Steven Douglas Deemer
(1960 - 2013)

Steven Douglas Deemer
Nickname: Doug

Pennsylvania, United States of America
February 27, 1960

Arizona, United States of America
June 10, 2013

Guest Book
I miss you so much dad. Its hard to believe that you have been gone for two years. It seems like yesterday that we were at your FUNeral. I love you forever.
Amanda Deemer (daughter)
June 10th, 2015
Dear Deemer family,
I have just heard about Doug's passing. I wish I would have known sooner.
I worked with Doug at the Arizona Department of Education.
He always came to me as an HR professional. I also spoke with him frequently, I always thought of him like a dad. I really wish I would have found out sooner.
I remember he could always be counted on. I asked him frequently to go above and beyond his Career and Technical Education role, to help with events and I always trusted having him as part of our event coordinations.
I hope Benjamin is well, I think of him frequently, and wish we would have spoken when he left ADE. Benjamin (aka Benji) it has been too long since we have talked. Please call me so we can catch up 623-229-6981. Deemer family, I know you will carry on your dad's legacy and traditions.
Stephanie Denny
Stephanie Denny (Co-worker)
February 18th, 2015
I miss you, dad.
Amanda Deemer (Daughter)
September 10th, 2013
Dear Ruth and Family, Words cannot express, nor emotions convery, how sorry I am for your loss of Doug. As my executive assistant, Doug was my right hand at work, and my confident on countless occasions, conversations and issues. Doug would always research and give me a straight answer to any question or task, and my life was made so much easier by trusting Doug to handle my daily and travel schedules, my deadlines on critical issues and information, and to be my source of information on the myriad of issues that I did not have time to address on a daily basis. I admired his convictions, and always enjoyed our debates when we saw things from a different perspective. He never stopped talking about how proud he was of his family, including foster children. Ruth, it was always so fun to see how he so thoroughly enjoyed your cooking and the 'treats' that he would come to work with; and was willing to share with me and others. He will be sorely missed, but even more importantly, will be remembered and admired by those who had the pleasure of meeting and working with him. Please know that the entire Deemer family will be in my and Sara's thoughts and prayers in the days, weeks, and months to come. My life was made better because Doug Deemer was a part of it. Milt Ericksen.
Milt Ericksen (Supervisor)
June 28th, 2013
Doug - I have missed your wit and wisdom. You always made me smile. I know I'll see you again in heaven. Blessings and peace on your family...until you all meet again. --Kathy
Kathy Bowersock (Friend/Co-worker)
June 26th, 2013
To all of Doug's family,

Our hearts and thoughts are with you as you celebrate Doug's life here on earth! We all know where he is now, rest assured he has found Wally Ruth up there somewhere and the two of them will keep heaven's audience laughing!

Doug holds a special place in our hearts!

Love to you all,
Melinda & Gay Tucker & Newton (Friend of Doug's)
June 26th, 2013
Doug will be greatly missed by everyone who loved him. I have such great memories of living next door to Aunt Sally, Uncle Jerry, Cam and Doug. There was always something going on, family dinners and playing in the woods, playing in the tree house,the player piano. We had such a fun time together. We are praying for all of you. Love you all!
Ree McMullen (cousin)
June 20th, 2013
Ruth and Family,

Doug will be greatly missed. I worked with Doug all the years that he worked at ADE. He was our "big brother", always being there for us. My heart hurts for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Doug, thanks for the memories.
Sheila (Sam) and Joe Martinez (Co-worker and Friend)
June 18th, 2013
A very kind soul and ready smile who brought light into our lives, and his light lives on...
Deepest sympathy and more love to Aunt and Uncle, Ruth, Cam and Jackie, Amanda and Ben.
Doug, you are much missed and never forgotten...
Marianne Bleakney (Cousin by marriage)
June 18th, 2013
Sally and Jerry,
Dick sent me an email about the passing of your son. Am so sorry to hear about Steven. We would like you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and will ask God for healing and peace for you all.
Lots of love Bill and Carolyn
Bill and Carolyn Reichert (Friend of Sally and Jerry)
June 17th, 2013
I have fond memories of growing up next door to Jerry & Sally and babysitting Cam and Doug. Doug always had a sparkle in his eyes. So sorry for your loss so soon.
Karen Murphy (cousin)
June 17th, 2013
Ruth and family,
Doug was such a gentle and wonderful man. We are so honored and blessed to have known Doug. He was a good friend. You and your family are in our thoughts, prayers and always in our hearts.
Love & Prayers,
Kendra and Tim
Kendra and Tim McCaffrey (friends)
June 17th, 2013
I Am so very sorry for your loss. My Heart Felt Sympathy and Prayers to you and all of your family.
June 17th, 2013
Love-I miss you so much. I want to be with you. You made me feel loved and valued. I will love you forever.

Ruth Deemer (Wife & Best Friend)
June 17th, 2013
Even as a young kid Doug had a unique perception. Carefree, free spirited, truly one of a kind. Gone, but not forgotten.
Russ Bleakney (cousin)
June 17th, 2013
We will be praying for your family. Sorry we will be out of town for the memorial.
M/M Worth Wheeler
June 15th, 2013
My heartfelt sympathy to Doug's family especially to Jerry and Sally. Doug was one of a kind and will be missed. May God give you all the comfort that only His Spirit can give.

Love, Linda
Linda Stanton (Youth Group Spomsor)
June 14th, 2013
All the love in the world to Amanda and big Ben. What a fascinating man to have raised two of the most interesting, compassionate people I know.
Haley Nicholas
June 14th, 2013
Doug was an intrepid soul! Always up for another adventure! Fond memories of weiner roasts and homemade, handcranked ice cream on the weekends as we beat a path through the woods to each other's houses. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all--such a tough time. But God is good and holds Doug in the palm of His hand. It's just hard for the rest of us to let go.
Janine Cornett (Cousin)
June 14th, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Sonny and Marg St John
June 14th, 2013
Our hearts go out in love for all the Deemer families and also Doug's friends. Your loss is shared and we share in prayers for God's strength to be with each of you. We've known Doug since his childhood when he and our kids were together at Central Christian.
Lester and Donna LeMay (Friends)
June 14th, 2013
What a great picture. Just exactly what he looked like. He was a great little boy and a grown boy.Lots of memories. Aunt Lois
Lois Bleakney (Aunt)
June 14th, 2013
Such great childhood memories of the uniqueness of Doug! He was one of a kind. He wanted to live life his way, and overcame many challenges. We love you all and are thinking of you and praying for you as you mourn. All my love...
Bobbi Philson (cousin)
June 14th, 2013
Dad, this one's for you. I love you!
Amanda Deemer (Daughter)
June 13th, 2013
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Amanda Deemer
June 13th, 2013
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"I miss you dad. I’m feeling lost, scared, and confused right now. I wish I could talk to you. You always knew what to do."
Amanda Deemer
June 11th, 2019
"Happy birthday dad! I miss you..."
Amanda Deemer
February 27th, 2014
"There are no words to truly comfort you and the other family for your loss. I do know that God is in control and that Doug loved Jesus. Doug is no longer sick or suffering. Death is not a period but a comma. Love and prayers from Jackie"
Jackie Ramsey
June 23rd, 2013
"I'm so sad for Ruth and the family. I had the pleasure of attending a thanksgiving dinner with the family and even though he was ill, he still had a smile for us that day. He will be missed by all. God Love us all."
Mary Hayes
June 17th, 2013
"This may be a repeat. Just wanted to let you know that you are in our prayers, and so sorry for your lost. Love and Hugs God Bless you all Ruth and Bill"
Ruth Shira/Jacquemin
June 17th, 2013
"Sorry for your loss, to all of the family in your time of mourning, God Bless you all. Bill and Ruth"
Ruth Shira/Jacquemin
June 17th, 2013
"I love you so much dad. I hope that wherever you are there are plenty of baja's for my faja!"
Amanda Deemer
June 13th, 2013


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