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DOUGLAS MICHAEL DUNBAR

PRINEVILLE HOTSHOTS  |  Prineville, OR

Douglas Michael Dunbar, born December 29, 1971, was raised in McKenzie Bridge, Oregon, surrounded by the Cascade Mountains he loved. Doug was an honor student, All Star baseball player, and award-winning saxophonist at McKenzie High School. He was an admired business major, only 15 credits from graduating at Southern Oregon State College. Doug began fighting fires for the Forest Service in 1990 to finance his education. He loved the camaraderie and hard work, and was in his second year as a Prineville Hotshot.

Doug had an intense love of family and the outdoors. He was an outstanding skier, and was pursuing a career in the ski industry. Doug had very high expectations for himself, and his beautiful smile and sparkling eyes always inspired those around him to do their best. You could not know Doug without quickly becoming a friend and part of his very large "family." We will miss his playful sense of humor and his quiet kindness.