Douglas “Doug” Bryon Ackerman, age 56, of Covington, WA died on November 17, 2022, from a rare neurological disorder. Doug was born May 9, 1966, in Eugene, Oregon. He is survived by his wife, Christina “Christi” Woodson Ackerman, and daughter, Hannah Beth Ackerman.
He was preceded in death by his father Robert “Bob” Ackerman. Survived by his mother, Patricia “Patt” Ackerman, brothers, Brian Ackerman (Mariella) niece/Goddaughter Sophia and nephew Enzo, of Seattle, WA, and Russell Ackerman (Tamara) of Claremont, CA. Doug leaves behind Nephew, Joshua Woodson of Lacey, WA, Goddaughters Spencer Grubbs & Christian Grubbs of Charlotte, NC, and Godson Quentin Frascone of Annandale, VA.
Doug was full of hope and he loved his family and friends deeply. He was always ready to help out with whatever anyone needed. Doug had boundless energy and loved an adventure. He was always good for a “dad joke.” Even towards the end of life his sense of humor, hope, and love shined bright.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests charitable contributions in memory of Doug Ackerman be made to Brain Support Network, PO Box 7264, Menlo Park, CA 94026, www.brainsupportnetwork.org
Mass of Christian Burial will be January 9, 2023 at 11:00am.
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church,
25810 156th Avenue SE, Covington, Washington 98042
Lunch Reception immediately following Mass, 12:00pm, in the McMullen Center Fellowship Hall.
My relationship with Doug over the last few weeks has let me see how loving and caring he was in his family. I will miss Doug and his funny stories. I hurt with you, Christi and Hannah.
Doug is gone way too soon. He will be missed by all that knew him. My love and support go to Christi, Hannah, Josh and all the Ackerman’s. May you rest in peace my nephew.
I will always remember Doug as a caring, happy, loving and kind person. He was a great husband and father who loved his wife and daughter with all his heart. Plus, he cared for his nephew Josh as if he were a son. I will always remember his laugh and his excitement in doing things. He was a fun person to be around. It hurts when God calls us home, especially someone like Doug. We will miss him. Our thoughts are with Christi, Hannah, Josh and the rest of his family. RIP Doug. You loved and are loved always. ❤️
My family and I enjoyed all the time and vacations we spent with Doug, Christi and Hannah. Doug always wanted to squeeze every second of adventure out of everywhere we went. He was such and involved father, cheerleading everything Hannah did. He was so proud of her. He was so smart about financial matters, passionate about current events and told super corny jokes.
Dear Christi, Hannah and family we are so sorry for your loss. Doug was a wonderfully caring man who always had a smile on his face. His greatest joy was his family. You remain in our prayers.
Doug always brought laughter and smiles to everyone he was around. He would go out of his way to put others first.
I’ll always remember movie nights in Seattle or NC and cruising in the dune buggy.
I love you and Hannah❤️
Doug will be missed but not forgotten. He had such a cheerful attitude and kind spirit. His smile was infectious and his love for Christi and Hannah shined through. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
I will always remember this certain trip that we took to Hawaii. I remember having a hard time going in the water and he gave me encouraging words telling me that I was able to do it. I will always remember him as a loving and caring uncle.
I will always remember him being a loving and caring uncle, who put others first. I’m sending all my love to you and Hannah
I am so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing, he was such a kind person. I fondly remember his wedding to Christi, and all the joy that brought him in life. Deepest condolences to Christi, Hannah, and the Ackerman’s, from the Bell family, here and in Ireland.
Though I am in Japan, far from Seattle, your sorrow is conveyed directly to me.
I really hope you will feel better soon. It may take time, but will surely come.
Doug was one of the most wonderful souls we have encountered and consider ourselves lucky to be a part his journey. Doug’s sense of humor, deep love for his family and adventurous tales are some our treasured memories of his short time with us. Go dawgs.
Doug was a man that touched many lives. His sense of humor, his contagious laugh, his humility and that big grinning smile. I can hear it now.
I am grateful to him for how committed and dedicated he was to our daughter’s volleyball team at St. Anthony’s.
Doug was always filled with joy and hope. I will always be thankful and cherish the memories he instilled in our family.
He will be missed. He certainly is at peace with Christ.
God bless you Christi and Hannah.
I will always remember Doug as a champion to Hannah and Rachel’s volleyball team. He was a sweet person and he will be missed. We are there along and with you Christi and Hannah.
Doug had a big smile and was always a friendly and happy man. I was so blessed to teach Hannah in second grade and get to know Doug as a parent. Doug was proud of his junior high volleyball team, and he often shared volleyball news with me. My love and prayers are with Christi, Hannah, and all who loved Doug. He was a wonderful man.
Doug was always welcoming, kind and willing to help. He put others at ease and showed genuine interest in those he was with. It was clear he had a deep love for his family. It was a blessing to see him several times the last months. Praying for you all.
Christi I’m so sorry to read this. I remember when you were dating, and then left to marry Doug. Through visits, Christmas cards, and posts I saw such happiness in your life. I’m so sad that this has happened. If you come to the sunshine we can walk Mt. Rubidoux. Cynders
I remember Doug’s smile, it made me want to smile back. Sending prayers to Christi and Hannah during this most difficult time.
I remember Doug as a neighbor in Seoul. When I first showed up in 1983, he was such a welcoming face. Loved him and his Dad. Prayers for Mrs A and Brian and Russ.
Pat, Brian and Russ – so sorry for you loss.
Christi, Hannah, Randy and Sandra, I’m so very sorry for the loss of Doug. I hope your memories will give you some comfort.
Despite having gone to the same high school in Seoul and knowing Brian, Doug and I did not meet until we were both in our 40s and living in Seattle. He “came along to help” when our mutual friends Dan and Dave offered to move my belongings up a critical slope. I asked how I could repay him for all his hard work that afternoon. He grinned broadly and said I could just let him park at our house for SeaFair! Doug’s selfless and gentle soul leaves an imprint.
I am very sorry to hear of his final days and a passing that came too soon.
My deepest condolences to Doug’s family…are they allowing coworkers to attend his funeral?
Doug was a great guy! I worked with him in Seattle. It is a great loss to lose such a wonderful soul. Love and prayers to the family. 💗
I remember Doug, my cousin as the greatest person ever. He certainly loved his family and smiled through his struggles. I have not seen him for years, and it was a shock to hear of such a great loss. I am sending my Prayers and love to each of you.
Doug was an amazing person. I will always keep close his very unique sense of humor and his laugh. I feel so blessed that I have had the privilege to be a close friend. I still hear his voice with vivid clarity when recalling his laugh and past conversations with him. I will always aspire to be more like Doug. He had the biggest heart, and he put his heart into everything.