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Douglas V. Savage

Born: Wed., Jan. 29, 1930
Died: Wed., Aug. 5, 2020


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Mon., Aug. 10, 2020
Location: Lovell Community Center

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., Aug. 10, 2020
Location: Lovell Community Center

Interment following funeral service

Mon., Aug. 10, 2020
Location: Lovell Cemetery

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Douglas Vernon Savage, 90, died Aug. 5, 2020, in his home in Lovell.

He was born Jan. 29, 1930, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Van Ransler Savage and Gladys Whitehead. He was the youngest of 12 children.

Doug and his brothers owned several ranches in the West. He continued ranching until he left on his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Western States Mission.

After his mission he returned to ranching in Montana. He attended a church function, and it was there he met his sweetheart, a schoolteacher, Eva Mae Collins. They married in the Salt Lake Temple on June 28, 1957.

After they were married, they moved to several places as he continued working on ranches with his brothers. As ranching did not always pay the bills, he often had side jobs. He worked construction and did cement work.

In 1967 he took his wife, Eva, and their children and moved to Lovell. He began building furniture with his wife and her brothers, Glynn and LeRoy Collins. Doug and Eva continued in upholstery until retirement.

He loved his family and enjoyed many activities with them. He liked bowling, basketball, riding horses, fishing and playing softball. He loved coaching the youth baseball and basketball.

Doug was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many church callings. He served as the new bishop of the Lovell Fourth Ward. He and his wife, Eva, served as temple workers in the Idaho Falls and Billings temples for 35 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and six sisters.

Douglas is survived by his wife, Eva; children Tamara (David) Wheeler, Douglas (Robyn) Savage, Debora (Rod) Allred, Leeann Savage and Melin (Matthew) Fisk; 21 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren.

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John Winterholler
   Posted Thu August 06, 2020
Dear Eva and all the Savage children,

I was saddened to read of the passing of Bishop Savage (to me at least). I remember well the time when the Savage family moved to Lovell and opened the upholstery business. Bert and Alys Winterholler were big fans of your business and your abilities. And the Winterhollr family had the good fortune to have the Savage Family move into the Lovell 3rd Ward where we became friends and almost family. Tamara and Doug were great examples to me when growing up and I remember fondly all the seminary, Ward and neighborhood functions that brought us all together. Bishop Doug was especially influential to me at times when I was making critical decisions about my life. He was kind, patience, and always had a wonderful and welcoming smile on his face. Please know of my love and admiration for him and for all of you. I hope that you will be able to celebrate his life and pay wonderful tribute to this great man. John Winterholler

Colleen (Lear) Hatch
   Posted Fri August 07, 2020
Eva and children, I was saddened to hear of Uncle Doug’s passing. I pray that the love and peace of our Savior Jesus Christ will enfold all of you and comfort you at this time.

Sylvia Savage Riley
   Posted Fri August 07, 2020
Dear Eva, and family,

I was so sad to hear of Uncle Doug's recent passing. I loved him so much. He was always so kind and gentle, and always had a smile on his face. He will certainly be missed by those he left behind.

Our loss is Heaven's gain, I am certain.

May your family feel the tender mercies of the Lord as you mourn his passing.

Janet Nazer
   Posted Sat August 08, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss!!

Janet Nazer

Scott Jolley
   Posted Sat August 08, 2020

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