John Douglas “Dugan” Barr – father, husband, brother, friend to most everyone he met, musician, attorney, and all-around example of a life well-lived – passed away on November 29 at the age of 77.
A lifetime resident of the north state, Dugan was a remarkable individual. He truly enjoyed people, and nothing brought him greater fulfillment than being with his family and helping people in need.
Dugan was born April 3, 1942, in Yreka, California, where his worldview, though singularly and vocally his own throughout his life, was no doubt a legacy of his parents, Everett and Edna Barr. Dugan was incredibly driven. At 13 he became an Eagle Scout—one of the youngest ever. He was an accomplished sharp-shooter for National Rifle Association shooting competitions, and proudly played the trumpet in the Yreka High School band.
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