OBITUARY

Douglas Brent Zitting

February 25, 1978July 8, 2017

Douglas Brent Zitting, age 39, was at home and woke up peacefully in heaven on the morning of July 8, 2017. He was born February 25, 1978 in West Valley City, Utah to Brent William Zitting and Colleen Hansen Zitting. He attended West Jordan High School and graduated from Salt Lake Community College with a Nursing Degree, he loved being a nurse. He was very loving, loyal, big hearted, Funny, a joker, and he loved watching and participating in all sports. He loved baseball; the Atlanta Braves were his favorite team, Chipper Jones, was his favorite player. He loved watching the Jazz play and watching football games on TV in the fall. He loved to play golf, softball, and was a great bowler. He had many 300 game rings. He started playing sports with soccer at four years old and baseball as a child. He started in a bowling league in junior high with his brother. In high school he was in many bowling tournaments and took third place at nationals in Las Vegas and earned a $3000.00 college scholarship. Doug loved his family very much. He loved to do activities with his nieces and nephews. He treated them as his own children. He always wanted children, they were his by extension. He had the best brothers and sisters in the world. He loved his parents and his dogs, Buddy and Dexter. He loved the weather since he was very young. When KSL TV came to Academy Park Elementary, Lynn Randolph was very impressed with his knowledge and called him “Mr. Twister” on the air. The night Doug died; he orchestrated a magnificent thunder and lightning storm for us. We all said together; “This is Doug’s storm”. He loved working as a nurse and he loved science and history. He was a gambling man. He enjoyed going to Wendover. He could turn $40 into $400. He loved to travel; one of his favorite places was Disney World. He loved chatting with his friends on the all deaf chat site. He was very loving and always had a hug for his Mom. She would say “I need a Dougie hug” because that is what they were called since he was a young child and he would give them to all in need of a hug. He always had a smile on his face from the time he was very young and was always happy even while he was going through multiple medical problems that started as a young child. He loved his father very much and was able to spend his last day on earth with his Dad. He is survived by his parents, Brent and Colleen; siblings, Darrell Zitting (Tracy), Debbie Zitting, DeeAnn Lopez-Jones (Jeff), David Zitting (Angie); nieces and nephews, Daryllin, Ryllee, Alexis, Brittany, Brandon, Christopher (mini me), Kayleen, Joseph, Faith, Titus, Mason, Ciena, and Tadum; and his dogs, Buddy and Dexter. Preceded in death by his grandparents and two aunts. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ridgeland Ward House, 4251 South 4800 West, West Valley City, Utah. Viewings held Friday, July 14, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Valley View Funeral Home, 4335 West 4100 South, West Valley City, Utah and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Services

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    Friday, July 14, 2017

  • Viewing

    Saturday, July 15, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, July 15, 2017

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July 16, 2017

Hey buddy may you rip you are a great person.I had a great time bowling with you Shaun goulding.

Jesse Oakeson

July 13, 2017

Doug was the last friend I said goodbye to before getting in the car and moving from the neighborhood. That was more than 25 years ago, but the memory is clear. I remember trading cards and playing baseball with Doug as we grew up together. He bore his crosses with dignity and a good attitude. He will be missed greatly.

Bruce Baumgart

July 13, 2017

I was saddened to hear of Doug's passing. Though we drifted apart as we lived our lives, I will always have the memories of our friendship while growing up together. I really enjoyed playing softball with Doug and even still have my Disasters Softball jersey from the last time we played together. There may be one less great guy here on Earth now, but I know he will be well remembered for all the fun things he did and the great times he spent with everyone. R. I. P. Doug

July 13, 2017

Dear Brent and Colleen,
We are so sad about the passing of Doug. We remember him when he was a little boy growing up in the neighborhood. He was so cute. Our hearts and prayers are with you.
David and Vickie Briggs

Reed Baumgart

July 13, 2017

Shocked and saddened. I will always miss hanging out, playing ball, or just doin whatever. You are a great person to know. I will keep a place in my heart just for you. Thoughts and prayers be with your family. Love and miss you.

Patrice

July 12, 2017

May the thought of knowing that friends family and God share your grief be of comfort to your family. (Pro 17:17)

Roman A

July 11, 2017

Doug was a fun and cool guy to yak it up with.. he was awesome with stuff regarding sports and collecting cards like hockey and baseball cards.. will miss his chatting and I'm sure he will be a wonderful angel up in heaven.. God bless ya and fly high!!

July 11, 2017

Dear Brent and Colleen, Sorry to hear of the death of your son. Life has a way of dealing us hard things. May the love of your family be a strength to you. I enjoyed reading about Doug - a great guy. Love, Arlene Petersen

Steve K

July 11, 2017

RIP Douglas may he rest in peace and enjoying playing gold or blackjack in heaven.
I will miss his chat about golfing and blackjack and sports

Sukie

July 11, 2017

This broke my heart. He was an amazing guy.

FROM THE FAMILY