Hurricane, Utah - Doug Walter Beutler passed away July 13, 2015 in Salina, Utah in a trucking accident. He was born July 18, 1968 in Logan, Utah to Sheldon Kemp and Patsy Greene Beutler. Doug grew up in Dayton, Idaho on a family farm. He loved tractors, dirt, semi-trucks and motorcycles. He graduated from Westside High School in 1986. He attended college at USU until he was called to serve a mission in 1987. He served an honorable mission in the Columbus, Ohio Mission until 1989. He was sealed to Tonya Winn on June 15, 1990 in the Logan LDS Temple. They were blessed with five beautiful children.
Doug attended Idaho State University in the Diesel Electric Technology Program, graduating in 1994 with Associate’s Degrees in both in Diesel Electric and Diesel Technology. In 1995, the family moved to Hurricane, Utah where they bought a trucking company and moved manufactured homes. They worked the business together. Tonya running the pilot car and escorting him as he moved mobile homes. Doug also owned a large vehicle alignment shop and worked on semi-trucks and RVs.
He loved mechanics of all kinds. He grew-up riding and fixing his motorcycles and tractors and riding with his dad in the milk truck. He learned to drive at age four on a tractor and his dad taught him to drive the semi in the milk truck when he was 13. He loved to drive trucks and was happiest when he was on the road. Although he had a great passion for trucks, his family was first. When he could take them with him in the truck he would. He was a great father, teaching each child individually how to work and have fun. He taught them mechanics, welding, driving and especially to serve others. He was an example of honesty, being trustworthy, being prepared and respecting others. His favorite scripture is Mosiah 2:17 “And behold, I tell you these things, that ye may learn wisdom, that ye may learn that when you are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God.” He has a great testimony of service and is a great example of it.
Doug was a fun guy, he loved to talk to everyone and could carry on a conversation with anyone about anything. He was outgoing, friendly, a hard-worker and dedicated. He not only taught his children well, but worked with many of their friends to teach them and gave valued advice. He is loved by all.
He married his best friend and sweetheart for eternity and together they built a great life working hand in hand in raising a family and in their businesses. He was a wonderful, supportive and loving husband and father and will be missed greatly.
He is survived by his sweetheart, Tonya; children: Austin Douglas (21), Madelyn Marie (18), Cody Roy (16), Dalyon Walter (14) and Camille Ellen (12); as well as his parents, Patsy and Sheldon Beutler; brothers: Todd (Twila), Mike (Mandy) and Kerry (Joylyn); and sister, Katie (Brett) Hyde.
Funeral services will be held in Hurricane, Utah on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Heritage LDS Chapel located at 1178 South 700 West. Visitations will be held Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Metcalf Hurricane Valley Mortuary, 140 North Main Street and on Friday, prior to services, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel.
A second funeral service will be held in Dayton, Idaho on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Dayton LDS Ward Chapel located at 825 North Westside Hwy. A visitation will be held Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel. Interment will be in the Dayton City Cemetery.
Local arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Hurricane Valley Mortuary, (435) 635-9922. Please visit our website at www.metcalfmortuary.com for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings. Dayton, Idaho arrangements under the direction of Webb Funeral Home, (208) 852-0533.