Douglas J. Bolden

Douglas J. Bolden

OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park resident Douglas J. Bolden, 59, died Feb. 27, 2003 in Seattle of a heart attack. The son of Everett and Bessie (Sexton) Bolden, he was born May 16, 1943 in Bigfork, Minn. As a youth he came west with his parents and settled in Kelso where he received his education.

Mr. Bolden worked in logging and construction in the Kelso area for a number of years. In 1973 he moved to Ocean Park. He continued employment in construction and them became a locator for Locating Inc., retiring in January of this year.

He was a man of many talents and interests. He was an avid photographer of family and nature, took great pride in his yard work and landscaping, was a excellent cook and master of the barbecue, kept in touch with family and friends via e-mail, followed Ilwaco Fishermen sports teams, and was a big fan of both NASCAR and Indy car racing, with A. J. Foyt and Dale Earnhardt his favorite drivers. His family will remember his unique sense of humor, his love of family and the many lives he touched in many ways.

He and Patty Davis were married Jan. 30, 1985 and she survives. Also surviving are son Kevin Bolden of Vancouver; sons and daughter-in-laws Scott and Dee Bolden of Kelso and Paul and Tara Jarrett of Naselle; daughter and son-in-law Dana and Ron Clark of Ocean Park; brothers and daughter-in-laws Les and Connie Bolden of Ocean Park, Raymond and Nina Bolden of Minnesota and Dee and Cleona Bolden of Tangent, Ore.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and five brothers.

Funeral service was Tuesday, March 4 at Penttila's Chapel by The Sea, Long Beach. Graveside service followed at Ocean Park Cemetery and a reception was held at the Peninsula Senior Center in Klipsan Beach. Memorials may be made to either the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Peace Health Cancer Center transit van or the Ilwaco Sports Boosters in care of Penttila's Chapel by The Sea, P.O. Box 417, Long Beach, WA 98631.

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