“Grandpa Doug”Our dear father and grandfather, Douglas Hadfield Scott, passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 13, 2009. He was a kind man who was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Doug was born to Margaret Ellen Hadfield and William Bryan Scott September 10, 1928. He enjoyed growing up on a farm with his four siblings. Doug was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Malta, Idaho where he grew up. He liked to talk about how he was baptized in a watering hole. Doug and his brothers and sisters attended a one-room schoolhouse, where they had all kinds of adventures. He was especially close to his sister, LaRue, who passed away just weeks ago. Doug moved to Salt Lake City when he was thirteen. He attended Granite High School where he participated in sports, was captain of the football team and voted best looking guy in the school. He kept his good looks throughout his life.Doug joined the military at age 17 and was assigned to a special humanitarian project, which allowed him to travel all over Kyushu, Japan right after WW II. His family was proud of the service he gave to his country. He made lasting friendships with those he met through the service.Doug married Ruth Lundevall on July 13, 1950. He adored her and they built a wonderful life together. They raised their three children in Murray, and enjoyed doing all kinds of activities together. They especially loved water-skiing and camping. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife and her two sisters, Amy & Lillian, all over the western states and Canada. Doug was a carpenter and had his own business for several years. He could build and fix anything and used his skills to help family, friends and neighbors. When Doug learned of anyone in need, he was always there to lend a hand. Doug was a devoted husband and missed his dear wife and companion of 53 years when she passed away in 2003. His children and grandchildren adored him and always felt his love and support. They will remember him for his great sense of humor and his adventurous stories. In later years, Doug looked forward to golfing and hanging out with his friends (the Old Man's Club). He will definitely be missed by his buddies. Doug struggled with heart failure, but was able to extend his life over 20 years after suffering a major heart attack, by exercising, keeping active, and staying positive and happy. Doug was cared for by skilled cardiologists through the University of Utah and amazing nurses and staff through the Veterans Hospital that helped add years to his life. He loved life and lived it to the fullest.Doug leaves behind his adoring children: Pam Scott, Brad and Erin Scott, and Lynda and Marshall Allred. He is survived by 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Doug was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ruth; parents; and all four siblings.Funeral services will be held at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State St., Murray, Utah, Wednesday, December 16th at 12:00. Friends may visit one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Murray City Cemetery.