June 20, 1940 – April 16, 2021
Douglas Alvord passed away on April 16, 2021, after a long illness. For the past few years he resided at Ridgewood Living Center in Washington, North Carolina, where received very good care. He continued to paint and write while living there.
Douglas lived in New England for a good part of his life, but in the past 30 years he has lived in North Carolina. He loved the climate, the people and the beauty he found there.
He was a multi-talented artist, sculptor, illustrator and author. He specialized in marine and nature art, and his work can be found in museums, private homes and as murals and in books. He was especially fond of children and offered them free instructions, focusing on encouraging creativity and a love of nature.
Some of his work can be seen on his website: http://douglasalvordart.com/
His work can also be seen locally at the Brown library in Washington, N.C. ,and a search for "Douglas Alvord" on the https://thewashingtondailynews.com/ site will bring up numerous articles about his artistic activities in Washington.
Douglas is survived by his sister, Cynthia Crawford and her husband Wayne Cripps of Norwich Vermont, and his niece, Eleanor Crawford-Cripps, of S. Burlington, Vermont.
Douglas was a devoted member of the Ashbury United Methodist Church.
There will be a memorial service at the Ashbury United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 24th, 2021 at 2:00 PM. All who knew Doug are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to:
- Asbury United Methodist Church
- 282 N Asbury Church Rd C/O James Reed Washington NC 27889
- or Partnerships for the Sounds (call 252 796 1000 to donate)
Paul Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve the Alvord family.
Saturday, April 24
Asbury United Methodist Church
88 N. Asbury Church Road
Washington, NC 27889