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Douglas Olson

Douglas Arthur Olson

Friday, April 17th, 1942 - Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
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Douglas Arthur Olson, 78, passed away on July 28, 2020 at his home in Coupeville, Washington. He was born on April 17th, 1942 in Los Angeles, California to Arthur and Jean Olson.
Doug grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. After high school he worked as a plumber and welder in Alaska’s construction industry, and later as a supervisor and safety specialist. He worked at, what is now, the Agrium fertilizer plant in Nikiski, Alaska from 1969 to 1997. Before he retired in 2011, he worked various construction projects in Alaska’s oil and gas industry.
Doug married Bonnie Mount in 1965 in Anchorage, Alaska. They were happily married for 55 years. Doug was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and remained active in the ministry work right up to the end. He enjoyed his dogs, assembling models and was an avid movie buff.
Doug is survived by his spouse Bonnie of Coupeville, WA; his sons and their wives Jeff and Michele of Kenai, AK, Jerry and Rebecca of Ocala, FL, Kiven and Amanda of Kenai, AK, Jason and Kalista of Minot, ND, and Joey and Sonja of Kenai, AK; his mother Jean Olson of Kenmore, WA; his sister Vicky Olson of Kenmore, WA; his grandchildren Brittany, Kyle, Harley, Hannah, Nevaeh, Jerikah, Jerod, Astrid, Morgan, Michaela, Mason, Malaya, Brandon, James, Josilyn, Jayden, John, Nadaleen, Hallee, Mia, Kate, Sophia, Skye, Alyssa, Jessica, and Jason, ; his great-grandchildren Austin, Payten, Nova, Raiden, Liam, Luca, Camber, Caster, James, Clark, Aliah, and Amaris Rose ; and his niece Tasha and nephew Shawn and other relatives.
Doug was preceded in death by his father Arthur, his brother Lenny, his son James, and his granddaughter Erica.
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Bethel Robinson

Posted at 05:08pm
I remember the first time I met Doug. It was December 2, 2005. He was helping build his mother's new house. Russ had phoned him in the morning and asked him to marry us right away. Doug said, "Sure, come on over to my mom's house". I ran to the store and bought a blouse and Russ and Alexandra and I arrived a few hours later. We stood in the kitchen of Doug's mom's house and he married us. We signed our marriage papers on the dining room table, thanked Doug profusely, and then went back to work at Russ' restaurant. Doug would come and visit Russ regularly in the restaurant to talk with Russ. I remember when he was deciding what kind of treatment to take for his cancer. After his operation he would come and visit Russ regularly. It was always a pleasant time when he was visiting in the restaurant. I have very fond memories of Doug. He was stalwart, loyal, and had integrity. He died loyal to Jehovah....the only thing that counts....he kept his integrity.....the only thing he could take with him to the grave. Doug was a great example of a great man.
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Mike Barrett

Posted at 11:53pm
I knew Doug for most of my life. He presented me with many opportunities to improve my life over the years. A supervisor, a friend, and a Co-worker. I’m Sad for all who knew him. Cya up the road a ways Doug.
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Robin Bogard

Posted at 10:37pm
Doug was a special man. He had a significant part in my life. We played racquetball. He gave me sage advice and many work opportunities. God bless all
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Charlie Mettille

Posted at 05:16pm
Doug was my boss at Unocal for many years. As. I look back he was one of the best bosses I had ever worked for.
Prayers for his family. Rest In Peace friend, Charlie Mettille
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James Cooper

Posted at 03:58am
To the family of Doug Olsen so very sorry for your loss. Working for Doug for those many years at the Unocal plant I was able to learn the welding and pipe fitting trade which allowed me to work the the trade until my retirement I know Doug will be greatly missed
James Cooper
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