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Carl and Carolyn Douglas

J. Clark Douglas was born in Des Moines, Iowa April 15, 1936. He is the only son of Louis A. and Edna Marie (Clark) Douglas. Clark attended Hopkins Grove School through the fifth grade, before moving to Madrid, where he graduated from Madrid High School in 1954, and from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, in 1958. On January 30, 1965, he married Carolyn Elaine Grady, daughter of the late Keith E. Grady and Minnie (Craven) Grady, of Boone, Iowa. Carolyn was born in Boone, on May 11, 1943, and attended the Ogden schools until moving to southern Iowa at the age of ten, where she attended school at Melrose, Lovilia, and graduated from Albia High School in 1960.

Carolyn has one brother, Bob Grady, and one sister, Evelyn Kruse, both of Boone, Iowa, and nine halfbrothers and sisters: Leone Sink, of Seattle; Dale McCoy, of Beaver, Iowa; Anselma Hermann, of Huxley, Iowa; Dean McCoy, of Boone, Iowa; DeWayne McCoy, of Newton, Iowa; Mary Anderson, of Boone; Jim McCoy, of Oregon, Illinois; Jerry Grady of Boone; and Etta Grabau, of Norwalk, Iowa.

Clark commutes from Madrid to The Bankers Life Company, in Des Moines, where he is an assistant director of the Company. Clark has been employed by Bankers Life since September, 1959. Carolyn worked for Bankers Life for several years, and is currently employed at the Larson Agency, in Madrid.

The Douglas' enjoy many hobbies as a family, such as fishing, bowling, and gardening. Carolyn also enjoys making and arranging silk flowers, crocheting, knitting, and cross stitch. Darren, their son, born June 30, 1972, is active in Little League, soccer, and the St. Paul's Sunshine Singers. They are also active members of St. Paul's United Church of Christ.

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