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On Saturday, December 5, 2020, the streets of Heaven gained another United States Marine. MSGT Douglas Earl Tremaine, USMC (Ret.) of College Station, Texas, finished this leg of the race strong, transitioning into an eternal life, where we know he will be waiting for us all. Douglas is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Kay Tremaine of College Station, Texas; his son Eric Tremaine and daughter-in-law Mandy of Lake Elsinore, California; daughter Tanya Armstrong and son-in-law Mike of College Station, Texas; and stepfather David Koani, of Pearl City, Hawaii. Doug knows he was a blessed grandfather and knows he was loved and cherished by each. Keola Evans, Johnathan Armstrong, Matthew Armstrong, Kai Tremaine, and Lily Tremaine will dearly miss their grandfather and await the reunion when they get to see him again. Douglas is also survived by one brother, Gordon Tremaine, and sister-in-law Del of Honolulu, Hawaii, a sister-in-law Barbara Kehaulani Tremaine of Waikaloa, Hawaii, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family residing in Hawaii. Doug is preceded in death by his parents John Irvine Tremaine Sr. and Margaret Koani, his brothers John Tremaine Jr., Clayton Tremaine, and David Koani Jr, and sisters Evalani Tremaine, Bridget "PeeWee" Tremaine, and Janis Apo Tremaine.
Doug was known for being energetic, motivated, and determined throughout his life. Doug was proud and honored to be a United States Marine in his beloved United States Marine Corp. He served 28 ½ years, reaching the rank of Master Sergeant. Doug served both during peaceful times, as well as war, serving two tours in Vietnam. Doug started his military career serving in the Marine Force Recon and Marine Special Forces, then transitioning into the Military Police, which Doug served until his retirement on February 29, 1992. After retiring from the military, Doug continued a law enforcement career with the Brazos County Sheriff Department. He served the community for eight years, reaching Sergeant's rank.
Friends often referred to Doug as "The Crazy Hawaiian," a title he was honored to have. Known for always being active and pushing himself to new limits, Doug was a dedicated, celebrated, and victorious triathlete. He found his passion for the sport at a young age and spent his life training and competing throughout the world. Those who know Doug will tell you that daily he could be found swimming miles in the pool, hours on the road or trails when running, and perseverance with every type of terrain that could be traversed on a bike. However, the sport was not just about him. He enjoyed taking his family, especially his grandchildren, with him when he competed in triathlons. His passion fueled his desire to teach, instruct, and mentor many aspiring athletes in the sport. Until he could no longer do the sport, he was dedicated to several cyclist clubs and various activities to help train and mentor those who shared the same love for the sport. A well-known quote that Doug often used and practiced was "Finish Strong!"
Doug's funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at Hillier Funeral Home in College Station, Texas. The public viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m. ending promptly at 11:00 a.m. when his beloved United States Marine Corp will honor him with full military honors. Afterward, Pastor Howard Tipton will officiate the services. Doug requested to be cremated and will be interned in a national cemetery at a later date. After the services, there will be a short time gathering and sharing Doug's memories and his life. The family would like to express our thanks to everyone for the support and prayers over the last several days. In place of flowers, the family asks for donations to help assist with funeral expenses. The family has established an account where funds can be transferred or deposited. Kay has requested that her daughter Tanya handle all arrangements, and please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
10:00 - 11:00am
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
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