Douglas Alonzo Hooley passed away peacefully in his home on August 26, 2021, surrounded by family. He was born on October 27, 1929 to Leo and Thelma Hooley in Orem, UT. He was 91 years old.
Doug was born and raised on a farm in Orem where he lived with his parents Leo and Thelma Hooley, and his nine siblings. He joined the army at age 20 where he served 4 years during the Korean War. Doug served in the army with his brother and best friend Boyd. Together, they got into all sorts of mischief. Those years spent together provided the backdrop for the stories Doug would later enjoy telling his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Grandpa was a wonderful storyteller and regularly brought his family to tears from laughing so hard.
After leaving the army Doug married the love of his life, Glenna. They were married 57 years and raised two children, Keith and Marta. They lived in Pleasant Grove for most of their lives but enjoyed spending the winters together in their home in Arizona. They eventually bought a home in Salem where they developed deep and lasting friendships with many of their neighbors. Doug loved Glenna with all of his heart. They were inseparable in life and even after Glenna’s passing in 2011, Doug spoke of her like she never left.
Doug was an avid outdoorsman and animal lover. He hunted and fished throughout the Utah Valley with his family and friends. One of his favorite memories was of taking his granddaughter, Misty fishing as a child. Later in life he would be standing at his great granddaughter, Ella’s side as she landed her first fish.
A beloved tradition began when Grandpa would take Misty fishing and she would look forward to a stop at Fast Gas for some penny candy. That tradition continued for the rest of Doug’s life, with him imitating his young granddaughter, “Fast Gas Grandpa! Fast Gas!” whenever he passed the gas station.
Grandpa Doug always had pets; dogs, cats, and even a fish. He loved them all.
Doug worked at Geneva steel before joining the army and later worked for Viking Freight where he retired. Although he described driving the big diesel trucks as a tough job, he was proud of the work. He provided for his family and it enabled him to enjoy a long retirement.
Above all else, Doug was a kind and loving spouse, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend. We love you Grandpa.
Doug is survived by his daughter Marta Tripp, brother Boyd, sister Gaylyn, five grandchildren Dustin Tripp, Misty (Chris) Lundin, Krista Tripp, Brandon Tripp, and Marista Tripp, and four great grandchildren Liam, Ella, Calvin and Harmony. He is preceded in death by his parents Leo and Thelma Hooley, wife Glenna Hooley, son Keith Hooley, five sisters, and two brothers.
Family and friends are invited to a viewing for Doug on Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 9:30-11:30 am at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove, Utah. Graveside services will follow at 12 noon in Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please post memories of Doug at www.olpinmortuary.com.
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