Douglas J. Findlay died Saturday, August 27, 2022, at the age of 80 after an 18-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born on July 30, 1942 in Ogden, Utah, to Blair Findlay and Carol Johnson.
He attended schools in Ogden City and graduated from Ben Lomond High School in 1960. He then attended Weber State College.
He married his sweetheart Susan Davis at Logan LDS Temple on July 6, 1967. They were married for 55 years. They raised three children, Christopher Jon, Jill and Shawn Blair.
Growing up, he worked every summer on his grandfather Johnson’s ranch in Randolph, Utah. He worked at Hill AFB for 30 years, retiring as a production line supervisor where he received numerous awards of excellence. He loved working on the F-16s and especially supporting the Air Force Thunderbirds.
He then went to work for Layton Construction for 10 years as a purchasing manager as they built the LDS Conference Center and Nauvoo Temple.
He served 15 years in the Army and Air Force Reserves.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in a variety of positions, including ward clerk, elders quorum president, stake missionary, elementary school teacher, assistant scout leader and his favourite, parish librarian.
He enjoyed working in the yard, reading science fiction, working and collecting model airplanes, collecting movies, coins and model trains. He enjoyed attending the Reno Air Races with his family each year. He was a strong man, with fierce loyalties and a person who held on to all things in life, but most of all, he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Doug was predeceased by his parents, Blair and Carol, and his brother, Paul (Patty) Rice. He is survived by his wife Susan; mother-in-law, Lou Jean Findlay; brothers, Gordon Findlay and James Findlay; and her sisters, Carol Anne Ambrose, Leslie (Brent) Vaughn and Teresa (Barry) Sanderson; his children Christopher Jon (Melissa), Jill Lewis and Shawn Blair (Lana), as well as his nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Special thanks to the medical staff and hospice at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden for their excellent care and compassion.
A visitation will be held in his honor on Saturday, September 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the LDS Meetinghouse at 205 East Elberta Drive, North Ogden, UT. Funeral service to follow in the chapel. Interment at Lindquist Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch in South Ogden, Utah.
Arrangements entrusted to Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd., Ogden.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com