Douglas M. Doane, 68, of Amarillo died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.
Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church with Monsignor Joseph Tash as celebrant. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Douglas was born March 1, 1943, in Fort Worth to Bruce and Mary Kaye Witte Doane. He received his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Idaho in 1964. Douglas was also a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas for many years.
Douglas had a lifelong passion for trains and railroading. His greatest joy was designing, building and repairing railcars of all scales. Working for 35 years in the rail industry, one highlight of his successful career was serving 13 years as general manager of the Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway in Colorado. The past 6 years he worked as Quality Assurance Manager at Progress Rail Services in Amarillo where some of his last and most memorable special projects included full restoration of cabooses. He was very involved with the 1/8 scale live steam hobby and enjoyed memberships with both the Northern Pacific and Burlington Route historical societies.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Linda Siebold.
Survivors include a sister, Laurie Zupsic and husband Charles of Portland, Ore.; a brother-in-law, David Siebold of Kosse; three nephews, Bruce Siebold and wife Lacey, Nick Siebold and Zach Zupsic; two nieces, Mariel Zupsic and Emily Zupsic; a great-nephew, William Siebold; and a great-niece, Ashley Siebold.
The family suggests memorial donations to Faith City Ministries at www.faithcity.org; or to Colorado Railroad Museum at www.coloradorailroadmuseum.org.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at the funeral home.