Doug Hutter grew up in Everett, Washington, and went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from Washington State University. Doug and his wife of over 25 years, Eileen Derry have two grown children, Rose and Matthew. Doug worked his way up to management in the restaurant business but always felt he could do more to serve people. He began working part time at Solie Funeral Home in Everett and soon he realized how he could be of ultimate service to others. So, while continuing to work in Everett he began the process of fulfilling his passion by becoming a licensed Funeral Director. He was licensed 1996. He later followed that by attending Mt. Hood Community College where he received his degree in Funeral Science which qualified him for his Embalming License in 2009. Doug and his wife moved to Sedro-Woolley and joined the Lemley team in 2009. He became a partner in 2012.
He has been involved with the Boy Scouts of America and the Knights of Columbus, which accentuates his love for community service. He is also on the Advisory Board of PIMA Funeral Service Program.
Working in funeral service has brought Doug “closer to his Christian faith and has found that working in the funeral business has become a ministry” for him.