Douglas Arthur Potter
Doug was called to rest in the gentle arms of Our Blessed Lord on November 6, 2022, after a long illness.
For over 58 years he was the beloved husband of his wife, Theresa and the father of three devoted Sons: Dion (Julie) of Miramar, Florida, Sean (Ann Marie) of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Colin (Katherine) of Salt Lake City. He was the grandfather of seven-Keegan, Kaitlynn (Humberto Busto), Eamon, Declan, Jesse, Nicholas, William and the great-grandfather of Tristan (Busto). His children and grandchildren will miss him more than words can convey. He will also be remembered with love by three dear sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A third-generation Texan, Doug served his country in the United States Air Force, was a private pilot and spent his working career in the commercial and general aviation industries. He traveled the world and made lifelong friends wherever he went. When he retired from Gulfstream Aerospace he was a Vice President of Sales for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Doug was a true outdoorsman. When his children were young the family relocated from Southern California to Miami, Florida. The move afforded him the opportunity to spend many happy hours in his airboat in The Everglades where he instilled in his sons his love of hunting and fishing. When Doug and Theresa became “empty nesters” they moved from Miami to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where he continued to work as an aviation consultant and passed along his passion for outdoor pursuits to his grandchildren, who visited many times over the years. Doug and Theresa’s move to Salt Lake City five years ago was due to his declining health and the desire to be closer to family.
The family extends grateful thanks to Intermountain Hospice and to the staff at Capitol Hill Senior Living, in particular to the amazing team of nurses, CNAs and aides in the memory care wing who helped care for Doug over the last 5 months with unflagging good humor, grace and compassion.
A funeral Mass for Doug will be celebrated on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 South Temple Street, Salt Lake City. Doug's ashes will be laid to rest following Mass at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 4th Avenue and "T" Street, Salt Lake City.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lewy Body Dementia Association would be welcome (lbda.org/donor).