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Douglas Ryan

Douglas Paul Ryan began life November 25, 1952, and was called home January 13, 2021, due to health complications. He was born in Central Falls, Rhode Island to Wilmer and Doris Ryan. He lived in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, most of his life and attended Catholic schools. Doug enjoyed learning from his parents who taught him the value of working hard and loving what you do in life. Sports were a big part of Doug's life. He was a big fan of the Patriots, Red Sox, and Celtics. During high school, he became an accomplished athlete in baseball, football, and basketball.  His talent helped him earn a scholarship to play basketball for Providence College but in the height of the Vietnam Conflict, he decided to enlist in the Air Force to serve his country. While enlisted, he trained in munitions and served in Utah, Guam, Korea, and Vietnam. After serving in the Vietnam War, he was stationed at Hill Air Force Base. After 20 years in the Air Force, he retired in 1991 and began a new career as an x-ray technician. While attending Weber State, he met and married his best friend and love of his life, Marilyn Jean Lindsey. Their marriage was solemnized in the Ogden Temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on October 11, 1978. Doug served in many teaching and leadership callings within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His greatest joy in life was being “The Pepe” to his eight grandchildren. He “toasted” them often! Doug is survived by his two children Mark (Wendy) Ryan of North Ogden, Utah, and Lindsey (Shane) Archibald of Layton, Utah. His eight grandchildren; Alison, Adam, John Paul and Jenner Ryan; Stephen, Dallin, Owen, and Ellie Archibald. He is also survived by his three sisters and brother; Patricia (Richard) LaVornia, Sandra (Robert) Renshaw, Dennis (Susan) Ryan and Marilyn (Gene) Heon and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Jean Lindsey Ryan, his parents, Wilmer and Doris Ryan, and his great-grandson, Kobe Orion Ausar Alexander, and many other family members. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff who helped with his health issues along the way; Dr. Mansfield, Dr. Holland, PA Searle, Dr. John, and the staff at Fresenius Kidney Care. We really appreciate Active Home Health and Hospice who were so kind and helpful in his last hours. Interment at Washington Heights Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that you please give to your local charities. Help those in need. Serve others and be kind. To send flowers to Douglas' family, please visit our floral store.

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Guestbook

We love you Doug. I never got to tell how much your kindness meant to me and my family. You were so sweet to my son and he felt at ease with you. Ill never forget your word of encouragement when I was going through one of the hardest times in my life. I just want to thank you for your love and kindness. I was a privilege to spend your last thanksgiving with you. We love you and miss you.

Quincie Murphy Jan 19 2021 12:00 AM

I remember when Marilyn and Doug were following in love. Doug sang a love song to Marilyn at a ward activity. He sang it to her in the sweetest way. They just stared into each others eyes. Now their life is their love story....

Kathleenhurst Jan 18 2021 12:00 AM

Doug I would like to tell you this thanks for your friendship over the years in the special needs mutual in the Scout's and I going to miss you at camping and talking to you, it's was great to have you as a buddy too. Your friend
Robert S & Patty A Smith

Robert S Smith Jan 17 2021 12:00 AM

We all love and miss you dearly.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in Jesus name .

Gene & Marilyn Heon and Family Jan 16 2021 12:00 AM

Doug is one of the finest men I have ever met with a heart of GOLD. My condolences to your family.

Kerry Maw Jan 16 2021 12:00 AM

Doug and his wife were always so kind to my family. He will be sorely missed. My prayers are with your family

Scott Christensen Jan 16 2021 12:00 AM

We are saddened to hear of Doug's passing. We loved visiting with Marilyn and Doug. Doug worked along with Roger in the High Priest Group Leadership. We often visited Doug after the passing of Marilyn and often saw him at Hill Air Force Base. We will keep Doug and his family in our prayers.

Roger and Mary Hine Jan 16 2021 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to son and daughter and there family I will miss Doug my cousin I miss the joy he brought me I will keep him in my prayers Cynthia kirkendoll

Cynthia kirkendoll Jan 15 2021 12:00 AM