Douglas MacArthur Walker, born in Abilene, Texas in 1952 moved to Mississippi and spent his wonder years between Jackson and the family ranch. The 'ranch' where his forefathers had settled in the 30's arriving from New York to Mississippi. From his days as a boy he learned how to be a ranch hand growing up with his older brother and cousin during those early summers proved to be never a dull moment.
In those early years, it was common to see pictures time and time again the laughter, smiles, and gentleness that led him throughout his life. It's still common to hear many of the elderly generation talk about him being the 'favorite'. He and his first wife had two beautiful girls together. Dad was always best and funniest Dad ever growing up. When he married his wife whom he spent the last 22 years, they continued a life of strong family ties, travelling all over the world, sailing in destinations all over the world and living life which he loved to do to the fullest. "Dawg" to many of his friends was a renaissance man with many interests and areas of expertise, a raconteur, and frequently the most entertaining person in the room. His presence will be missed by all who appreciated the laughter he brought and the fun with which he enjoyed life.
We'll share pictures, videos, and
of the process,
as we go.
Douglas's ashes are back at the Eterneva labs, and we are ready to begin the journey to becoming a diamond. Now, Douglas's ashes will be put into a crucible that will go through a purification process.
When that is finished, his ashes will be carbon in the form of graphite. This is the material we will put in the diamond growth cell to grow his diamond. In your next update, you’ll get to see the graphite as we open the crucible for the first time. Stay tuned!
Listen to One of Douglas's Favorite Songs:
Douglas had so many. One of the first artist that come is Doug Saum and Mendocino. He was from Austin but left to go to California. When Douglas and I first met, he played for me Leon Russell's Pisces Apple Lady, also a long-time favorite as I am a Pisces.
Douglas’s ashes have been purified and are now pure carbon in the form of graphite. The purified ashes are on their way to Germany where the best of the best memorial diamond growth scientists work. There, they will put the graphite into a growth cell and then into a machine that mimics the earth’s mantle in pressure and temperature. Soon, we’ll be sending an update of his rough diamond!
Doug’s rough diamond is beautiful! Now, the diamond will head for cutting by Eterneva’s master diamond cutters. Master diamond cutters spend decades perfecting their craft, and hand cut every single facet of the diamond. Diamonds have upward of 58 facets.
Here is the picture of the amazing rough diamond -
Doug’s diamond has been cut, polished and graded. It is absolutely perfect, and so brilliant! This remarkable transformation and journey is almost complete. Next, the diamond will begin planning for the homecoming. Here is the picture of the cut diamond!
When we lose a remarkable person, the most important thing we can do is keep talking about them!
The purpose of this page is to celebrate Douglas. By recording stories about him, we allow future generations to get a sense of who he is (versus impersonal facts in an obituary).
Leave a comment below to share a positive memory you have about Douglas, or a way he influenced your life! Condolences are kind, but please hold this space for positive stories & memories about him.