Lemley Chapel
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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Douglass M. Brown Memorial
Douglass M. Brown Memorial

Douglass M. Brown

Douglass M. Brown

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

The world got a little darker when the light of Douglass Brown, 63, extinguished peacefully early the morning of October 16, 2018 after a yearlong battle with Al Amyloidosis.

Doug was born September 26, 1955 in Anacortes, WA and graduated from Anacortes High School in 1973.

He joined the Pipefitters Local Union 265 (now known as Local Union 25) in 1975.  Though he worked for many contractors from Nevada to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, he worked for JH Kelly for over 20 years before spending the last 10 years of his career as a Construction Coordinator for the Capital Projects Department at Shell Refinery, overseeing their larger and more complex projects.

Doug loved being on the water.  In the early years when work at the pipefitter’s union was slow, he would utilize his Captain’s license at Seawolf Charters transporting goods, materials and crewmembers from Cap Sante Marina to the tankers at the Refineries.  He also operated the vessel Leprechaun during those years, running fishing charters and transporting folks to and from Decatur Island.

On February 14, 1991, Doug married his best friend and love of his life, Tena Spaeth and they made their family home in Sedro-Woolley.

Doug developed the racing bug at an early age and was well known and respected at Deming and Skagit Speedways where he made lifelong friends.  The love of racing was passed onto his son, Mack.

Doug is survived by his wife, Tena Brown of Sedro-Woolley; mother, Mary of Anacortes; daughter, Becky (Andy) Lindsey of Puyallup; son, Joe (Dawn) Brown of Ferndale; daughter, Cassie Dalgliesh (David Amos) of Sedro-Woolley and son, Mack Brown of Sedro-Woolley; grandchildren, Ashley, Brianna, Lizzie, Levi, Gunner & Kodi;  sisters, Theresa (Tony) DenHartog of Bellingham and Elizabeth (Gary) Haeck of  Anacortes and brother, Jess (Christal) Brown of Anacortes.  He was preceded in death by his father, George Brown; dad, Joe Goodman and brother, Les Brown.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Amyloidosis Foundation would be appreciated.  The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Rosenberg, cardiologist and Dr. Jafari, oncologist of Mount Vernon, Dr. Libby, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Dr. Chang, UW Medical for their compassion and care.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Pipefitters local 26 Union Hall, 780 Chrysler Drive, Burlington, WA.  Please share memories of Douglass and sign the online guest register.

Go Cougs!


  • John Lee

    Sorry to hear of Dougs passing. He seemed great the week before. I will note this in my file.

    John Lee, CPA

  • Kim Martinez

    RIP Doug you will be greatly missed. We have so many great memories with you on and off the race track. My thoughts and prayers to all family members.

  • Barbara Self

    I am a better person for having known you. It has been a pleasure having you and your family in my life. R.I.P. Brother Brown.

  • J. Moore/Volunteer

    To the Family of Douglass M. Brown,
    So sorry to learn about the loss of your Dear Loved One, Douglass. Please know that so many people share your grief with you to help you through this difficult time of sorrow. Please accept my deepest condolences as we await the time when Christ Jesus will awaken all those who have fallen asleep in death; including your Beloved, Douglass.
    (John 11:41-44)

  • Chipper Darst

    You will truly be missed Doug, I will Always Love you Doug Brown!!!

  • Dusty Brady

    You will be missed. May the Lord lift your friends and family through this time of sorrow.

  • Sande Jenkins Sandbom

    My condolences on the Brown family’s loss. I remember Doug as my neighbor, the oldest of all Mary and Marvin’s children, when they lived at 13th and D in Anacortes, as a neighborhood playmate, and i remember his being in the pit at Skagit Raceway as a teen.

  • Denis

    RIP Doug You now are with the racing family on the other side You will be Missed

  • Linda and Mike Adkins

    You will be so missed by so many, Mr. Brown. You can now rest in peace.