Douglas Loren Winterburn

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Douglas Loren Winterburn Douglas Loren Winterburn, 69, passed on peacefully November 14, 2015, at the Banner Casa Grande Medical Center, in Casa Grande, Arizona. He was born on April 23,1946, in Bellingham, Washington, to William Herbert Winterburn and Florence Mona (McCrae) Casey. Douglas grew up in Bellingham, Washington, and graduated from Bellingham High School in 1964. He attended Western Washington State College through his Junior year, majoring in Math and Computer Science. He spent his career as a programmer/software developer retiring from Motorola after working 35 years in the computer industry. Doug married Karen Kirkendall in 1971 in Olympia, Washington. They were married 44 years. Doug was initiated into the Port Townsend, Washington, Elks Lodge in 1967 and became an active member in the Casa Grande Elks Lodge in June 2009. He enjoyed golfing with his Elks buddies. He also golfed in and maintained the Fountain Hills Breakfast Club Golf calendar where he was a charter member since 1998. He was a master woodworker, making furniture for family and friends and especially loved making wooden toys for his grandsons. He and his wife created many memories traveling across the country with their fifth wheel. They both loved planning where their next adventure would take them. Doug is survived by his wife, Karen; his daughter, Myra Winterburn and son-in-law, Jim Aske, of Hanahan, South Carolina; his son, Forrest Winterburn, and daughter-in-law, Aracely, of Chandler, Arizona, and two grandsons, Kevin and Preston. Doug was preceded in death by his parents, William and Florence; two brothers Bill and Stephen; and two sisters Susan Shoemaker and Sharon Calabrese. His body was donated to MedCure for research purposes. The family will be notified when his ashes are spread at sea. A memorial service will be held at the Elks Lodge in Casa Grande, Saturday, March 12, 2016, at 1:00 p.m.
Published in Bellingham Herald on Mar. 6, 2016
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