Douglas James Conover

Douglas James Conover, 68, passed away on Saturday August 26, 2023, in Houston, TX. He was born on April 7, 1955, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Arthur and Jean Winifred “Winnie” Conover. Douglas is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Sharon Conover; triplet sons Jason Conover (daughter in law Alisha), Michael Conover (daughter in law Faith), and Brian Conover (daughter in law Danira); grandsons Grayson Conover and Braden Conover, brother Mark Conover (Martha Nitzberg); and numerous family members, colleagues, and friends.

He is reunited with his parents Arthur and Winnie Conover; grandson Bryson Conover; and his furry companions Buddy, Broomer, Simba, and Auggie.

Douglas graduated in 1977 from his beloved alma mater Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He worked for several high-end firms as a Civil Engineer including Bernard Johnson, Bechtel, and Dannenbaum Engineering. In 1987 he then went on to work for NASA/Johnson Space Center as a Civil Engineer where he proudly completed over 36 years of service.

Douglas collected many nicknames over the years, Doug, Dougie, Dougie Fresh, Prize, just to name a few. He was loved by many and never met a stranger. He adored his loving wife and the relationship they shared exemplifies a love that only grew stronger with time, inspiring all with their unwavering bond and companionship. He was a loving and devoted father and grandfather to those who were all proud to call him dad and grandpa. He loved being with his family and friends and any opportunity he had to make a joke or share a laugh, he took it. He also enjoyed coaching his sons’ teams when they were young and as a result ended up becoming like a second dad to many of their friends along the way. He was generous, loving, funny, and kind. His spirit will live on with us all.


Services are as follows:

Thursday August 31, 2023

 8:30-10:30am: Viewing
Crowder Funeral Home, 111 W. Medical Center Blvd, Webster, TX 77598

11:30am-2:30pm: Celebration of Life & Reception
Clear Lake Presbyterian Church, 1511 El Dorado Blvd, Houston, TX, 77062

3:30-4:30pm: Graveside Service
Forest Park East, 21620 Gulf Fwy, Webster, TX 77598


  1. Doug was such a wonderful man. He was a great coach for the kids. He will really be missed. Larry and I will really miss Doug. I pray for comfort for Sharon and the boys, Mona, and Larry Roberts.

    Mona and Larry Roberts
  2. Beautifully said. Doug was the sweetest guy. He was loved and will be missed by so many. Love to Sharon and the entire Conover family. May his memory be a blessing.

    Perri Fox
  3. I am saddened by the news of Doug’s passing. Doug was the sweetest guy up on the 7th floor of Bldg. 45 at NASA/JSC. I worked with a great group of people over for many years. I nicknamed him Dougie Pooh cause he always had kind words like Winnie the Pooh. His passing leaves an empty hole in the hearts of those who knew him but at the same time we fill it with so many good and happy memories of our friendship with him. My deepest condolences to his beloved wife Sharon and his beloved boys; his dear triplets and their families. May you rest in the Glory of God forever dear friend. Sorry I did not get to see you again after I retired.

    Dalia Bazan
  4. We are truly saddened by Douglas’ passing. What a wonderful person to be able to call him Friend. We have wonderful memories of “growing up” with Sharon and Doug in Houston in the 1981-85 timeframe: Many Friday night Happy Hours at Jimmy Walker’s, numerous Chili Cook-offs, and Mardi Gras celebrations in Galveston and New Orleans (my friend, Linda Brown). Most importantly, to see Doug caring for Sharon during her triplet pregnancy, celebrating the boys’ births, and observing the amazing coping strategies Sharon and Doug developed for the first few years with Brian, Michael and Jason. We’ll forever remember Doug’s consistent caring nature, his multiple questions about anything and everything, and his steadfast love for Sharon and the boys!

    Jim and Micci Burling
  5. Today i got a memorial marker for our grandchildren, But also got another for Douglas J Conover. I so much want to get this back to your family. Could you contact me at broshous00@ yahoo . com. Thank you

    Kathy Broshous

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