Duane Lee McDougall


Duane Lee McDougall, 90, Aberdeen native and former inspector for the Red Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau, passed away on Monday morning, Jan. 25, 2021, at the Beehive Retirement Community in McCleary, Washington.

Duane was born on Nov. 2, 1930, in Aberdeen to Herbert and Delila (Ingalls) McDougall. He graduated from Aberdeen’s Weatherwax High School in 1948 and joined the U.S. Navy in July of 1948. He was stationed on the USS Hamner, DD 718, as a radio operator. He was honorably discharged in 1952.

He returned to Aberdeen and went to work for Grays Harbor Chair. In 1954, he went to work for Saginaw Shingle in Aberdeen as a tallyman. In 1963, he joined Red Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau where he became the Chief Inspector for the Pacific Northwest. He retired in 1993.

Duane married Nancy Richardson on Aug. 6, 1955, at the Aberdeen Presbyterian Church. She resides at the family home.

Duane was a member of the Aberdeen Eagles and the Aberdeen VFW. He enjoyed playing pinochle, card games and cribbage. He volunteered at the concession stand at Pioneer Park in South Aberdeen for the Babe Ruth League for over 13 years, and he also volunteered at the Tall Ships Project.

Duane is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nancy McDougall of Montesano; four sons: Randy (Ardell) McDougall of Hoquiam, Robert McDougall, James McDougall and Kevin (Lisa) McDougall all of Montesano; a daughter, Cindy (Gary) Newell of Elma; a brother Warren McDougall of Aberdeen; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Duane was preceded in death by a brother, Herb McDougall and two sisters: Marillee French and Wilma Scott.

Donations can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project at support.woundedwarriorproject.org

There will be a graveside service for Duane on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 at 1 p.m. in Fern Hill Cemetery, Aberdeen, Washington. Military honors provided by the U.S. Navy, Bremerton, Washington and the Grays Harbor All Services Honor Guard.

Arrangements are entrusted to Twibell’s Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen.