Douglas Kent Gadd, 78, passed away at home in Monroe, Utah late September 30, 2020, surrounded by loved ones. Doug was born on July 15, 1942 to Melvin Roy and Ruth Almira Gadd. He was the youngest of four sisters: Deloris, Lois, Kaye, and Deon, and one brother, Melvin Lynn.
Doug married Mary Anne Fisher (1944–2019) on October 12, 1962 in the Logan Temple. They later divorced. Doug married Margaret Jean Morrey Brown on March 2, 1996. They were later sealed in the Manti Temple.
Doug graduated from Jordan High School in 1960.
Doug loved to golf, go hunting with his sons, spend time playing games around the table with friends and family, and travel with Margaret. He was the world’s best napper. Ask him if he were sleeping and he would say "no, just resting my eyes." He loved to talk and visit with anyone who would listen.
An electrician by trade, Doug got his start with Kennecott Copper as a lineman and later became a foreman. In 1984, he moved to Monroe to be the full time Power Superintendent. He retired 23 years later as Monroe’s City Manager. During his time with Monroe, he was a member of UAMPS and a city council member. He loved to wire houses and would accept payment in brownies and cookies.
Doug was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in a variety of scouting positions, a member of the bishopric, and many other church callings.
Doug is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, brother, and stepson Mark Riddle. Doug leaves behind his wife, Margaret; his seven children: Trent (Rebecca), Teri (Michael), Trevor (Trina), Tyler (Jaimi), Traci (Douglas), Troy (Amanda), and Todd (Garrett); his three stepchildren: Milton (Louise), Michael, and Melani; 20 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the Monroe North Ward Chapel, 49 East 200 North, Monroe. Friends may call Friday evening at the Magleby Mortuary in Richfield from 6-7 p.m. or Saturday at the ward chapel in Monroe from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Monroe City Cemetery. As per Church guidelines, those attending the visitation and/or services at the church should wear masks while entering and leaving the building and practice social distancing. Live streaming of the services and online guestbook can be found at www.maglebymortuary.com under Doug’s obituary. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.
The family would like to thank Zions Way Hospice for the love and care they gave to Douglas during this time.
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