Douglas 'Doug' Ray Hogue
Douglas "Doug" Ray Hogue, 65, of Hagg Lake passed away on August 4, 2019 at his home. A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at the Sain Creek Pavilion, Hagg Lake in Gaston, Oregon.
Doug was born on September 27, 1953 in Portland, Oregon. He was one of four children born to Harry and Elizabeth (Kingsbury) Hogue. He was raised in Portland and graduated from David Douglas High School in 1971.
Following school, Doug started working at the US Steel Mill in Portland. He then applied for a job as wheelchair driver for CARE Ambulance. Once employed he quickly moved
up to EMT, a job he enjoyed his entire career.
Doug met his future wife, Kathleen (Kathy) Hansen, while at work. Kathy was a nursing student and was assigned to ride along in Doug's ambulance. They soon began dating
and following a short courtship, they married on September 10, 1977 in Portland. They have two sons, Cable and Zachary and they raised them on their property by Hagg Lake.
Following an accident in 1982 that forced him to retire from his career, Doug became the family's caretaker. He not only ran the household, but was also a huge presence in the community. He started Gaston's first Little Guy football program and enjoyed coaching the boys' football and baseball teams.
Doug was the neighborhood's fix-it man. He was the "go to" mechanic, plumber, and roofer. There wasn't a project he wouldn't tackle. He was also a talented well witcher. He
was skilled at locating the water and identifying how deep to dig the well to reach it. He never missed.
Doug loved the outdoors, enjoying camping, hunting and hiking. Family camping trips were the highlight of every summer. Most recently, he and Kathy enjoyed the vacation they had dreamed about since they married. They took an Alaskan cruise to celebrate their fortieth wedding anniversary. Doug had a great sense of humor and loved to tease. He never complained about anything and was always quick to lend a hand. He was the best cook and will be remembered especially for his manicotti and lasagna.
Above all, Doug loved his family and friends, and adored his grandbabies. They were truly the light of his life. They definitely all adored Grandpa right back. When told of his passing, Grandson Jacobi asked "but who's going to be the funny one now?" Those will be big shoes to fill.
Doug's parents, his father-in-law, Bill Hansen, and his
brother-in-law, Jim Hansen preceded him in death.
He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 42 years, Kathy; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Cable and Irais Hogue of Forest Grove; Zachary Hogue of Gaston; a sister, Vickie Smith of Everett, Wash. and two other siblings; three grandchildren, Jacobi, Juniper and Coral; his mother-in-law, Doris Hansen of McMinnville; sister-in-law and brother-inlaw, Cindy and Tim Bowman of Salem; and
several nieces and nephews.
Services provided by Duyck and VanDeHey Funeral Homes.