When you ask a dozen people for their memories of former Douglas County Engineer Mahmood Azad, you're likely to get a dozen different answers:
Scientist, teacher, engineer, mentor, fisherman, father, husband, friend, colleague, environmentalist, biologist, visionary.
Azad, 59, died of a sudden illness July 17, six weeks before he planned to retire.
For his colleagues in the county's community development department, and across Northern Nevada, Azad's loss is deeply felt every day.
Friends will gather Thursday to dedicate the Nevada Tahoe Conservation District demonstration garden to Azad's memory.
He had gone to work for the agency in August 2011 after …