David Allen McDougall, born June 27, 1954, in Seattle, Wash., passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 26, 2018. He was a graduate of Atascadero High School’s class of 1972 and New Mexico State University’s class of 1980, where he attended on scholarships for both swimming and water polo and earned his Bachelor of Science in Education.
David owned his own executive recruiting firm in the grocery business, AFI Executive Search, for over 30 years. He had a fascination with new ideas and innovations and was generous in sharing his deep expertise, offering guidance and perspective for start-up companies.
An avid sports enthusiast, David was very active in his community, serving as Chairman for the City of Corona’s Parks and Recreation for seven years, as well as serving as a respected soccer coach for AYSO and Corona United Soccer Club. He enjoyed spending time cycling, fishing, camping, and walking his two Mastiffs, Jackson and Gus, with his wife, Erika.
David was preceded in death by his father James Donald McDougall and by his twin brother and other half, Donald Arthur McDougall.
David is survived by the love of his life, Erika McDougall, and by his children, Jeremy, Devon, and Lauren. David is also survived by his mother, Byra McDougall, brothers Douglas and Kenneth McDougall, and sister LeeAnne Denney.
David McDougall will always be remembered as a lover of life and people, upbeat, optimistic with a kind heart and unique sense of humor. The Celebration of Life services are scheduled for Jan. 13, 2019, in Yorba Linda, Calif., and a private family camping trip will be held next summer in memoriam. The family asks in lieu of flowers that donations be made to The American Heart Association or to https://www.gofundme.com/dave-mcdougall-memorial-fund.