Blair Douglas McMillin ’84

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Blair Douglas McMillin on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. He was at home surrounded by his wife Chrissy and their children Callahan, Teegan, Delaney and Shea who collectively were the loves of his life. He is preceded in death by his parents Julia Jones and Blair Steele McMillin. Along with his wife and children he is survived by his brother and best friend James and sister Barbara Smith (Rick). Doug was born and raised in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania and summered at his family house in Chautauqua, New York. He spent a post graduate year at Williston Northampton and graduated college from Ohio Wesleyan where he was a stellar football and track star. After graduation he moved to the Roaring Fork Valley and resided in Woody Creek and Basalt for over 30 years. He made a living in construction and enjoyed his passions for photography, sailing, skiing and woodworking. Doug was a kind and gentle soul with a smile you could never forget. He had a kind word for all and if you knew him he considered you a friend. He had four rules for his children and the last one he lived by every day … Give more than you take.

Doug’s celebration of life will be held on January 25, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. 70 McCabe Ranch Road Old Snowmass 81654. All who knew and loved him are welcome. Warm attire and think about carpooling.

4 thoughts on “Blair Douglas McMillin ’84”

  1. Awww, Dougie, as we all called him. What sad , sad news. And it’s true: I remember him smiling … always. Sad loss for his family and our class.

  2. Nothing but great memories when it comes to Dougie…just a fantastic guy…still one of the best athletes I have ever met…used to love watching him dunk a basketball in the Williston gym then have that smile on his face after doing it…the kid could fly…God bless Doug, his family and friends…

  3. Overtaken with great sadness with the news that Doug had passed sometime ago.

    Like so many friends from Williston, he was unique and intrigued by the Whole concept of private school. I had spent the previous three years at Kent’s Hills school in Maine, And Was probably only excepted to Williston on my athletic prowess and close connection to then headmaster Mr. Corkery‘s son Matt.”Doogie “As I fondly remember him, was indeed a tremendous athlete as my “little neighbor “Bobby mentioned, He was a sweet kid who like so many classmates was a much greater human being than any physical talent they possessed. Will never forget the great trip we took together to Boston one weekend. He wanted to go have a look at Boston College and its campus. Upon arriving in Boston we had decided that neither of us had the grades for BC and our time would be better spent reveling in the greatness of Boston for the weekend! He and some friends of mine that lived there had a tremendous time and always will be cherished in my memories!
    I have been terrible about keeping in touch with my classmates from 84, and for that I apologize! I am however so glad to have heard that “Doogie “ Got married had children and was happy!

    To his family I am so sorry for your loss and have nothing but fond memories of your father, husband and friend.

    To the rest of you wonderful classmates at Williston I can only say “this has been Bob Shaw from Wichita” Slicko, Smoking Okun, Owen, Missiles & tanks Emi and my beloved little neighbor, and the English muffin king Brett Stoddard I hope you are all well and happy!!

    Maco

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