Douglas L. Clerget

Feb 17, 1930 – Jan 6, 2012

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Douglas L. Clerget gave up his life struggle Friday, January 6, 2012 surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born
February 17, 1930 in Sumner, Washington. He was a long time resident of Federal Way and was instrumental in Federal Way's effort
for cityhood and the creation of St. Francis Hospital.   He was known by many for his philanthropy, business acumen and community
service.  Early life community service included appointments as a Federal Way Water and Fire commissioner. He and his wife were
declared Citizens of the Century by Federal Way News
on January 26, 2000. Doug is preceded in death by his parents and 2 children.  He is survived by his wife Faye, 5 children, 12 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. 
Viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Bonney Watson Federal Way Funeral Home. 
The Rosary services will begin at 7:00 pm.  Funeral mass will be held at 10:45 am at St. Andrews Catholic Church, located at
1401 Valley Avenue, Sumner, Washington.



Kristi Wells
Oakville, WA
Jan 8, 2014

Hello Faye,

I stumbled across Doug's obituary while researching your artwork. Though it's not timely, I still would like to offer my sincere condolences. He was a neat man and you two were such a team…I'm so sorry for your loss.

Wishing you well,

Your friend (and fellow-former-soroptimist)

Kristi Wells

`Naancy Clerget
Lafayette, IN
Mar 16, 2012

I am so sorry to her of your loss. Grace used to keep in touch .I had hoped to meet him somday, he was a fine man.

I am the Granddaughter of Lucien, brother of Paul.

Gene, Linda, Molly, Mitch, & Marissa Peterson
Kingsford, MI
Jan 15, 2012

Dear Faye and family

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Doug was a great man & will be truly missed by all

Fred (Bud) Winkler
Mt. Pleasant, Ia
Jan 13, 2012

My regards to the Clerget families. I knew Doug a long time as I worked and became manager of the Federal Way Truck Stop. I worked there until it closed. May he rest in peace.

Bud Winkler

Merle and Christena Pfeifer
Federal Way, WA
Jan 12, 2012

Dear Faye and family - Our earnest thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. The Federal Way community has lost one of its very best. May the peace in your good memories encircle you with comfort. Merle and Christena

Tom & Melanie Nixon
Federal Way, WA
Jan 12, 2012

Oh the places Doug has been, both on the ground and in the air . . . and the great stories . . . You will be missed. XOXO

Kay & Mike Hayden
Valley , NE
Jan 11, 2012

Dear Faye & family,

Our thoughts are with you now and in the days to come as you adjust to Doug's homegoing. What wonderful memories you all have and know we are thinking of each one of you.

Kay and Mike - Omaha

Erin Colwell
Federal Way, WA
Jan 11, 2012

I have known DOug for many years and he was always larger than life. He was a modern day John Wayne--able to take on anything whether it was a successful business venture, flying his plane, piloting his boat or hunting in the Canadaian wilderness. He was funny, virile, incredibly brave and highly intelligent, Doug lived his life exactly the way he wanted to and answered to no one---except perhaps his much adored Faye. He fought the good fight till the end just as I knew he would. Go in Peace, Doug.

Matthew Jarvis
Federal Way, WA
Jan 11, 2012

Doug was a great man. He and Faye did more for our community than anyone I know. He will be missed by all.

Joel Parriott
Salina, KS
Jan 10, 2012

So sorry to hear about Doug. He accomplished so much in his life and gave back many times over.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Joel, Lori, Jake and Sydney Parriott

Dina Waltner
Edgewood, wa
Jan 9, 2012

You will be so dearly missed my friend. Your wisdom, kindness and friendship will never leave my soul. After 16 years I will forever miss my Tuesdays with Dougy!! I am so blessed to have had all that time with you..very special memories this past year..I enjoyed every story you chose to share with me. Thank you Dougy for my "goodbye" I will never forget the kind words. RIP

Mama Faye...Always here to lend a hand..I love you...D

Stacy Keen
Federal Way, WA
Jan 9, 2012

Dearest Faye,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.


Chattaroy , Wa
Jan 9, 2012

Wonderful father and grandfather will be very much missed. We thank he and mom for many things.

Cathy Parriott Kessler
Omaha, , Ne
Jan 8, 2012

Doug was an amazing man, an inspiration. He has left a legacy of love, strength, and character. He had an incredible passion for life and devotion to his family. You are in our prayers. We love you.

Cathy, Tommy, Calla, Annie

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