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Donel R. Caudle

October 27, 1916 - July 10, 2014

Donel R. Caudle
October 27, 1916 – July 10, 2014

Donel R. Caudle, 97, passed away peacefully at home July 10, 2014, with his family by his side. Don was born to Joshua B. Caudle and Artie Grider in Ozark, Missouri. He graduated High School in Longmont, Colorado. Don married A. La Vonn Book in Longmont, Colorado on December 13, 1941.
Don was a loving husband to his wife of 72 years, a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather to all that he knew.
He was inducted into the Army on November 5, 1942 and was honorably discharged. Don spent the next 32 years working as a master electrician at the Defense Depot of Ogden before retiring.
He was a devoted church member and helped build the Assembly of God Church in Roy, Utah.
Don was a hunter and fisherman, on any given day; he could be found in the mountains, lakes, rivers or duck ponds. In the winter he could be found in his basement tying flies for family and friends. He did shoot his last elk at the age of 95. He enjoyed learning how to oil paint after he retired.

Donel is survived by his only son, Donel R. (Rebecca) Caudle Jr., six grandchildren, and many great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife La Vonn, father, mother, two brothers and one sister.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Gentiva Hospice for the wonderful care they provided.
“My pain is gone, I’ve been set free, My Lord and Savior ransomed me”

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836-36th Street, Ogden. Family and friends may visit prior to the service from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Interment to follow at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.

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Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014

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Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: October 27, 1916
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Patty posted on 5/13/17

Years have passed and still many things that you said and the things that you did are still heard and followed. I remember a conversation we had. I live by what you said then. You impacted my life more than you will ever know. Still, you are very missed. You were and are the Family Matriarch and always will be. I still cherish your paintings. Not to many men like you today. Grandpa, I hope that you are happy being back with the love of your life.


Patty Caudle posted on 9/24/16

I always think OF Grandpa Caudle. He was a man who gave his love unconditionally, he was never judge mental, loved his wife so deeply ( she proceeded him in death) and gave his all to the Lord. You will be missed by all of us.


Sandra Nielsen posted on 7/16/14

We would like to send condolences to the family from Sandra Nielsen, Beth Nielsen, Kelly Bain he will be missed a great deal by our family.