John Douglas 1926 - 2014 John Douglas, loving husband, father and friend passed away on February 19, 2014. John was born in 1926 in Yakima. After graduating from Yakima High School, he joined the Navy and served his country on a submarine in World War II. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1951 in Fisheries Management and began a 30 year career with the Washington Department of Game. He was a hatchery assistant, a biologist and retired as the Assistant Director. John was a Mason of Lodge No. 227 and a founding member of the Olympia Highlanders Pipe Band. John touched many with his love of the outdoors. He continued to hunt, garden and fish throughout his life, sharing that enthusiasm with his family and friends. John is survived by his wife Mary of 62 years; daughter Katie (Frank); daughter Jane (Darek); son Jack (Julie); six grandchildren; extended family and many friends. A celebration of his life is planned for July 26th at the Key Peninsula Civic Center from 2 to 5 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in John's name may be made to The Nature Conservancy in Washington.
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Published in The Olympian on Mar. 2, 2014