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Monday, November 18, 2013

NWA Capt. Dag Alfson Hauge

NWA Capt. Dag Alfson Hauge
May 3, 1934 ~ November 8, 2013

Notification with the passing of NWA pilot Captain Dag Alfson Hauge, age 79.   Captain Hauge joined Northwest 09-12-1964 and I believe took a medical retirement in 1988.  Captain Hauge was widowed two years ago with the passing of his wife Gudrun Helena Hauge. A celebration of his life will be held in Tacoma WA on December 8th, with a reception at the family home following.  Captain Hauge had most recently resided at
4317 Forest Beach Dr NW ,  Gig Harbor  WA 98335-5702.

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Dag Alfson Hauge

Passed away November 8, 2013 at the age of 79. He was born May 3, 1934 in Trondheim, Norway. Dag lived in Hamar, Norway as a child and then moved to Oslo as a teenager. As a child growing up during WWII, he fell in love with airplanes and set his sights on being a pilot at a very young age. Dag also loved ski jumping and followed his older brother, Thor, to Montana State University on a ski jumping scholarship in the 1950's. His love of planes took him to Northrop Institute in California where he focused on all things aviation. During that time he met his wife-to-be, Gudrun. In 1961, Dag was offered a job at Boeing and he and Gudrun moved to Washington State and started their family. In 1963, he realized his dream job and was hired as a pilot for Northwest Orient Airlines. During this time he became involved with the opening of Crystal Mountain Ski Resort as a ski instructor and member of the ski patrol. The family moved to Gig Harbor in 1967 where they enjoyed many good times on Horsehead Bay with friends. Boating was a much loved recreational activity for Dag and Gudrun. They sailed the Hawaiian Islands with friends and had many adventures traveling up the inside passage to British Columbia and Alaska, where they enjoyed secluded anchorages and abundant natural beauty. Dag is preceded in death by his wife Gudrun, brothers Thor and Jens and his parents Alf and Charlotte. He is survived by his brother, Ketil, his children, grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at The Weatherly Inn in Tacoma on Sunday December 8th at 1pm with a reception at the family home following. In lieu of flowers any remembrances can be made to the  Alzheimer's Association.
  .Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Nov. 13, 2013
Gudrun Helena Hauge: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
Name: Gudrun Helena Hauge
Date of Birth: Saturday  August  12, 1933
Date of Death: Tuesday  August  30, 2011
Age at Death: 78 years, 18 days
Last known residence :  Gig Harbor WA  98335

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