Douglas Earl Hay, 90, of Idaho Falls, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at his home. He was under the care of Encompass Home Health and Hospice.
He was born Dec, 31, 1922, in Roberts, Idaho, the son of Robert Edward Hay and Wanda Alice Rhoades Hay. He grew up in Menan, Idaho, and Chinook, Mont. He graduated in 1941 from high school in Chinook. He continued his education at Marquette University in Milwaukee, where he studied pre-med and pre-dental.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945 during World War II.
On Sept. 6, 1946, Doug married Theola Stewart in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
He worked in San Fran'cisco, Bremerton, Wash., Oahu, Hawaii, Milwaukee, New York and in Idaho Falls at the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company, the ASC office, Argonne National Laboratory as a security guard and an executive secretary.
As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he held the office of High Priest and had been a member of the Elder's Quorum Presidency, ward clerk, executive secretary as well as being a home teacher. Doug was a member of the Veterans Association.
Doug was an avid sportsman; he especially loved salmon fishing, hunting and raising and training horses. He loved his little dog \\\"Harley,\\\" a Yorkshire terrier. Doug enjoyed going camping and fishing; he made his own flies for fly fishing.
Our husband, father, grandfather and great -grandfather was a genuine, loveable person who was always interested in others, their lives, activities and day-to-day experiences.
He is survived by his spouse, Theola S. Hay of Idaho Falls; a daughter, Pamela H. Dunford Larson of Layton, Utah; a son, Steven Douglas Hay of Idaho Falls, six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the Idaho Falls LDS 24th Ward Chapel, 1155 E. First St., with Bishop Kelly Frew officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, at Coltrin Mortuary, 2100 First St. in Idaho Falls, and Tuesday for one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be at Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery, with military rites performed by the Bonneville County Veterans Team and the Idaho Military Honor Guard.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.coltrinmortuary.com.