DOUGLAS GRANT DANGERFIELD
1922 ~ 2012
Douglas Grant Dangerfield, loving husband, father, and grandfather left this world January 28, 2012. It was a peaceful ending for this proud U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII and active member of the LDS Church. Doug was born March 28, 1922 to Thomas and Edith Dangerfield in Garfield, Utah. He married his cherished bride, Leone Burrell in the Salt Lake Temple October 2, 1946.
Doug retired from Kennecott Copper Corp after 43 years of service. He was a member of the Beehive Statesman Chorus and thoroughly enjoyed performing barbershop music and traveling with the group. Doug will be remembered most for his deep patriotism and unwavering loyalty to his country, flag, military service and those who served. He was a Coxswain of an LCVP landing craft in the South Pacific. He served as a member of the Standard Landing Craft Unit 18 and was honored to be host of the 1999 reunion in Salt Lake City, which was said to be “one of the best ever”. Until recently Doug would spend his mornings at McDonald’s with his friends and Veteran buddies. He always had a special place in his heart for the former city of Garfield. He loved to be driven around the empty streets he grew up on and share stories of his former neighborhood.
Douglas is survived by his wife, Leona, sons, Scott, Craig (Julie), Kim, Rick (Cindy), daughters, Michelle (Scott) Dennis, Denise (Jorge) Navarro, 19 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, brother, Keith (Chloe), sister, Janice Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Daniel, brothers, Stan, Harold, sister, Dorothy Blackener.
The family wishes to acknowledge the George E. Wallen VA Medical Center as well as the DAV, VFW and their respective dedicated doctors, nurses and staff for the excellent care for this veteran and members of the Greatest Generation.
Funeral services will be held 12 noon, Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at the Spencer 4th Ward, 8181 W Breeze Dr, Magna. Friends may call both Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 6-8 pm at Peel Funeral Home, 8525 West 2700 South, Magna and 11-11:45 am Wednesday prior to services at the church. Interment: Valley View Memorial Park. Condolences: www.peelfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to VA Hospital to support Veterans in need. VAMC -1033.
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