Douglas Holmes Weaver, 70, of Castle Dale, Utah, passed away unexpectedly on August 3, 2021.
Doug was born in Salt Lake City, UT, on April 23, 1951, the middle son of the late Hill Holmes Weaver and late Grace Pearl Wall Weaver. He is survived by the love of his life, Laurel Christensen Weaver, wife of 47 years, and his five children: Chari (Ian) Shideler, Brandon (Kathrine) Weaver, Shalise (Ebacilio) Rivas, Shontelle (Eric) Halladay and Bryson Weaver. Doug is also survived by his 8 adorable grandchildren, Brandon, Jorrel, Kayla, Eryss, Anthony, Kaden, Annalia and Nathan. In addition to his wife and children, he is also survived by his two brothers, Michael and Paul Weaver.
Doug moved 19 times before high school graduation and lived from the west coast in California to the east coast in Florida during his youth. He graduated from Huntsville High in Alabama in 1969, where he loved baseball, running and especially wrestling, in which he lettered.
Doug loves the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and chose to serve a two-year mission where he was called to the Eastern States Mission at the age of 19. Upon returning from his mission, he attended Ricks College in Idaho where he met Laurel. A year later, on January 3rd, 1974, Doug and Laurel were married for time and all eternity in the Ogden, Utah LDS Temple.
The newlyweds resided in Provo, UT where Doug continued his education at Brigham Young University.
Doug became the proud, doting father to a baby girl in 1975, an excited father of a boy in 1977. In 1979, with two little kids in tow, Doug was presented with an opportunity to work for Xerox in a small town in central Utah. After much thought and prayer, which always accompanied large decisions, Doug and Laurel chose to move to Castle Dale, UT where they built their life and grew their family.
Three short years later, in 1982, Doug welcomed another beautiful daughter. In 1987, Doug got his "daddy's girl" and later became the loving father to another son in 1992.
Throughout his life, Doug has thrived on offering service to others through his church and his community. He has held many leadership positions within the LDS Church over his adult life and has served as a City Councilman in Castle Dale, on and off, for the past 20 years. He was also involved with the Castle Valley Pageant, a passion of his, for approximately 25 years.
While serving as a Bishop for nearly 6 years, Doug focused heavily on the youth and has been highly involved with the Scouting program since the 1980's. Hundreds of youth, over the years, have been influenced by his sense of humor, love of the outdoors, knowledge and his faith.
Doug is a family man and loves to camp, hike through the San Rafael and vacation with his wife and family. He loves the Gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, music, fishing, sports, photography, reading and has always tinkered with wood whether it be carving a stick with a pocket knife while sitting around the campfire or doing projects around his home.
Doug is loved and will be extremely missed. He would also want those he loves to know that he is only gone for a time and he will see everyone again when the time is right.
A viewing from 5:00 - 7:00 PM will be held on Tuesday, August 10th, 2021, at the Castle Dale LDS Stake Center located at 35 E. Main St. in Castle Dale, UT. The following day, Wednesday, August 11, 2021, there will be a short viewing between 10:00 - 11:00 AM, followed by a memorial service at 11:30 AM. Doug will be interred in the Castle Dale Cemetery following the memorial at approximately 1:00 PM.
Following all services, a meal will be provided for family and friends who have traveled to pay tribute to this wonderful man. It will be held at the LDS Church located at 165 W. 800 N. in Castle Dale, UT.
The family is grateful to the friends, family, church and community members for their love and support during this emotional time of great loss. They recognize the impact their husband, father, brother and grandfather has had for so many and they know, and Doug knows, how much his family is loved by you all.
Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Family and friends may sign the guestbook and share memories of Douglas at www.fausettmortuary.