Apr. 10, 1924-Mar. 25, 2014
Andrew Joseph Douvier of Woodinville, Washington passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Andrew (Andy) was born on April 10, 1924 to Henry and Amelia (Mareck) Douvier in Holdingford, Minnesota. He was raised on the family farm, the fifth of nine children. At the age of 19, Andy moved to Seattle where he enlisted in the Army Transport Service and worked on ships transporting supplies between Seattle and Alaska until the end of WWII. During this time, Andy met and married Bertha Weston, his wife of 63 years. Together they raised a family of 10 children in Seattle, White Center and Burien. In 1989, they moved to Woodinville to spend their retirement years. Andy worked for over 40 years at Leckenby Steel where he proudly helped construct many buildings and bridges in Washington. He also taught blueprint reading at Green River College and was a building consultant. Andy lived his life with love for his faith and family.
He took pride in working hard but he also knew to take time for fun. He enjoyed the outdoors: fishing, hunting, camping, skiing, riding his motorcycle and working on his property. He also loved to travel and go out dancing with friends. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and a private pilot. Andy will be sadly missed by his daughters Andrea Parish (Don), Betsy Kelly (Bruce), Marikay Gabriel (Anthony), his sons Michael Douvier (Ann), Jim Douvier (Norma), Bill Douvier (Barbara), Richard Douvier (Lisa), Paul Douvier (Conni), Dan Douvier (Vicki), 26 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, his sister Betty Mensinger and his brother Al Douvier (Betty). Andrew was predeceased by his wife, Bertha, his son, John Douvier, great-grandsons Jordan and Levi, brothers Frank Douvier and Leo Douvier, and sisters Magdalen Kedrowski, Loretta Dickhausen, Mary Welters, and Julia Grebinowski. Donations may be made in Andrew’s name to Northshore Senior Center in Bothell.