Milton Douglas Forell 1942 - 2022

Milton Douglas "Doug" Forell passed away June 28, 2022, at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa, Idaho, with his three children by his side. Doug was 79 years old.  

He was born October 1, 1942, in Portland, Oregon, to Melvin and Margarette Forell. He graduated from McMinnville High School in 1960. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Fire Control Technician a short time before meeting his first wife, Lonnie Hemenover. Married for over 21 years, they started their family in the Willamette Valley, where his three children were born, Sandra Forell of McMinnville, Lorri Proffitt of Portland, Oregon, and Christopher Forell of Nehalem, Oregon.

Doug attended various colleges and spent most of his working years as a very accomplished carpenter and custom homebuilder. He loved the outdoors and taking photos of beautiful places and scenery along the way.  In his later years, he chose to retire in Sumpter, Oregon, where he had lived for the past 20 years.  

He was blessed with five grandchildren, Deseree Johnson and Zackery Pierce of McMinnville, and Ryan, David and BJ Proffitt of Portland, Oregon; and 11 great-grandchildren, all of whom he was very fond and enjoyed the time he spent with them. They will all miss their “Papa Doug” very much.  

Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Margarette Forell; brother, M. Gail Forell; and sister, Kathy Lea.  

We invite you to come and send your love as we lay to rest our beloved father, grandfather and friend.  A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. October 1, 2022, at Evergreen Memorial Park, 7961 OR-99W, McMinnville, OR 97128. A Celebration of Life will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the Bayou Manor in McMinnville, 9301 S.W. Bayou Dr., McMinnville, OR 97128. 



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