Douglas Wayne Rauss, 53, departed this earth Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005.
Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, Mission Funeral Home Serenity Chapel (South), Austin. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at the funeral home.
Douglas was born Oct. 13, 1951, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
As a military dependent, his childhood was spent in San Antonio, the Azores, Maine and Hawaii.
He graduated as valedictorian of Paschal High School in 1970. He attended Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., where he earned a degree in English. He then moved to his beloved Austin, where he since resided.
Doug had many talents, a very giving heart and a most tender soul. His departure has deeply saddened all who were privileged to have him touch their lives.
Douglas was preceded in death by his father, Wilhard H. Rauss; and his mother, Alma Rauss, both of Fort Worth.
Survivors: Sisters, Paul Rauss, Lois Foy and husband, Dave, Susan Walker and husband, Joe and Pam Rauss; nephew, David Foy Jr. and his wife, Pam and their daughters, Madison and Alexis; niece, Kathi Ulmer and her daughter, Kaitlyn.
Published in the Star-Telegram on 9/4/2005.