Douglas VOLOSING (11/26/1924 - 01/07/2014)

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VOLOSING, Douglas An avid bridge player who loved travel, cars, and big band music, it was spending time with his family that was most important to Doug. He passed away January 7, 2014 at the age of 89. Born November 26, 1924 in Eureka, CA to Frank J. and Marie Volosing, Doug came to Spokane as a child and graduated from North Central High School in 1943. He married Edith Swanson in 1947 and graduated the next year from Washington State College with degrees in zoology and chemistry. Returning to Spokane, he joined the family medical and surgical supply business, which he operated for many years. Following the sale of that venture, he joined longtime friend Don Nichol offering business consulting services to medical and dental offices until his retirement in 1994. Doug was a professional musician, playing his bass fiddle in many big bands into his eighties. A member of the Spokane Downtown Rotary Club since 1966, his family served host to several exchange students both from Rotary and the American Field Service. He was a member of the Odin Club of Spokane, a life member of the Spokane Jazz Society, and went to Cougar Coffee each week. Following the death of his wife in 2010, his longtime friend Elaine Erickson became a companion and an important part of his life. The love and support she provided made him very happy. He is survived by two children: Craig (Karen Stevenson) Volosing, and Gail (Brian) Hunter; and three grandchildren: John Cadagan, Mikayla Hunter and Kyle Hunter. His daughter Diane (Dan) Cadagan predeceased him, also in 2010. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane, Salem Lutheran Church, or the Spokane Jazz Orchestra. Please visit Doug's on-line memorial page at to leave a message of condolence. Arrangements entrusted to:


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Published in Spokesman-Review on Jan. 12, 2014
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