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Douglas Grant Coglizer

August 23, 1940 ~ August 25, 2021 (age 81)

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Doug was a much beloved husband, life partner, father and friend. Doug will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed.

Doug was born to Evelyn and Orville Coglizer on August 23, 1940 in Scottsbluff Nebraska and died at age 81 on August 25, 2021, in Spokane Washington, from Glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer with no known cure.

Doug graduated from the University of Idaho in 1962 and embarked on a 27 year career as a Metallurgical Engineer, working as a civilian, at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, in Bremerton, WA.

Christofer D. Coglizer was born in 1970 to Doug and his first wife, Alene (Klein) Coglizer.

In 1998, Doug and Judith J. Onthank (Jude) met and later married in Spokane WA where they resided. They were head over heels for each other and best friends.

Doug is survived by his wife Judith J. Onthank, son Christofer D. Coglizer (Karla), grandchildren Megan M. Coglizer and Mitchell J. Coglizer, cousin Janet Heppell (Steve), nieces Teri Tellevik and Kim Acuff (Kevin).

Doug loved life, his family and his friends. Was active and young at heart, wore a perpetual smile, twinkle in his eye and had inner happiness. His strength and courage were subtle and strong. Was loving, supportive, loyal, respectful, kind, always there for us. Brought out the best in us.


Doug loved to dance, loved music, loved to walk, and just be together. He loved to be home and he loved to travel. Played ping pong, corn hole, golf, tennis, ski, played Yahtzee and Cribbage with whomever wanted to take him on. Played Texas Hold’em with the “Poker Boys”, in the name of fun, winning an occasional penny, nickel or dime, at the group’s backyard casinos. Doug liked to build things with his hands. He designed or co-designed all kinds of things, then, made them. He enjoyed working on home improvement “Mr. Honeydoo” projects. Doug loved boating on rivers, lakes and cruising the high seas. He made and served up great food and beverages to friends and family, especially memorable Margaritas. He liked to read books, observe his surroundings and listen to what everyone had to say. Doug exemplified “life is good”, it is the way he lived life.

The celebration honoring Doug and his life took place at a lovely gathering of close friends and family who loved him, was loved by him, and, who were there for him during his brave and courageous fight against Glioblastoma cancer.

Many thanks to all who have made donations to Hospice of Spokane and to the American Cancer Society in Doug’s name. Anyone else wishing to make donations in his memory please mail to: Hospice of Spokane, PO Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99210 or visit website hospiceofspokane.org and follow the donate button.

 


 

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