Douglas Ray Looney

Douglas Ray Looney, age 70 passed away on May 21, 2021, in St George Utah. Doug was born on July 3, 1950, in Salmon Idaho to Relmond and Jaqueline Looney. Doug was the 5th child of the 6 children they had. Doug lived in Idaho, Moab Utah, Caselton Nevada, Pioche, and Alamo Nevada.

The family moved from Moab to Caselton Nevada where he attended Lincoln County High School in Panaca Nevada. Doug loved to play football and was football captain his senior year. His parents moved to Las Vegas and he wanted to stay so he lived with the Cowley family until his graduation from Lincoln County High School in 1968.

Doug joined the Army in September 1968 he was trained as a mechanic.  He often told stories of his time spent in Germany. Doug was honorable discharged in 1971.

After the Army Doug moved back to Pioche to work in the mines. During this time, he met and married Ann Looney in 1975. Along with this union, Doug gained his three children Juanita Lamb, Launa Chouquer and, Guy Looney (they later divorced).

Doug moved his family to Alamo in 1976 to work at Union Carbide as an underground miner. Doug loved his home in Alamo and all the friendships he made through the years.

Doug loved hunting, fishing, and trapping. He loved doing these with his son and two grandsons giving them a hard time. He lovingly told the story of him killing an elk and Dylan dragging it over the top of Cody coming off the hillside.

Doug married Debbie Cowley his high school sweetheart April 13, 2014. This union gave him two stepchildren Paul Langford and Kasie (Jeremy) Hamman. He would get excited planning trips to visit with them both.

Doug deeply loved Debbie, his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He never missed anything that they were involved in through the years.

Doug retired from the teamster union in 2015. Retiring out of Mercury.

Doug is survived by his wife Debbie Cowley-Looney, his 4 children Launa (Rick) Chouquer, Guy Looney, Kasie (Jeremy) Hamman, Paul Langford. His grandchildren Amanda (Cory) Chouquer, Cody (Maggie) Lamb, Marisa Phillips, Dylan (Tatyanah) Phillips, Julia Looney, Brooke Hamman, Tyler Hamman, Bailee Langford, Kyle Langford, and Delaine Langford. His two Great-grandchildren Steven Riley Chouquer and Layla Jo Phillips. Siblings Judy (Bob) Burrer and Rueben Looney, Cheryl Hart. His many nieces and nephews (all loved so much by him each holding a special place in his heart with a special nickname given to them by him).

Doug is proceeded in death by his daughter Nita Lamb, Mother, Father, sister Loretta Johnson, brother Jake Looney, sister-in-law Norma Darling Looney, niece Jackie Looney, nephew Tyrone Kelley.

The Family would like to thank you all for the love and support you have given to us during this time.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah 84770, 435-673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Doug’s guestbook at




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23 Responses

  1. You’ll always be my second dad and I’ll always be your brat!! You were grandpa Doug to my kids and we loved you dearly. Until we meet again, fly high with Nita and the Angels. R.I.P.

  2. RIP my Uncle your in heaven now so don’t
    Stir up too much Hell 😉
    Thanks for the loving memories ❤️❤️💔

  3. RIP My Uncle you’re in Heaven now
    So don’t stir up too much Hell 😉
    Love you ❤️💔🥲❤️❤️

    1. We will miss you Doug, thanks for being the best Neighbor. So glad that you came into my work a few weeks ago to see me! I Loved our visit and I will cherish all the memories with you! Thanks for helping make Jared and I’s wedding so beautiful. We probably owed you 1000’s for your electric bill for all those extension cords running from your house to ours for all those darn lights! Thanks for being a irreplaceable neighbor and friend. Love you!

  4. We Loved Doug, & He Loved us Back. He Was Our #1 Neighbor!! He always had some Story to tell about us! We Are All Going to miss Him So Very Much!! But one think I Do Know he is Having the Best Visit with the People he Loved that went before him!! Love You Looney Tune!!!

  5. Don’t forget to step on my toes every so often. I love you always grandpa. Give Aunt Nita a kiss for me. R.I.P wonderful man I love you to the moon.
    Love you forever,
    Your Little Brat!

  6. Awesome man and best neighbor. He loved my parents and they loved him. He was always working on or fixing something. You are loved Doug and will be missed.

  7. One of the nicest men we’ve ever known and the Best neighbor. Always looking out for everyone and making sure the neighbors that needed it had wood for the winter. If you needed anything Doug would have the tool to get it done. Doug would do anything for anyone even if you weren’t his favorite person. He was a great friend and we will truly miss his humor. Till we all meet again my friend and neighbor.
    I know he is watching with his loved ones beyond and rooting us all on just as he did from his chair through the window keeping an eye
    On the neighborhood.

  8. He was always the best neighbor and always kept watch over my moms house. He will be missed

  9. I love you and forever will. Don’t forget to step on my toes every now and then. Give aunt Nita a kiss for me. I’ll always be your little brat. I’ll sure miss my cheeks being pinched by you every hug you’ve ever given me. I love you always. R.I.P Grandpa.
    I’ll see you when I get there.

  10. I love you and forever will. Don’t forget to step on my toes every now and then. Give aunt Nita a kiss for me. I’ll always be your little brat. I’ll sure miss my cheeks being pinched by you every hug you’ve ever given me. I love you always. R.I.P Grandpa.
    I’ll see you when I get there.

  11. You and Deb have always been there to help Shawn. And were always there to help us in need. Parts tools you name it and you guys were there.
    I thought we were going to be neighbors one day. I will miss you Uncle Doug 🤗🥲❤️
    Love your niece Linda Hansen

  12. Uncle Doug and Debbie you have always been there for Shawn. And you have always been there for us when we needed something a tool parts you name it just about anything.
    I thought we was going to be neighbors.
    I will miss you Uncle Doug 🤗🥲❤️
    Love you
    Love your niece Linda Hansen

  13. Going to miss you! You’ve been my brother since second grade in Castleton. Love you and will miss you dearly.

  14. The heavens have gained a great man! He was always happy and could make you laugh. RIP Doug you will be missed😭

  15. I knew Doug from our days at Lincoln County High School. I am very sorry to learn of his passing. RIP to one of the good guys. We’ll all meet again someday, my friend.

  16. So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. He was always kind and helpful. But, Most of all made us smile! Always a jokester. Sending prayers and healing to the family!

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