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Kadjar, Douglas

Douglas Mirza Kadjar, age 48, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 10, 2015 surrounded by family and friends.

Born on October 4, 1966 to Bennie and David Kadjar, Doug grew up in Baytown, Texas, where he was an active member of Memorial Baptist Church and attended Ross S. Sterling High School. He went on to attend Lee College and Southwest Texas State University. Doug has called Hays County home since 1989. He married the love of his life, Brenna Troyan, in 2005 in Driftwood, TX.

Doug loved Jesus and knew Him as his Savior. He shared his faith openly and modeled Jesus’ love to those in his life. He was a good and faithful servant, teaching innumerable children and youth through the years that God loves and cares for them.

His happiest times were spent with his large and loving family on the San Marcos River. Carelessly swinging from the rope swing into the water, kayaking with his son holding on and waving to passers-by, and swimming with his daughters and their many friends all refreshed his spirit and kept him young at heart. It gave Doug joy to share his special place on the river with others.

Doug lived a life of selfless service. If there was a need, he volunteered. In recent years, he enjoyed being Hays Rebel Band Booster VP, a Highstepper and Choir Dad, and Cub Scout Leader to his son, as well as being active in many conservative political groups.
Deeply patriotic, Doug valued the Constitution and personal liberty. He believed the best way to preserve our rights was through participatory citizenship. He never missed an opportunity to vote and actively encouraged others to do the same.

Music flourished in Doug's life. He played trombone, shared his full baritone voice in choir, and exposed his children to a wide variety of music. Doug loved singing in tight four-part harmony, especially when sung for God's glory.

Doug was a family man who loved his daughters, his son, and his wife actively and deeply. He was brilliantly witty and filled his home with laughter. He would spin puns and craft word plays for sheer fun. He was adored by his family and will be greatly missed.

Doug is survived by his wife Brenna and their four children, Jenna, Jordan, Alyssa, and David; his parents David and Bennie Kadjar of Baytown; sister Julie Davidson and husband Vaughn of Bellaire; sister Jennie Brantley and husband Chad of College Station; father- and mother-in-law Bill and Sue Troyan; godfather Dr. James Moore of Baytown, numerous aunt and uncles, nieces and nephews, and an unending number of friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Darab and Marguerite Fowles Kadjar and Elmer and Edna Watts Gray.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8pm on Thursday, July 16 at Harrell Funeral Home of Kyle. The funeral service will be held at 2pm on Friday, July 17 at First Baptist Church Kyle. Internment will immediately follow at Kyle Cemetery on S. Old Stagecoach Rd.

Memorial donations may be made to Melanoma Research Alliance Foundation at or Foundation Fighting Blindness at


Mortuary: Harrell Funeral Homes