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 Hugo VanDooren

Hugo VanDooren

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Death 13 May 2017 (aged 91)
Burial Lakewood, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Plot Garden of Peace
Memorial ID 184665469 · View Source
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Hugo van Dooren M.D., P.S Born August 15, 1925 in Bandung, Indonesia; departed this earth on May 13th, 2017 in Tacoma, Washington. Hugo was a practicing psychiatrist in the Tacoma area from 1957-2012, and is lovingly remembered as a member of the medical community who dedicated his life to the health of those under his care. His family left Indonesia in 1938 and returned to the Netherlands, where Hugo grew up under the shadow of the Nazi occupation. He graduated from the University of Amsterdam and moved to the U.S. in 1953 with his first wife, Ada (Visser), to complete his psychiatric residency. He held positions at Western State Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and Puget Sound Hospital. Additionally, he maintained a private practice for nearly 45 years. He was an avid sailor, swimmer, competitive fencer, and devout consumer of ice cream. He served on the board of the Tacoma Philharmonic for many years. In life he had a peaceful, calming presence, and was known for his playful and light spirit. Hugo is survived by his wife Loretta, and their children Lara Rogland, Lars, and Adrian, and his children with Ada, Ivan, Michael, and Gwen Thompson. Lorie's daughters from her first marriage to Berton Andersen (Valorie Wigen, Sandy Andersen, April Greenwell, and Robin Andersen) count him as a loving father, as do Gladys, James, and Marta, grandchildren whom he adopted with Lorie. His daughter Joann preceded him in death. Hugo, affectionately called 'Opa,' is remembered and cherished by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family invites friends and colleagues to a celebration of his life on Monday, June 26th, at Faith Presbyterian Church, where he joyfully worshiped for many years, at 10:00 a.m., with a reception to follow (620 South Shirley Street, Tacoma, WA 98465). Memorials may be made to the Tacoma Philharmonic Endowment (through the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts), or a mental health organization of the donor's choice.
Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on June 11, 2017


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  • Created by: Tara Finnie Curley
  • Added: 27 Oct 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 184665469
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hugo VanDooren (15 Aug 1925–13 May 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 184665469, citing Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, Pierce County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Tara Finnie Curley (contributor 47001263) .