Stephen (Steve) Baird Douglas, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2022 in Bountiful, UT after a long, full life of 91 years. He was born June 17, 1930 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, an only son of Hazelle Baird and Robert Scott Douglas. Steve met Maurine Bird while attending Utah State University and they married in December of 1950 in Logan, UT. They raised their 4 children while residing in Bountiful.
Steve joined the Air Force in 1950 where he served during the Korean War working on the radar systems that helped airplanes land in the dark. During his 5 years in the Air Force and additional years in the Reserves, he was stationed in various locations including New Mexico, Mississippi and Greenland.
He graduated from Utah State University as an electrical engineer and immediately started work at Sperry in Salt Lake City. He would joke about spending his entire career working at the same desk even though the company was sold and rebranded several times during his 30 years working there and continued as a consultant after retiring. He worked on classified military defense projects.
Steve is survived by his wife of 72 years, Maurine B Douglas; his children, Robert (Cindy) Douglas, Patricia (Fred) Albert, Janice (Mark) Jensen, Charlene (Darrel) Jensen, & numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also survived by his only sister Gabrielle (Gay) Macquin Sain (Howard)
Steve loved to spend time in the outdoors - camping, fishing, & hunting. Family vacations were spent backpacking in the Uintah mountains.
The passion of his last years was rock art. He spent many hours hunting for, locating, photographing, and cataloging the many petroglyphs and native rock art of his beloved Utah and would without any provocation spend hours regaling you with their charms and his adventures in finding them.
Steve was a man of few words but had a big heart and found joy in serving his neighbors especially when he purchased a large and efficient snow thrower. He could spend many hours after a snowstorm plowing the snow from the sidewalks of all the neighbors up and down his street.
The Family would like to profusely thank the many doctors, nurses, neighbors, friends, family and their devoted care givers who have contributed to making the last years of his life more pleasurable.
A funeral service will be held March 12, 2022, at 11:00 am at Lindquist’s Bountiful Mortuary 727 N. 400 E. Friends may meet with family that morning from 9:30 – 10:30 am prior to the service. Interment will follow with Military Honors at Bountiful City Cemetery.