10/2/1944 – 10/15/2020
Doug was born in Fullerton, CA but spent his years growing up on lower Beacon Hill in Seattle, WA. As a teenager, Doug loved hanging out with his neighborhood friends at the local bowling alley (what they referred to as their “office”), working at McDonalds and creating so many wonderful memories that he would enjoy throughout his lifetime.
Doug had a love of history, particularly the Old West. He spent much of his time reading about mountain men, cowboys and Native Americans. His favorite book was “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” and read it countless times over the years. His favorite movie was Jeremiah Johnson with Robert Redford, and he was known to recite lines from it often.
His love of the Southwest led Doug and his wife Robbi to southwest Colorado where they enjoyed the beauty of the four-corners area. Doug loved Mesa Verde and enjoyed living close to and learning about so many Native American tribes.
Doug’s love of sports wasn’t a well-kept secret! He loved having the opportunity to coach his son’s Little League team and was a positive mentor and role-model in the lives of the kids he coached. He was a huge fan of Seahawks football, Mariners Baseball and University of Washington Husky football. And, Doug would want everyone to know that he will never forgive Howard Schultz for moving the Seattle Super Sonics to Oklahoma City!
Doug worked in the banking industry for many years as then as an appraiser for King County covering the greater Seattle area. He enjoyed his work, but his lifelong aspiration was to happily retire to Arizona, which he achieved and thoroughly enjoyed. Living on the golf course and improving his golf game over the past few years brought him so much enjoyment all while cultivating meaningful friendships.
Doug never met a stranger and was kind, generous and genuine to all he met. He was an incredible spouse, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and great grandfather.
Doug was the past president of the Apache Wells Lapidary Club and loved this wonderful community.
Doug is survived by his wife Robbi Weaver who resides in Apache Wells, his son Cody and grandson Miles who reside in Seattle, WA, his daughter Darci Rose of Kaysville, Utah, his daughter Jill Andrus of Chandler, AZ and grandchildren Brooke Andrus Shumway, Caleb, Jacob and Kyle Andrus and great grand daughter, Jane Cyprus Shumway.
May Doug’s spirit live on in each life he touched.