|Birth: ||Jan. 28, 1942|
|Death: ||Mar., 2012, USA|
Dan's time began 1-28-42 in Pocatello, born to Dr. Dan and Catherine McDougall.
Dan lived four complete seasons of life. The 1st season began in Pocatello with 9 years of wonderful childhood. After Dan's father died, he spent his formative years in Beaumont, TX, graduating from St. Anthony Catholic High School and Lamar University. After graduation, he was inspired by President Kennedy to "ask what you can do for your country". He joined the Peace Corps and was sent to India in 1965 for a two year teaching assignment. His next service was an invitation from LBJ to join the Army. Dan arrived in Vietnam in 1967 for a one year tour of duty. On Valentine's Day, 1970 he married his wife Jan, and recently celebrated his 42nd wedding anniversary.
The 2nd season of his life began in Oklahoma where he attended the University of Tulsa Law School. After passing the Bar, he returned to military service as a Captain in the JAG branch, achieving the rank of Lt. Colonel. Dan returned to Pocatello to serve Bannock County as the Chief Deputy Prosecutor. In 1981, Dan served the city of Pocatello as the City Attorney and in 1983 was selected to serve the state as a Magistrate Judge for the Sixth District. This position leads to the next season of his life.
Dan was the Juvenile Judge for 10 years. He was proud that he helped create the Juvenile Justice facility for Bannock County, and implementing the Drug Court program. The CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) program was established under Dan's leadership. Dan was honored by the Idaho Supreme Court in 1994 when he received the prestigious Kramer Award that recognized his involvement in the creation of CASA. After 10 years Dan decided to leave the Juvenile Court and return to the responsibilities of a magistrate judge.
The last season began when Dan retired after 21 years of service in 2004. He and his wife loved traveling to visit his children. He enjoyed spending winters and springs in Arizona, especially watching MLB spring training. He loved the history of the Vietnam and Civil Wars. Dan loved talking sports with his son, and current events with his daughter. His love of the outdoors took him to the Tetons, Yellowstone and Sun Valley every year.
The family would like to thank the caring personnel from Access Hospice Care who provided loving support in the last three months. If you so desire to honor Dan, memorials may be given in Dan's memory to CASA, 836 E. Center, St., Pocatello, ID 83201
Dan is survived by his wife, Jan, son Eddy and daughter Cathy (Daniel Georget, son-in-law), sisters Kathy Orr, Ann McDougall and Janie Wilkes. He is preceded in death by his brother Peter McDougall. His grandson Henri blessed him with endless joy and he always asked if Dan was happy. Dan can truly say that he is happy as he enters paradise. YOU will ALWAYS be a part of our life.
A time to visit with Dan's family will be from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 24th at St. John's Catholic Church on the ISU Campus, (917 East Lovejoy St.) with memorial services beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Church.
Created by: Annie
Record added: Mar 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87096348
Added: Mar. 20, 2012