Doug Abderhalden passed away on September 13, 2022 at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah, of endocarditis and kidney failure. He is preceded in death by his father Richard O. Abderhalden. He is survived by his wife Angela (Doellman) Abderhalden, Richard R. Abderhalden (son), Katherine Abderhalden (daughter), Lousie Abderhalden (mother), Deb Mankin (sister) and Richard O. Abderhalden Jr. (brother).
Doug lived a full live. He loved woodworking, hunting, fishing, shooting, and anything outdoors. Growing up with his best friend Brad Johnson, they hunted, fished, and got into trouble together. After graduating from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Doug married and moved to Maryland for his first professional job then moved to Idaho. There he met his other best friend, Chris Davenport. With Chris he enjoyed fishing, hunting, shooting, and flying radio-controlled airplanes. What stories the sod farms where they flew the planes could tell! After a series of jobs that moved his family all over the nation, he settled in Utah as a Natural Resources Media Manager at Hill Air Force Base and his Air Force family. He supported Hill, Mountain Home, Fairchild, and Malmstrom AFBs. He said many times, “This is the best job I’ve ever had.” He truly enjoyed working with all of his teammates. There are too many to mention that he enjoyed speaking with on the phone and via work team calls. He was truly at home with his Air Force family.
Doug did not like funerals and never wanted one. His wish was to be cremated and spread over one of his favorite hunting grounds in Illinois. There will be no funeral or visitation per his wishes. In October, the family will gather to celebrate his life then spread his ashes as he wanted.
If you would like to send pictures or memories to be read at the celebration, please send them to: InMemoryofDougA@gmail.com
If you would like to honor his memory, donations are welcome at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation at https://www.rmef.org/donate/donation-packages/ or the American Heart Association at https://www.heart.org/ .
On behalf of Richard, Katherine, and Angela, thank you for being in Doug’s life and remembering him.
Cremation Care entrusted to Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah.