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Glen Abbey Memorial Park & Mortuary

3838 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA

OBITUARY

Douglas "Doug" Clinton Basinger

April 3, 1961September 8, 2020
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Douglas "Doug" Clinton Basinger, age 59, of San Diego, California passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Doug was born April 3, 1961 in Lima, Ohio. He was an incredible father who is survived by his two sons Jonathan and Dalan, and his two daughters Anissa and Janai.

A visitation for Doug will be held Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Glen Abbey's Main Chapel, 3838 Bonita Road, Bonita, California 91902. A private memorial service will be held Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Glen Abbey's Harbor View Canopy, 3838 Bonita Road, Bonita, California 91902. A burial will occur Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 11:30 AM. Following the burial a private reception will occur from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Glen Abbey's Harbor View Canopy, 3838 Bonita Road, Bonita, California 91902.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.glenabbeysandiego.net for the Basinger family.

Services

24 September

Celebration of Life

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Glen Abbey's Harbor View Canopy

3838 Bonita Road
Bonita, California 91902

24 September

Reception

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Glen Abbey's Harbor View Canopy

3838 Bonita Road
Bonita, California 91902

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

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Douglas "Doug" Clinton Basinger

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Abiata Figueroa

September 17, 2020

I can't even start to express the sadness that this causes, Doug was a very smart and kind man. I knew him as my uncle and I never stopped seeing him with those eyes. He was always very polite, caring and always had something to say to make me laugh. I have amazing memories from him since I was little, always willing to help and thinking about others. To his kiddos, know that no matter what happened in other scenarios he loved you, for you. I remember hearing about what he would do for all four of you guys and know you were everything for him. Since you guys were little you were his pride and joy. He will remain in my thoughts, memories & heart forever. To his family members, you will remain in my prayers, hoping for the peace in their minds and heart.

Tracy Walton

September 17, 2020

To Douglas' family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss. His passing is tragic, as he has always been a kind, giving soul, who cared about and served others.

Douglas was my friend for many years with a supportive ear and kind words whenever I needed help. Over the years, when I was sometimes looking for work or life guidance, Douglas always was a supportive, astute, sounding board. He has been a good friend to me for may years. If I could have picked another brother, it would be Douglas.

May God comfort you, and may you find peace in your memories of him.

Love, Tracy Walton

Duane McElderry

September 17, 2020

Ann Basinger-Silone

September 17, 2020

On Behalf of the Basinger family and honoring our Mother Grace and our Brother James, we extend our sympathy in your time of need.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Robert Sr, Bill, Bob, Ann and Carol

Juanjo Malo

September 16, 2020

Growing up unfortunately my father wasn't around much, so as a small child, when my aunt married Doug and he became my uncle and later my godfather he showed up to fill that void. I still remember growing up, our yearly trips to Jack Murphy Stadium to see the monster truck rally. Or the fact that he took me on my first Real camping trip. Or when he would take me to the video arcade by his house and let me play for hours. Although no memory is perfect, I'd like to say that when it came to uncle Doug and myself it was pretty darn close! He was always kind, supportive and loving. RIP Tio Douglas

Lauren Familiar

September 16, 2020

Mr Basinger was a light and sweet soul I was lucky to have met. I knew him because he is the father of my best friend. Every time I would see Mr Basinger he was like family. He had open arms and provide support in any way. I lost a partner in the same way Mr Basinger did. When he found out what happened to me he gave me advice that I had never been given before. His empathy was unmatched. Anissa and I knew he had his own demons that he was battling, but nonetheless he was a savior to anyone who needed saving. I will always be grateful for the memories I had with the Basinger family. I will always be grateful for him opening up his home to me when I was spending a christmas alone. I will never know the pain his family is enduring, but I miss him like a loved one too. Rest in peace Mr Basinger. I hope you’re somewhere feeling all the self love and comfortability you deserved here.

WADE MCELDERRY

September 15, 2020

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Biography

“What does the future hold.” That is what Douglas Clinton Basinger believed about life. Doug thoroughly enjoyed understanding how things worked. He possessed an inquisitive and confident nature matched with a versatile and agile mind.

       His parents were Ken and Connie Basinger. Doug was raised with 3 siblings. He had one younger brother, Roger, and two younger sisters, Deborah and Susan.

      As a young boy, Doug could be found building and inventing new and different things. He was a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, part of the 4-H, and of the First Baptist Church of Lima, Ohio. In his spare time he liked to snow ski, water ski, and watch college football and baseball. Doug's childhood most memorable achievement included training his long-time dog Bridgette for the 4-H competition where they won 2nd place in the county.

      He graduated from Shawnee High School in 1979, his favorite class being Biology. He then earned a dual Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Franklin University in 1985.

In his college years, Doug continued to stay active by jogging every day, playing golf, and swimming. Doug was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were football and baseball.

      Doug's remarkable talent for being inventive influenced his relationship with his children. He would create original, clever and fun games for his kids and always found a way to make everyday events, even chores, enjoyable to them. Doug was blessed with four children, two sons, Jonathan and Dalan, and two daughters, Anissa and Janai. He was also blessed with 1 grandchild, Kastiel. Someone who was quick to laugh, Doug found it easy to spend lots of time with his children.

In his adulthood, Doug was known to be quite the music video fanatic. Coming home from work, or an early weekend morning, you would find Doug watching all different types of music videos. He had a deep passion for music which he shared with his children, making sure there was always music playing in the background at home or never having a quiet car ride.

       Doug was a focused worker with a strong drive for achievement. His personal initiative inspired those around him. His primary occupation was in Health Care where he worked his way up to be an Administrator for over 25 years. As a nursing home administrator, he went above and beyond his role, and loved building a friendships with his residents. He was so highly regarded and loved by each one of his residents and employees.

      Faith and religion were important to Doug. He was a member of the Christian Church. His keen interest and strong values led him to become active in his community. He aided the community volunteering at the After Care Program helping alleviate poverty.
     
Having the opportunity to visit and explore a new place always intrigued Doug. Traveling and going away on vacations offered yet another opportunity for Doug to expand his ever-growing inventory of knowledge. Favorite vacations included his Europe trip with his two older children, discovering the beaches of Mexico especially Puerto Peñasco with his two younger children, and exploring the deep waters and jungle's of Jamaica.

      Doug was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of Doug's favorites was Canelo, a Golden Retriever dog. They were best friends for 13 years.

       He is survived by his mother Connie; his children Jonathan, Anissa, Dalan, and Janai; his grandchild Kastiel; his brother Roger and his sisters Deborah and Susan. Services were held at Glen Abbey Memorial Memorial. Doug was laid to rest in Glen Abbey Memorial in San Diego, California.

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