In Memory

Douglas Cannon

Douglas Cannonn loving memory of Doug Cannon, we honor our treasured husband, father, grandpa, brother, and friend who passed away on one of his favorite days of the year, Veterans Day - November 11, 2021. Doug lived life to its fullest and always smiled, served others, and believed that everyday was a gift to enjoy. Doug was born to (Trace) Taylor and Marjorie Coulam Cannon on May 21, 1943 in Ogden, UT and is the oldest of six children in his family. As he grew up, he loved all sports and was an incredible athlete who enjoyed basketball, baseball, and football.

Doug was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He served a mission to Finland. He served faithfully as a Young Men’s President, Elders Quorum President, ward clerk, stake clerk, Sunday school teacher (many times), and various other church callings. The faith and testimony of Doug has been a pillar of strength, a cornerstone for his character, and a guiding light for his family.

Doug found the love of his life, Sally Summerill, while home on leave from Fort Ord, California. He was on leave from his basic army training during December, 1968. Their courtship was quite unique; Doug and Sally were mostly away from each other, communicating only through letters. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on November 14th, 1969. They were married for 51 years 362 days...just three days short of 52 years.

Doug was a 1st Lieutenant War Hero and Infantry Officer in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He earned and received the Bronze Star of Valor and Purple Heart. He also earned the Combat Infantry Badge and the U.S. Army Marksmanship Qualification Badge, Expert (rifle). Doug loved his country. Even after his departure from the military, he continued to honor and respect the cherished freedoms he fought for. With the service he gave and a life nearly lost, he will truly be seen as an American Hero in this beautiful country.

Doug graduated from Ogden High School in 1961. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree from Weber State University in 1968. After his discharge from the U.S. Army in 1971, Doug earned his Master's of English degree from the University of Utah. He later earned his Ed.S. degree (Educational Specialist) from the University of Utah.

Doug was a teacher and an administrator for 34 years in Davis School District. He taught English at North Layton Junior High School and Clearfield High School. He was a favorite among the students and faculty. Later in his career, he was an administrator at North Layton Junior High School, Sunset Junior High School, and West Point Junior High School. He loved to interact and guide students who had crossed the line and were sent to his office to be disciplined. For whatever reason, most of them came out with their punishment still to take place appreciating the respect he gave them even when they messed up.

Doug was also a member of the DEA (Davis Education Association). He was an elected member of the board. He later was elected and served as DEA President. When he started his administrative role in the Davis School District, he still maintained his membership in the DEA.

One of Doug’s favorite hobbies was coaching soccer for Shok ‘79. He taught his players the importance of working together, learning trust, and recognizing the talents of each soccer player, on and off the field. One of Doug’s greatest joys in life was spending time with his family. If there was a soccer, basketball, baseball, or any event his children or grandchildren were participating in, he was there, cheering them on. He truly was the greatest fan in the stands, and we will all miss the words of encouragement, applause, and hugs after the games no matter the outcome. He was proud of each and everyone of us.

Doug always loved playing golf; but after retiring, golf became quite the interest. Both Doug and Sally golfed as often as possible. As well as golfing locally, they loved to golf in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on some world renowned courses. Set aside golf, Doug and Sally loved to travel all over the world on wonderful adventures and captured memories to last a lifetime. Most people only have dreams of doing big trips. They walked along the Great Wall of China, rode elephants in India, rode camels in Egypt, and recently walked along the very steps Christ walked on in Jerusalem. These are but a few of the moments, but tell the tale...THEY LOVED TO TRAVEL!

We know Doug, our biggest fan, has been welcomed into his Savior’s loving arms with love, gratitude, and praise for leading by example, and teaching us all to have continued hope in all we do. We love you forever, Doug, Dad, Grandpa, Brother, Friend!

Doug is preceded in death by his parents Trace Taylor and Marjorie Coulam Cannon; his parents’-in-law Lear Alfred and Dorothy Van Dyke Summerill; and his daughter-in-law, Amy Michelle Cannon. He is survived by his wife, Sally Summerill Cannon (Kaysville); his sons, Jay (Sheila) Cannon (Orem), Tye (Carrie) Cannon (McKinney, TX), Quinn (Jill) Cannon (Ogden), Drew (Tara) Cannon (Layton), and his daughter Elysia (Dave) Butler (Kaysville). Doug has 24 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Mark, Paul (Diana), John (Da’nell), Scott (Emily), Kathryn (Bruce) and many other loved ones.

Please join us in celebrating the inspiring life of Douglas Coulam Cannon. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 19, 2021 at the Kaysville Crestwood Chapel, 1039 East Crestwood Road, at 11:00 a.m. The viewing, on Friday, will be from 9:45-10:45 a.m., prior to the service (Kaysville Crestwood Relief Society Room). Thursday’s viewing, November 18, 2021, will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Kaysville Crestwood Relief Society Room). Interment will be at the Kaysville City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Douglas' memory may be made to Lifeline for Vets,; and K9's for Warriors,