Obituaries

Richard “Dick” D. Doak

doakdickd.jpgDick Doak, 75, Shelton, passed away at his home on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. Dick was born on October 27, 1935 to Donald and Velma (Anderson) Doak in Clark, South Dakota. At age 2, he moved with his family and settled in the Skokomish Valley. He graduated from Irene S. Reed High School in Shelton in 1954.

He served in the US Naval Reserves for a brief time before becoming a produce manager for retail grocery stores working in Seattle, Burien and Shelton. Dick enjoyed life to the fullest. In his younger day he enjoyed cars and driving. He was a terrific shuffleboard player, playing on leagues for many years and honored in the Shuffleboard Hall of Fame. He also enjoyed boating, sailing and going on cruises with his close companion, Peggy. He liked playing computer games and playing cards. Dick had a wonderful sense of humor, liked telling jokes and was known to push one’s buttons. He delighted in taking the time to keep in touch with old friends and classmates with just a phone call. His cats, “Silky girl” and “Misty Mouse” brought him much joy, as did his family and friends.

Survivors include his love and companion, Peggy Holman; son, Richard Kallay, Seattle; stepdaughter, Dana Anderson; four grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Billy.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Skokomish Grange Hall on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 2:00 pm. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.