La Grande, Oregon
Margaret “Micky” E. Douhan, 95, died June 3 in Port Townsend, Wash. Memorial services were held at Quimper Unitarian Church in Port Townsend.
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Micky was born Oct. 13, 1911, in Greeley, Colo., to Carl and Vesta (Parker) Douhan in Greeley. The family moved to La Grande where Micky grew up and graduated from high school. She enrolled at Oregon State University in 1936 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in marine biology in 1940. Micky returned to school in 1968 and earned a master’s in liberal arts degree from Reed College in Portland.
Micky met Wendell Stout at Oregon State, and they were married in Seattle on Aug. 21, 1941. They raised three children: Eric, Craig and Mark Stout.
While Micky raised her family, she lived in Cordova, Alaska, Dixie, Idaho, and many places in Oregon including Bandon, Bend, Portland and Klamath Falls. In 1977, Micky retired to Marrowstone Island, Wash., but later moved to Port Townsend in 1997.
She home-schooled her own children, and taught in public schools in Portland, and at Oregon Technical Institute.
During her retirement, Micky traveled to Europe, Africa, Mexico, and the western U.S. and Alaska. She enjoyed painting and fiber arts.
Her love of literature led her to volunteer much of her time to the Jefferson County Library. She also volunteered at the Port Townsend Baking Co. and was a member of the Nordland Garden Club.
Margaret is survived by her son, Mark Allen Stout, daughter-in-law Pat Moreth, and her beloved cat.
She was preceded in death by her sons, Eric and Craig Stout.
La Grande Observer – Obituaries For The Week Ending June 16, 2007 Published: June 16, 2007
Transcribed by Dixie Ricker