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Douglas Gubler

September 13, 1949 — April 11, 2024

LA Verkin

Douglas Gubler

Douglas Gubler, 74, of La Verkin, Utah, passed away April 11, 2024. He was born September 13, 1949, to Wickley and Ruth Empey. He married Vickie Sanders on September 18, 1971.


After high school he spent two years in the Marines. He worked as an electrician, forklift driver, welder, and a Public Works Director.


Anything that got Doug outdoors brought him joy–riding his Trail 70 with Charles, hiking, camping, or riding his side-by-side. He took up rappelling early and loved teaching hundreds of others. Coming home tired and covered in dirt fed his soul. 


He is survived by his children Adam (Rebecca) Olivia, Clara, Caleb, Asher and Robin (Shane) Rianna, Terryn, Darrian, Maura, Liam, Declan, Tikvah and Damon (Sabra) Kael, Seth, Jonas, Ivy and Jocelyn (Blake) their 10 chickens, and Braydon. And his siblings Darrel, Annette, Sharron, Nadine, Carma, and Charles. He is preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Vickie, the sweetheart of his twilight years, Sherrie, and his siblings, Eyvonne, Devar, and Lynn.


Funeral services will be held April 27, 2024, at 3:00 pm with a visitation at 2:00 pm, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 70 South 300 West La Verkin, UT. Internment of ashes will take place at the La Verkin Cemetery. 

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454.


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