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Obituary: Douglas Marshall Moon

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12/12/41 ~ 1/4/03

Douglas Marshall Moon passed away Saturday, January 4, 2003.

Doug was born in Salt Lake City, UT Dec 12, 1941. He was named after two key World War II generals whose courage and determination to win were reflected throughout Doug's life, especially in his last fight with cancer.

Doug was the youngest of four children born to John Ruland and LaDell Leonard Moon. He grew up in Farm-ington, UT. He graduated from Davis High School, where he was an all-state basketball player. He attended the University of Utah on a basketball scholarship. While at the "U" he lettered for three years and became the 4th all-time free throw leader in the history of the school. He also served as Captain of the basketball team during his senior year. In 1964, Doug made the All Western Athletic Conference team. He was drafted by the then Baltimore Bullets, but he decided he wanted to be a coach.

He coached basketball and taught at Uintah and Layton High Schools. While at Uintah, his team won the state basketball championship. He was a great teacher of young people. He taught them how to work hard on the basketball court just as he had learned to do on the old, gravel court in his back yard.

Doug was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married Beth Bodily of Syracuse, UT. They had four children, Troy (Michelle), Nampa, ID, Jeff (Julie), Idaho Falls, ID, Lance (Julie), Layton, UT, and Kirsten (Curt) Nye, Clinton, UT. On March 31, 2000, he married Elaine Tidwell of Salt Lake City.

Doug was a great outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing, and golf. He loved life and its challenges. He had a sharp sense of humor that stayed with him to the end of his life. His family and friends loved him and cared for him throughout his long illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Margaret; and sister, Margaret Ann. He is survived by his wife; four children; 27 grandchildren; one great-grandson; sister, Carolyn (Deon) Stuart; brother, Leonard (Delores) Moon; and stepchildren, Duane (Kimberly) Tidwell, David (Angela) Tidwell, Tammy (Brad) Kilpatrick, Richard (Rebecca) Tidwell, Tasha (Randy) Jensen.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wed. Jan 8, 2003 Farmington North Stake Cen-ter, 729 W. Shepard Lane, Farming-ton, UT. Friends may call Tues. 6-8 p.m. Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary, 400 N. Main, Kaysville, UT and 9:30-10:45 a.m. Farmington North Stake Center prior to the funeral. Interment, Farmington City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please go shoot some hoops with your kids. Email family condolences: llm@lindquistmortuary.com