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Douglas Joseph Fife

AGC, construction industry mourn passing of Douglas Fife

The construction industry, not only in the state of Utah but across the entire country, is without one of our dear friends. Douglas Fife, a pillar in our industry, passed away June 5,1994 in Napa, California.

Doug has served AGC, and the industry, in nearly every capacity possible, and has done so with honesty, integrity, and in a way that was an example to all.

We mourn the loss of our dear friend, and extend our most sincere condolences to Geneva, Kathryn, and Paul, as well as extended family and friends. A reprint of Doug's obituary follows:


BRIGHAM CITY - Douglas Joseph Fife, 84, passed away at Napa, California on June 5, 1994.

A son of Joseph Adam and Clara Jensen Fife, he was born at Riverdale, Utah on March 21,1910. He married Geneva Hillman on Feb. 28, 1939 at Redwood City, California. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Los Angeles Temple.

Doug has worked for construction companies throughout the Western U.S. prior to completing a major portion of the Alcan Highway. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Pacific during World War ll. In 1946, Doug and Geneva started their construction business in Brigham City and Ogden. He was president and chairman of the board of the Fife Rock Products and Construction Co.

Doug served as president of the Utah Chapter of the Associated General Contractors, where he was awarded the Eric W. Ryberg Award. He was National Associated General Contractors' Highway Chairman and a national lifetime director. He served as president of the Utah Manufacturers Association and was a director of the Utah Foundation.

He was one of the founders of the Box Elder County Bank and became chairman of the board. He served as president of the Box Elder County School Board and was a member of the Brigham City Rotary Club.

He was a High Priest in the Brigham City LDS First Ward. He served as president of the Lake Bonneville Council of the Boy Scouts of America where he was awarded the Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope awards.

He is survived by his wife, Geneva; daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Paul H. Damon and grandson, Matthew H. Damon, all of Brigham City. Also surviving are two sisters: Mrs. Reed (Jean) Stockdale of Franklin, Idaho, and Mrs. Milton (Martha) Dalley of Blackfoot, Idaho. He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services were held at the Brigham City First Ward. Interment was at the Brigham City Cemetery.



Utah Chapter - Associated General Contractors of America

June 10, 1994

Salt Lake City, Utah

Vol. 1 Issue 4

News Bulletin


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