DOUGLAS PAUL BENNETT

Doug-001-(2)Doug-002-(2)DOUGLAS PAUL BENNETT passed to the Lord at the age of 51 on 13 May 2009.  Douglas passed peacefully in his sleep as a result of heart disease.  Douglas attended Grade School at the Snoqualmie Elementary school.  At Mt Si High School he was an accomplished wrestler and played the coronet with the band.  Following High School, Douglas had enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he was trained and assigned as an infantry mortar man during his first tour and reenlisted into the logistics field until the injuries he sustained forced him into a medical retirement.  Following the Marine Corps, Douglas tried his hand as a salesman selling specialty tools to auto body shops in the Los Angeles area.  Then he took up a career as a personal finance manager in the same area.  Finally he found himself back in the Snoqualmie Washington area and after graduating from college with a Degree in Business, Douglas pursued a career in crafting fine wooden furniture on a contract basis.  His woodworking gave him many hours of comfort and solace as his craftsmanship had become quite exceptional.  Douglas was a long time resident of Snoqualmie where he grew up and went to school until his passing there.  Douglas had a passion for poetry and was successful at getting several published.  He is survived by his mother Grace, father Robert Sr., and siblings Rita, Robert, Larry and David. Douglas. He also leaves behind his beloved dog and cat.  He will be remembered by many for his volunteer work at the Veteran’s hospital where he spent many hours consoling and cheering the other patients being treated there.  He will also be remembered for kind, soft and gentle nature in spite of this long endured illness.   Services will be graveside at the Tahoma National Cemetery at 1115 on 26 June 2009 and will include military honors.

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15 Responses to “DOUGLAS PAUL BENNETT”

  • Deanna Bennett says:

    My dear Uncle Doug,
    You will be missed by many. I have many memories I will cherish for the rest of my life.

  • Amy says:

    He died on 05/12/09.

  • Amy says:

    I will miss our phone calls. I will miss you telling me that you have a weird sense of humor! You were a kind hearted and generous person, Uncle Doug. Be at peace. Love you!

  • Robin Bennett says:

    May your kind hearted soul rest in peace. The family will miss you.

  • MAC DONALD FAMILY says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We know that Doug was loved very much by his family and will be missed. Remember that Doug is with God now and at peace.

  • Robert Bennett Jr says:

    Goodbye brother. I will miss the lively debates that we had twice a week to try to solve “everything”. The course you are on now promises a fair wind and calm seas

  • Dave Bennett says:

    Doug – A gentle giant that carried a smile and a
    sense of humor with him throughout his life.

    My brother was quick to help anyone in need. Everyone that new Doug can remember a time that he made you laugh at his antics. His wit and genuine concern for others was self evident.

    He left this earthly life knowing he had made it a better place while he was here.

    Doug will be missed by all and is now looking down on his family and friends with peace in his heart.

  • Janis Meredith Needham says:

    Doug, you became my friend in high school and I have never forgotten you through the 20+ years since I last saw you. Your quick smile, with a hint of the devil and your red hair. I remember how proud you were (and how proud we were of you) when you turned that corner in your wrestling career and became top at your game. All those pins hanging from your lettermans jacket.

    The Tahoma National Cemetary is a beautiful place. I will visit you my next trip to Washington. Where Heroes Lie. Rest in peace my friend.

    Doug visited me at work when he returned from boot camp. I did not recognize him! He stood so tall and proud in his uniform. That is how I will always remember him.

  • Jodie Buchanan Wilson says:

    Doug, you were always there as a good friend in high school. We always were joking with eachother. I have thought about you throughout my adult years and it always brought a smile to my face. We loved you and will miss you.

  • Ann Sutherland Davis says:

    My heart is sad to hear about Doug’s passing. Doug- I can recall your sweet, soft voice and your gentle spirit. So many fun and fond memories during wrestling season…keeping score for you wrestlers was a lot of fun (believe it or not)OK so I didn’t make “mat-mate” but dang I did do a good job of keeping score for you!! I think your football uniform was always the muddiest too – I think you worked harder than all the others! Love you Doug and I know you are at peace and keeping watch for those of us who will undoubtedly follow someday.

  • Dave Sutherland says:

    Ditto to what sister Annie says…my greatest memories too are “practicing wrestling moves with you and being crushed both in wrestling and football scrimmages. A soft spoken gentle giant you were…blessings to you and your family.

  • shannon Riley says:

    To Dougs family, I hope that by reading these comments about Doug will help ease the sorrow you must feel. Although many of us remember him from many years ago from High School it sounds like he didn’t change from the soft spoken gentle person that we all seem to remember. I especially remember at wresting matches that I wanted Doug to win more than anybody and the roar of the crowd when he did, it was GREAT!! Bless you Doug.

  • Darrick Johnson says:

    To the family of Doug, Doug was a wonderful friend. We chatted on the phone and emailed often. I had the opportunity to visit him as well as he would come to Chicago. I will miss him dearly.

  • dain perry says:

    semper fi brother.

  • Kevin Klutchko says:

    Doug,
    So often they praise those that have passed just from grief and sympathy. You were a TRUE friend, and a good, decent,and very uncommon man. The times we spent enjoying each other’s company in the LA area and infinite times on the phone will be with me forever as will your wonderful sense of humor and your laugh. When it is my time you are one of the people I hope will welcome me over. I miss you my friend.

    Kevin

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