Margery A. Douglas, a lifetime resident of Hoquiam, died Friday, February 10, 2023. Margery, known by friends and family as Margie, Gramma Marge and GG, was born to Burr and Mary (Eberwein) Vance on May 6, 1928. She attended Hoquiam schools and graduated from Hoquiam High School in June 1946. While in high school she worked at Dart’s Stationary Store and Harris Grocery. Margie later worked for Langendorf Bakery, Lancaster’s Gift shop and as a designer for Wynan’s Florist.
On November 25, 1948, she married William (Bill) R. Douglas, and they soon started a family. Family time was spent together camping, clamming, and traveling. After 37 years of raising their family and working hard, Margie and Bill both retired in 1985 and spent most of their time on Hood Canal. Margie belonged to the Y Circle, Aquanotes singing group and volunteered at the Hoquiam Senior Center for many years. One of the highlights of Margie’s life was learning to drive and getting her first drivers license at age 62.
Sadly, she was preceded in death by her husband Bill, son and daughter-in-law Bill Burr and Emily Douglas and the son-in-law Bill Newman. Margie is survived by her daughters, Cookie Newman of Hoquiam, Marlene Boisvert of Olympia, family friend, Ron Montoure, of Hoquiam, who was like a son and her sister-in-law Barbara Peltola of Ellensburg. Margie also had five grandchildren, Bill Newman, Jeff Newman, Kris Dunn, James Douglas and Kendra Stevens. Additionally, she is survived by nine great-grandchildren, Walker, ReyLynn, Kathrynn, Belia, William, Kallan, Karsen, Kensley and Kaiyen.
An inurnment for Margie will be with her husband Bill in Sunset Memorial Park at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Hoquiam Senior Center and Harbors Home Health & Hospice.
A special thank you is extended to the nurses at Harbor Regional Hospital for the care of our mom during her extended stay and to Harbors Home Health & Hospice for the compassion for our mom during her final days.
Arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary in Hoquiam.
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