loving individual. He will be sorely missed by all.
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to SAFE PROJECT addiction research and awareness.