Remember the Huskies

Even His Cat Was a Husky
Scott Douglas Columbia

The family room in Scott, '88, and Debbie Columbia's home is not your average gathering place; it is more like a shrine to the Huskies.

Debbie and Scott Columbia

Debbie and Scott Columbia

"We have a Husky clock, a toy Husky pickup truck, Husky helmet, stuffed animal Husky dogs, just about anything Husky," recalls Debbie Columbia. "It's always been a passion for us."

Scott Columbia, a Montana native, was a whiz at math and engineering, earning his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the UW in 1988 and spending 22 years with Boeing, the past five as a well-loved and highly regarded manager of Engineering Information Systems support for product development and the Sonic Cruiser program.

"He was a wonderful man, energetic, knowledgeable, and people loved him," Debbie says. "He was always smiling and upbeat."

A Husky season ticket holder since 1987, Columbia, 44, and his wife went on a Caribbean cruise before the 1994 UW-Miami game and were the first to sign up for this year's cruise.

He even named their cat "Nappers" after former UW running back Napoleon Kauffman.

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