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Douglas Lin Elton

July 26, 1943 ~ April 26, 2018 (age 74)

Douglas L. Elton

July 26, 1943- April 26, 2018 

Loving husband, father, grandpa, friend, and coach. Passed away surrounded by his family April 26, 2018. Survived by wife Peggy Johnson, kids and spouses: Craig & Nichelle, Lori & Matt, and Stacy & Paul. And GREATEST JOYS his Grandchildren: Brooklin, Madilyn, Kaylin, Cali, Kaedence, Allyson, Jackman, Oakley, and Stephanie. Also survived by his brother, Dale Elton.

Doug was born July 26, 1943 to Eleanor Elton in Salt Lake City. Doug married the love of his life and the most amazing women Peggy Johnson March 3, 1978. 

Doug was the truest example of charity, humility, compassion and love. He left an impression on everyone that he crossed paths with. Doug loved spending time on the field, diamond, and court teaching whatever knowledge he could pass on but more importantly, sportsmanship and the love of the game. He taught many young men the meaning of respect by example and also by how he acted and treated them. Doug’s greatest love and passion was being with his family. Doug enjoyed the outdoors, it didn’t matter if it was fishing, camping, sporting events, or even gardening; if his family was involved, a smile was on his face. He was always doing secret service projects for those around him. He was willing to open up his house to many and once they walked in the door, they were family. He lived his life always putting everyone first. He left a big hole in this world that will take the rest of us working together to fill. 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday May 2, 2018, 12:00 Granite Ward, 9575 South 3100 East, Sandy. A visitation will be held Tuesday May 1, 2018 at Cannon Mortuary, 2460 East Bengal Blvd(7600 S.) Salt Lake City, from 6-8 p.m. and the day of the service at the church from 11-11:45 a.m. There will be a small interment at Riverton City Cemetery 1540 West 13200 South Riverton. 

The family has asked in lieu of flowers donations to Douglas Elton Memorial at Mountain American Credit Union. 


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