Douglas MacArthur

December 21, 1947November 4, 2012

After courageously battling cancer, Doug MacArthur passed away at his home on November 4, 2012, 64 years after his birth on December 21, 1947, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Doug married his high school sweetheart, Joan, in 1966. They moved to Chicago where Doug began working for Bridgestone/Firestone and where he was still employed at the time of his death, having given 45 hears of service. After 17 years in the Chicago area, he was transferred to California and spent the next 29 years in Covina. In April, Doug and Joan moved to Four Seasons in Beaumont, California to embark on the life of retirement.

Grateful for his devotion to his family and having shared his life are his wife of 46 years, Joan; two sons, Michael of Channahon, Illinois and Steven of Star, Idaho; two daughters, Christine Bernier of Mission Viejo, California and Karen MacArthur of San Dimas, California; eight grandchildren, Jordan, Perri, John, Charlsey, Grayson, Seth, Joey and Gage; daughter-in-law, Tracie MacArthur; son-in-law, Richard Bernier; brother, Darrel MacArthur of New York and a multitude of extended family and friends. Doug was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Merlyn.

Greatly missed by all who loved him, he will forever be in our hearts as a loving husband, father, grandfather and good friend as well as a loyal and honorable man.

Memorial service Sunday, November 18, 2012, at 11:00 AM, Weaver Mortuary, 1177 Beaumont Avenue, Beaumont, California. To view a video of Doug's life, please go to

Arrangements were entrusted to Weaver Mortuary, Beaumont, California


  • Memorial Service Sunday, November 18, 2012

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Joan MacArthur Feistner

November 21, 2012

Dear Joan and Family,
Our South Dakota MacArthur family wants to express our sincere sympathy to you all. We will never forget his smile and sense of humor. Take care... Joan MacArthur Feistner

Kul Dosanjh

November 15, 2012

Chris and Family: We are deeply sorry for your family's loss. We love you and are here if you need us. CEP Family, Orange Coast Memorial

Jayne Thompson

November 14, 2012

Dear Joni,
I am so sorry to hear about Doug. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers every night. I wish that there was something that I could do for you, just know that you are thought of and that I am sending you a big hug.

November 13, 2012

Douglas Macarthur Family,
May you find comfort in knowing God will never leave us in time of trouble Grieving is never easy. Rely on family and friends for comfort.

Dennis & Debbie Seel

November 13, 2012

Dear Joan and Family,
We can not even to begin to tell you how much Doug will be missed. We have been friends for many years and you both have been such a big part of our family. We love you all and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if we can help you in any way.
Your Friends Always,

November 12, 2012

We are so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.
May God bless you and your family.
Judy and Mike Puczyk

Diane Swailes

November 12, 2012

My Dearest Joanie
I am so sorry to learn of your loss. I do not know any words to ease your pain, but please know that you and your family are in my daily thoughts.

Sue & Bob Cooper

November 11, 2012

Dear Joan and Family, as one of your newest neighbors on the street, we are so sorry that we did not have the opportunity to get to know Doug. That truly is our loss. You and your family are in our prayers and if you ever need anything, please call us. May God bless you during this difficult time. Sue and Bob Cooper

November 10, 2012

Dear Joan and Family, as your next-door neighbor, we had the opportunity for short little visits with you and Doug a number of times before he was diagnosed. Just like you Joan, we thought there would be pleanty of time to develop a friendship but unfortunately, that was not to be. Words are so inadequate when expressing sorrow for you and your family's loss but, we are so very sorry. Let us be a neighbor you can call on. We keep you and your family in prayer, Ed and Kathy Stout

Kim and Richard Larini

November 9, 2012

Dear Joan and Family, it is unfortunate that your new neighbors didn't get the chance to get to know Doug better. We are sure this is a freat loss for all of us. It sounds like he was a wonderful man and husband. Please know you and all your family are in our hearts and our prayers at this time. Your friends and neighbors, Kim and Richard Larini