Douglas V. Hart

Douglas V. Hart, 95, a longtime resident of Bothell, died August 6, at his home. He was born August 24, 1912 to Richard and Margaret Hart in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada.Doug and his family moved to Bothell in 1920. A proud graduate of Bothell High School (1932) and Metropolitan School of Business (1936), Doug went on to work at Frederick & Nelson until he was drafted into the Army in February 1941.Assigned to the 187th Engineering Combat Battalion, Doug fought in the Battle of the Bulge. As a driver stationed in Germany and France, he put over 3,500 miles on his Jeep during WWII. He was discharged from the Army in 1946 and returned to F&N, where he worked as a salesman in Floor Coverings. There, he met his future wife, Patricia, an elevator operator. They were married in 1961 and lived happily until Pat’s death in 1979. Doug retired from F&N, after 45 years of service. Never one to be inactive, Doug frequently went back to F&N to assist with sales and worked at Crustini’s in Bothell.Doug was an avid gardener and enjoyed spending long hours outdoors growing various flowers and vegetables. A longtime member of the Bothell United Methodist Church and a resident of Green Acres Park, Doug valued the many friendships and social aspects these com-munities provided. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Patricia; his sister, Dorothy (Floyd Hansen); and his son-in-law, Tore Olsen.Doug is survived by his daughters, Gail Olsen and Andrea (Roger) Hershey; his granddaughters, Brianna, Sara, Nora, and Jessica; and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Richard (Betty) Hart; their children, Rick (Marilynn) Hart and Sandy (Ron) Sorensen; and nieces and nephews.A celebration of Doug’s life will be held at the Bothell United Methodist Church on Saturday, August 23 at 2:00 p.m. Remembranc-es can be made to The Richard Hart Family Memorial Scholarship or 206-890-8346.