Services can be viewed live at the following link: douglassweeney.live
Doug was born in Columbus, Ohio and moved to Arizona at 3 years old. He grew up in Phoenix and attended Central High School. He was a talented athlete and passed his love of sports to his children and grandchildren.
He graduated from ASU in Finance & Real Estate and worked as a real estate developer and custom home builder.
He married his high school sweetheart Kristen Rhead. He was a selfless and devoted husband to Kristen and father to their five beautiful children. His greatest joy in life was knowing that his children were happy and faithful.
Doug was also an adored grandfather and his favorite times in recent years were spent with his grandchildren. They all loved their Papi!
Doug was a tireless worker. Whether at home, work or church, he always managed to get things done. He was everyone’s handyman.
Doug was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He diligently served in many capacities throughout his life. Most recently he loved serving with the Young Single Adults.
Doug passed away Monday, December 7th and some of his last moments on earth were spent serving in his callings on Sunday. He was always so devoted and eager to serve.
His unexpected passing has left a hole in the lives of all who knew him, but especially his sweet wife and family. He will be sorely missed. His family is grateful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and sacred covenants that seal them for eternity and give them hope of a joyful reunion in the life hereafter.
Parents: Judy & Ron Gawlitta
Sister: Debbie Pennell
Justin & Marin Sweeney: Carden, Brooke, Rhead, McKay & Ruthie
James & Erin Sweeney: Emma, Lucy, Ethan, Joshua & Benjamin
Ashley & Mike Smith: Halle, Eva, Noah, Greyson & Duke
Jaren & Keisha Sweeney: Jordan
Michelle & Jake Wright: Maggie & Jacob Lo