Obituary for Douglas Neil Vail
Douglas N. Vail, 63, of Quincy passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 after a long battle with cancer.
Doug was born on December 24, 1946 to George and Evelyn (Titus) Vail in Everett. He grew up in Yakima and Spokane, attending and graduating from Ferris High School in 1966; it was there that he made many lifelong friendships.
Doug served in the Marine Reserves following graduation and was honored with a marksmanship award. His love for his country prompted him to always fly an American Flag.
He was married and had 2 daughters, Summer and Alyson, they enjoyed times together boating, and staying at the family cabin in Rockford Bay, Idaho.
Doug was a building contractor in Spokane and Alaska. He took great pride in building homes of beauty and quality. Upon retirement he built his most beautiful home in St. Regis, MT, while there he made many friends and enjoyed hunting and snowmobiling.
Doug moved to Quincy in 2004 to be near his grandsons, Gavin and Damon. While in Quincy he donated time and his expertise in building a home for Habitat for Humanity.
He belonged to the Quincy Moose Lodge and served on their board.
He built his last home in 2006, it was at that time he met Marcia Longwill and they were married on June 13, 2009. They enjoyed drives, dancing and spending time with their six grandsons.
Doug always showed great love for his grandsons and enjoyed their sporting events and school functions. He encouraged them to do well in school and live good lives.
Doug is survived by his wife, Marcia Vail of Quincy, daughters, Summer & Sean Sahli, grandsons, Gavin & Damon of Quincy and Alyson Vail & fiancé Nick Jobe of Lake Sammamish, his extended family included Greta & Brett Hale and grandsons, Connor & Jackson of Spokane and Seth & April Longwill and grandsons, Jagen & Gavin of Ephrata, sisters, Sharon & Jerry Leach and Cathy & Rod Woogerd all of Yakima. He also had two nieces and three nephews all of Washington.
He was preceded in death by his brother Mike and his parents, George & Evelyn Vail.
Be in Peace, Doug, Dad and Grampie.
The family has asked in lieu of flowers and gifts that donations be made to the Wellness Place, PO Box 1802, Wenatchee, WA 98807.
Please leave a memory for the family or sign their guestbook at www.scharbachs.com.
Arrangements are under the care of Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel, PO Box 247, Quincy, WA 98848