Douglas Allen Say passed away peacefully on February 3, 2023 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Farr West, Utah.
Born on January 4, 1944 in Pocatello, Idaho to Edward P. Say and Wanda E. Aslett Say. Doug loved growing up on the farm with his two older brothers and younger sister. He later moved to Ogden, Utah and graduated from Ogden High School. He met and married Fae Bingham in 1962. Together they had four children. Doug later married Sharon Montgomery; they were married for 14 years until she passed away in 1997. Doug worked as an auto mechanic, eventually owning his own shop in Farr West, Utah. He had many loyal customers, some of whom became great friends. One of those customers became his cherished wife, Donna Anderson, with whom he spent the final 10 years of his life. He was so grateful for her and her positive influence. Donna became his rock and he loved her dearly.
Doug valued most his family, friends, and crazy adventures. Some of those adventures included; motorcycle trips, sailing on his sail boat (that he built with his own hands) and jumping out of airplanes. He was also very proud of the backyard golf course he created, which doubled as a landing strip for his powered parachute. His property became a family playground. Doug had a curious mind and was very inventive all his life. He could make or fix anything with the simplest of items. The grandkids favorite invention was his potato cannon. Doug had a lifelong interest in astronomy and was a member of the Utah Astronomical Society. He even built one of the largest portable telescopes in Utah. He took it on many star party outings. He shared his love of the stars with everyone.
Doug’s enthusiasm for life impacted many. He frequently hosted parties to gather family and friends. We were never surprised to find him in a silly costume. Doug was always a “big kid.” He had fun creating his grand Christmas light displays, which he received many neighborhood awards for. You could often find Doug at his favorite restaurant, where he enjoyed the friendships even more than the food. One of his favorite places on earth was his family cabin in Idaho. We will forever cherish the memories we made with him there. Relationships were so important to Doug. He was the glue that kept everyone together. Doug's larger than life personality will be greatly missed!!!
Doug was preceded in death by his son Chad Allen Say, Father Edward P. Say and Mother Wanda E. Aslett Say, wife Sharon Say. Survived by his wife Donna Anderson and his children, Sherri Oredson (Greg), Andrea Curry (Robert) and Jennifer Storey (Scott). Brothers, Kenneth E. Say (Val), Russell K. Say, and sister, Kathleen Henkel (Jim). Doug was a fun and loving Grandfather to 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was also a grandfather figure to many others as well.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary, 3333 W 5600 S, Roy, Utah 84067. The family will meet with friends Friday, February 10, from 6-8pm and Saturday, February 11, from 9:30-10:30am. at the mortuary.
Interment, Eden Meadow View Cemetery, 5315 E 2200 N, Eden ,Utah 84310 following the services.
Services will be live streamed. The link will be located at the bottom of Doug’s obituary on Lindquist’s website.