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Velma Marjorie McDougall

September 15, 1923 April 28, 2019
Velma Marjorie McDougall
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Velma Marjorie (Rathke) McDougall, 95, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Seaview Senior Living Community in Brookings, Oregon. She was born on September 15, 1923 in Lemmon, South Dakota to Louise and Fred Rathke with sister Marcella and brothers Orville, Dorlan and Dewey Rathke (all deceased). She left South Dakota at the age of 18 and moved to California where she met and married Frank H. McDougall in San Francisco on September 13, 1944. They had three children: Lynn Ann McDougall (deceased), and David and Scott McDougall. They were married until Frank’s death in 1997.
She and Frank lived all over California and finally following their boys ended up in Crescent City, CA where they built a lovely home in the redwoods and enjoyed golfing and the outdoors. Once again, they followed their boys to the Seattle, WA area where they lived in Richmond Beach, WA. She attended First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach for many years. Frank passed away in 1997 and Velma “Marjorie” stayed until 2016 when she accompanied Scott and Susan to Northern California. She lived at the Seaview Senior Living Community in Brookings until her death.
She will return to Washington to rest with her loving husband Frank at Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery in Seattle. She was a truly wonderful mother to her children as well as a friend to many; kind, generous and loving up to the end.
She is survived by her sons David (Donna) and Scott (Susan); granddaughters Chloe De La Mare and Sadie McDougall; grandson Woodrow McDougall and great grandson Tenzin Lehman as well as numerous nieces and nephews.


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