Douglas Octavius Coe

Douglas Octavius Coe

October 17, 1927 - July 18, 2018
Newport Beach CA

Douglas Octavius Coe

October 17, 1927 - July 18, 2018
Newport Beach CA


Douglas Octavius Coe

A long-time Southern California resident, Douglas Octavius Coe, passed away the afternoon of July 18th in his Newport Beach home.  Douglas was born on October 17, 1927, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kirk Coe of Topeka, Kansas.

While living in Kansas, he was a partner in the family company, Coe Seed Company.  Douglas worked many years as a financial controller for various employers and, at one time, owned several businesses in Santa Monica.

His many interests and activities during his long life included traveling, playing Party Bridge, attending musical theater, dining out and showing gaited and hunter-jumper horses.

Douglas served our nation at the end of WWII in the U.S. Navy and in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He is pre-deceased by his parents and life-partner, Joseph H. Heffner. His partner Glen Morse survives him.  Douglas was a gregarious, sweet, and fun loving man.  He will be sorely missed by his many friends.

A celebration of Douglas’ life will be held in September.  Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetary, Topeka, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hoag Hospital Foundation, 330 Placentia Avenue, Suite 100, Newport Beach, CA 92663 or a charity of your choosing.


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3 responses to Douglas Octavius Coe

  1. JIM brophy says:

    Jim Brophy….I will miss Doug –always smiling and pleasant. We attended the “Broadway ” series of musicals at Segerstrom Hall together with my spouse, David Koontz, and Doug’s partner, Glen Morse. . –for many years. It won’t ever be the same without him! We also enjoyed fellowship together for many years in our “Black Tie” dinner club —
    Doug and my spouse David were born in the same year–3 months apart–, and passed within 3 months of each other! They will be with us forever!

  2. Joe Baker says:

    With deepest sympathy, we will miss him!
    Joe Baker and Elliott Kornhauser

  3. Doug was a long time friend who really did enjoy dining out and travel during the years that I knew him. We participated in a bi-weekly lunch group in Laguna Beach as well as the Laguna Beach
    Black Tie club which brought us together monthly for some years. I will miss his presence now at the Black Tie dinners as will all the other members as well. My very best to Glen Morse.

    Trent Hofferber

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