Douglas Walter Luna

Douglas Walter Luna

Birth
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Death 23 Feb 2011 (aged 67)
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Burial Shoreline, King County, Washington, USA
Plot Section COLMN, Lot LAWN, Site 363W
Memorial ID 70744873 · View Source
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Douglas Walter LUNA
Doug was born in Seattle on Jan. 7, 1944, to Corinne Monzon Luna and Luis Luna. He passed away in Seattle on Feb. 23, 2011, after a brief illness. He attended Our Lady of Mt. Virgin and St. Mary's schools. He graduated from high school in Frankfurt, FRG, in 1962 where his mother and stepfather Robert J. Leach were living at the time. Doug and his family returned to the Pacific Northwest in the early 60's. By this time, the war in Vietnam was escalating and he decided to join the U.S. Air Force. He served his country honorably and with distinction during the mid- to late 60's in Da Nang and other hot spots in Vietnam. He often volunteered for missions on helicopters searching for VC. Upon return to Seattle, Doug began his studies at the U.W. and also worked at Frederick & Nelson throughout the time he was at the U.W., graduating in 1970. Doug continued his studies at the University of Oregon Law School where he received his LLB degree in 1973. He then went to work for the Aleyeska Pipeline in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, as a compliance officer. In the following years of his legal career, Doug worked for Boeing negotiating contracts and settlements. Ultimately he worked as an administrative law judge for the State of Washington's Employment Security Dept. and as a review judge for DSHS. Concurrently with his judicial work, Doug also gave much of his free time volunteering with the Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Tribes of Alaska and other Northwest tribes. He freely gave of his legal expertise in the areasof law that he knew best to all who were in need. He worked tirelessly with the Minority and Justice Commission of the Washington State Bar Association and was a chief judge for T&H. He was also a vice president of the CCTHITA in Juneau, Alaska and served on the Judiciary Committee for Tlingit & Haida, Washington Chapter. He also devoted much time to the Inter*Im organization during their annual Seafair Pig Roast at the Danny Woo Gardens in the International District. He enjoyed "driving the pig." Doug could be counted upon to help all in the Asian community in the Chinatown-I.D. area. He was a founding member of the Asian American Bar Association, the WA State Supreme Court's Minority and Justice Commission, the Filipino American National Historical Society and the WA State Commission on Asian American Affairs. After he retired from judicial duties, he discovered another avocation that was to be his raison d'etre for the rest of his life. He worked and volunteered at the Seattle Indian Center's Community Services department where he became a committed believer that he didn't ever want to see hungry families with children, and single men and women living without the basics of food and a place to live. To that end, Doug devoted several years to the Seattle Food Committee, Northwest Harvest, the Meals Partnership Coalition and Food Lifeline. Even as his health began to falter, he still made pick-up's of donations from businesses in the area that called him, and whereupon he would distribute his finds to the hungry and homeless. His last words were to ensure that the clients he loved were cared for. Doug was of Tlingit and Filipino heritage, an Indipino. Both cultures and their powerful family traditions coursed through his veins. Doug was the doting and loving father of his only child Mercedes. His loving extended family consisted of aunties, uncles, and cousins who all surrounded him at the time of his departure from this world. Many other loved one's welcomed him into the Creator's presence. Mercedes Luna and family express their deepest gratitude to especially Dr. Werner Samson of the UW Regional Heart Center, and all the other physicians and nurses who demonstrated true caring and compassion for Doug and his family during this painful time. In lieu of flowers Doug requested that any remembrances be sent to the Seattle Indian Center or Inter*Im to help continue the good work of these organizations. Doug was a Eucharistic minister and was very active with St. Matthews Church and Immaculate Conception Church. Recitation of the rosary will be held at the Columbia Funeral Home on Friday, March 4, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. A funeral Mass in Doug's memory is scheduled at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2011, at St. Matthew's Church in Seattle to be followed by a repast according to Doug's wishes.
(Published in The Seattle Times on February 27, 2011)

Social Security Death Index
Name: Douglas W. Luna
Last Residence: 98133 Seattle, King, Washington
Born: 7 Jan 1944
Died: 23 Feb 2011
State (Year) SSN issued: Maryland (1960)
[Contributed by Allen Monasmith (#46880788)]

Burial Date: March 16, 2011


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  • Created by: Bonita Isabella
  • Added: 2 Jun 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 70744873
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Douglas Walter Luna (7 Jan 1944–23 Feb 2011), Find a Grave Memorial no. 70744873, citing Holyrood Catholic Cemetery, Shoreline, King County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Bonita Isabella (contributor 46798970) .