Douglas Albert Greve passed away unexectedly on August 14, 2022, at the age of 68. Doug was born on September 26, 1953, in Seattle, Washington, to father, Donald Greve, and mother, Lillian Greve (Scarborough).
The second of five children, Doug moved from Broadview in North SeaGle at the age of 12 to a 1920’s-era home in Freeland, in the Tara neighborhood that his father had recently purchased for development. Doug attended junior high and high school at Langley High, graduating in 1971. He enjoyed running track and was the lead singer in a band, Sweet Rain, as a high school student, playing several paid gigs around
the island and PNW. He loved spending Ume with family and friends, especially his childhood friend, Dan Hanson, who came up to the island most summers with his family, and many of his favorite memories
surrounded his summers working at Robinson’s Resort on Mutiny Bay. He was well-liked and is remembered by many for his sense of humor, charisma and kindness—he was always the life of the party and quick with a joke. After graduating high school, Doug briefly attended college at Central Washington University, pursuing a degree in History, before deciding to move into a full-time car sales position.
On March 10, 1973, at the age of 19, Doug married his high school sweetheart, Sue Hatt, in Honolulu, after moving to Hawaii a few months prior. Soon after, they returned to Seattle to start a life together, eventually purchasing a home in Everett, WA, where their daughter, Heather, was born in 1978, followed by their son, Jon, in 1981. In 1987, Doug and family moved to Whidbey Island, into his childhood home on Mutiny Bay. During this time, Doug commuted for many years to Lynnwood Honda and Klein Honda in Everett, eventually taking a job as a Finance Manager at Whidbey Island Mazda/Volkswagen and Oak Harbor Motors where he worked for a combined 20 years. He retired in 2014, after 42 years working in the automoUve industry, eventually moving to a retirement community in Federal Way, WA, where he was living at his time of death.
Doug was beloved by so many and preceded in death by his parents, Don Greve and Lillian Crutchfield and stepfather Jim Crutchfield and by his older brother, Dan and younger brother, David Greve. He is survived by his son, Jon Greve; daughter, Heather (and Logan) Birch; ex-wife, Sue Terhar; grandchildren Mason and Eliana Birch, sister, Nancy Herman, brother, Dean (and Monica) Greve; and stepmother, Joyce Greve.
He was remembered with a celebration of life service on Saturday, August 27th on the Greve family property overlooking Mutiny Bay in Freeland, WA. In lieu of flowers and because Doug was such an animal lover, the family asks that donations be made to WAIF at https://waifanimals.org/donate/.