Douglas Leonard Cline

Oct. 9, 1926 – Aug. 28, 2018

Capt. Douglas Leonard Cline passed away quietly in his sleep the afternoon of Aug. 28, 2018. He achieved the seasoned age of 91. Doug was born on Oct. 9, 1926, to Lena Delphine and Lloyd Alan Cline in Dodge City, Kansas.

In 1943 he married Dorothy Louise Serber, of Denver, Colorado. They had one son, Douglas Lloyd Cline.

On Aug. 30, 1950, he married Beth Marjorie Larsen of Salt Lake City, Utah. They had three children: DeeLayne, Karen Lee and Dirk Leonard.

Doug’s one great love in life was flying. He enjoyed an illustrious 35-year career with United Airlines. He retired in 1986 and spent the next six years flying Learjets for private companies. If he wasn’t flying for a living, he was building, restoring and flying his own planes, flying just for the pure joy of it. In the mix, he also found time to work on and build cars and boats.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie, and daughter, DeeLayne. He is survived by son, Doug Cline, and his wife, Lana; daughter, Karen Lee, and her husband, David Butler; and son, Dirk Cline, and his wife, Karen. Doug was blessed with 13 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services

  • Graveside services will be held Saturday, Sept. 1, at 11 a.m., at the St. George City Cemetery.
  • A visitation will be held Saturday, prior to services, from 10-10:30 a.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221.

For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings please visit Metcalf Mortuary online.

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