Douglas Romer Coe July 16, 1919-October 22, 2008 Doug was born in San Francisco and moved to Los Angeles as a baby. He was a proud resident of Manhattan Beach since 1955. He worked for the LA Department of Water and Power for 39 years, starting right out of High School. He worked nights so he could attend college. He was a student at Los Angeles City College for two years and transferred to USC until Uncle Sam said " I Want You". He served in the army from 1942-1946 as a radio operator with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was able to retire at age 58 to pursue other ventures. He was fortunate enough to travel all over the world including most points of interest in the USA. He was always happy to return home to "The Coe's Nest" at the beach. He walked the strand every day until the last couple of years of his life. He made lots of friends and he never met a dog he didn't like and the feeling was mutual. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Helen, daughter Judith Linhares, grand daughter Amanda Mason and two great grand sons, Zackery Douglas Mason and Chace Mason. Son in law Stephen Spretnjak and grandson in law Mark Mason. A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, November 30th, 2008 at 11:00 am at the Redondo Beach Elks Club 315 Esplanade Ave. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in his name to the Elks National Foundation 2750 Lake View Ave. Chicago IL 60614-2256, or your favorite charity.

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  1. God Speed Doug. It was a great pleasure knowing you and Helen. You were an ardent supporter of the Elks and Boy Scout Troop 655, Redondo Beach. We made many happy memories together at the Elks functions and our coffee stops at your home. Thanks Don

  2. For the several years that he and I crossed paths on The Strand. I only knew him as “Doug” and he know me as “Mike”. Nevertheless like many of the dedicated morning walkers, we looked forward to that ritual of meeting and exchanging a few words to start off the today on a positive note. Usually that would include Doug asking if I touched the bollard at the end of The Strand at 45th Street, otherwise my walk wasn’t official. Now when I touch that bollard, I’ll think how he brightened the day for all of us on The Strand.

  3. Dear Family of Douglas Coe, I am sorry about the lost of your loved one. Words cannot describe feelings in a time like this. Many have found comfort in the Bible’s promise of seeing our past loved ones again. Please take care of yourselves.

  4. We love Doug and Helen, next door neighbors for years, and now miss Doug’s friendly face and warm heart. We just can’t believe he’s gone. He was best buddy to our wonderful bull terrier Bullet for many years and a great neighbor. Love to Helen and family.

  5. Doug was a good Elk and a kind man. I am just learning of his death today so I wasn’t at the Lodge like I would have liked. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss

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