In Memory

Doug Banks

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07/22/13 02:03 PM #1    

Geraldine Williams (Lawrence)







Douglas J. Banks

May 5, 1950  ~  November 11, 2010 

Douglas J. Banks came to earth on May 5, 1950 to Robert J. and Joyce Jones Banks and returned on November 11, 2010 following complications from surgery.

He was born in Spanish Fork, Utah, and he and his little sisters, Gloria, Vivian and Suzanne, lived on a small dairy farm in Palmyra, Utah. He had many aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and family close by. After graduating from Spanish Fork High School, he served an LDS mission in Peru.

Doug enjoyed Star Trek, science fiction books and movies, trains, guns, gardening, cooking, canning, and traveling. He also enjoyed collecting stamps, walking sticks and spoons from around the world. He loved putting together puzzles with Tawni, rock hunting with Jacob, helping Melissa with her homework, watching Glenn Beck with Becki, and writing to Brittney. Most of all he loved this country, the constitution, his church and family.

His favorite church job was serving as a Sunbeam teacher in Primary, and his grandchildren loved FHE when he gave the lesson. “Still waters run deep” – that’s Doug.

His cousin, Carin Becker Green introduced Doug to Tonia Hale, and on October 23, 1974 they were married in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. They are the parents of 5 children; Rebecca Jo of Mayfield, UT; Mrs. Hyrum (Tawni) Berg and babies Savannah Grace and Vivian Jane of Seattle, WA; Jacob and Danielle Banks and babies Brooklyn Nichole and Carter Jacob of Provo, UT; Brittney Lee serving in the Cauayan, Philippines Mission; and Melissa Joy at Snow College in Ephraim, UT.

Doug is survived by his father, Robert J. Banks of Palmyra, UT and sisters, Mrs. Steve (Gloria) Hardy of Palmyra, UT, and Mrs. Scott (Suzanne) Livingston of Spanish Fork, UT.

He is preceded in death by his little sister, Vivian Lee; his mother, Joyce Jones Banks; and grandparents, Leo and Bertha Banks, and Ora and Vivian Jones.

A special viewing will be held Sunday evening from 5 – 7 pm at the Walker Sanderson Mortuary 600 East 800 North in Orem, UT.

Funeral services will be held Monday at the Orchard 1st Ward Chapel, 675 East 800 North in Orem. Viewing is from 9:30-10:45 am and Services at 11:00 am.

Doug’s children and grandchildren, family, in-laws, friends and business associates around the country and world have made his life sparkle with love, joy and adventure. And so it continues!


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