1947 ~ 2013
Douglas Koyle Nuttall, our father and friend, passed away peacefully on January 16, 2013 at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, Utah.
Doug was born to Hugh Symes Nuttall and Barbara Koyle Nuttall in a ranch house on the Koyle farm in Salem, Utah on September 21st, 1929. He graduated from Provo High School in 1947 and attended BYU.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Gary, and a grandson, Daniel Hugh Nuttall.
He married his sweetheart, LaVon Rasmussen on May 11, 1949. They have been constant companions and best friends ever since. They have five children Christine Williams, (Clint), D. Scott, Boyd H., Brent K. (JoAnn), and Reed J. (Karen), 24 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren.
Doug was a first responder serving Provo city as a firefighter from 1952 through 1982. He retired as a battalion chief. He was instrumental in helping to modernize the Provo City Fire Department and helped establish the culture of sacrifice and integrity that the department has today. In addition to firefighting he also ran a construction company. He built hundreds of homes across Utah Valley. He was fortunate to work together with his brother for 35 years, both building homes and within the Fire Department. Doug's sons were privileged to work and become craftsmen under his guidance.
Doug loved the outdoors. Golfing, fishing and camping with his friends and family, was his passion. He was a member of the Riverside Country Club, serving on the board of the directors and as a member of the building committee for many years.
We'll miss Dad, he was a man of integrity, honesty and humor and his influence will be carried on through his posterity.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Provo Stadium Avenue Chapel located at 650 Stadium Avenue. Friends may call Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.at the Sundberg Olpin Mortuary located at 495 South State Street, Orem, Utah or prior to the services from 11:30 to 12:30 at the Stadium Avenue Chapel. Interment, will be at the Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SundbergOlpinMortuary.com.
Published in Deseret News on Jan. 17, 2013