Douglas Liston(1920 - 2013)

Douglas Ivins Liston

St. George

Douglas Ivins Liston, 93, passed away November 20, 2013. He was born September 9, 1920, in Enterprise, UT, the only child of Joseph and Maurine Liston.

His love of music began in Pioche, NV. He played the ukulele and harmonica in first grade, trumpet in fifth grade, and clarinet and saxophone in the Lincoln Co. High School band. Doug loved his high school years participating in music, baseball, basketball and track.

In 1942, he joined the Army, becoming a member of the Army Air Force Band - playing concerts and dances for the troops. In 1946, he met Carol Sullivan at Dixie College. They were married on May 10, 1947. Doug and Carol moved to Caliente, NV, in 1949 where they raised their three children. He taught elementary level education and music for 30 years.They returned to St. George in 1986, where he served as entertainment chairman of the Sr. Citizens Advisory Board and was involved with the World Sr. Games and the Utah Horseshoe Association. He played music and recorded compact discs. One of his proudest accomplishments was compiling and publishing a book documenting Musicians of Southern Utah.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Maurine; his wife of 62 years, Carol; and son, Douglas Gordon. He is survived by his daughters, Reta Cox and Linda Benson (Ed); grandson, Ken Cox (Shana); granddaughters, Stacey Allen (D.J.), Gena Fogarty (T.J.) and Erica Benson; and five great-grandchildren - Bailey, Daniel, Kenny, Tyler and Quinn.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., with a viewing one hour prior, at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah. Interment will be held at the St. George City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221. Please visit our website at for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.

Funeral Home

Metcalf Mortuary - St. George
288 West St. George Blvd.  St. George, UT 84770
(435) 673-4221

Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on Nov. 22, 2013