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Douglas Scott Kimball

February 22, 1964 — April 17, 2022

FARMINGTON, UT – Douglas Scott Kimball was born on February 22, 1964, and adopted by loving parents David Ashby Kimball and Helen Carol Bauer Kimball. Doug died peacefully at home with his wife by his side early Easter morning, April 17, 2022 at the age of 58.

Doug spent his youth skiing in the Wasatch Mountains during the winter and waterskiing during the summer at Lake Powell. He had many fond memories of his time spent at Powell with his siblings Kaye, Jeff, and Craig. Doug’s parents let them run free at Powell, getting themselves into more trouble climbing rocks than they let their parents know. Doug and his siblings continued the Lake Powell tradition with their children, making at least one trip to the lake every year for the last fifty years.

Doug was introduced to snowboarding in the sports infancy and immediately fell in love. After his first day on the hill with a friend’s homemade snowboard, he rushed to purchase his first of many Burton boards. He never snow skied again. When Brighton opened the mountain to boarders, Doug was the 24th boarder to pass their test and be allowed to ride the lifts. Later in life, Doug went heliboarding in Canada many times with his lifelong friend Chris Keefe. He loved being on the mountain, and he loved long runs in virgin powder.

In high school, Doug was on the water polo and swim teams, where he met Megan Neff, his future wife. Doug and Megan married on May 26, 1984 and were later sealed to each other and their three children in the Bountiful Temple on November 28, 1998.

Music was a meaningful part of Doug’s life. Having learned to play piano and trumpet in his youth, he was pleased when each of his children learned to play instruments and loved music as much as he did. Doug loved attending rock concerts, even when they were put on by his children in the back seat of the car. His love of music continued throughout his life, taking up bass guitar lessons in his last few years.

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Doug had many callings, but he had a soft spot for Scouting. Doug loved the scouts, their enthusiasm to learn new skills, and watching them bond on campouts. Doug had the privilege of serving with the Scouts while his son was in the program.

Doug attended Oregon Health Science University where he made lifelong friends, graduating with honors in 1993 with a Doctorate of Medical Dentistry. After a residency at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Denver, Colorado, he returned to Utah to run his own dental practice in Kaysville. He was a gifted dentist who sought to perfect his craft through continuing education, which led him to become a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry in 2003. He found his love of teaching while attending and mentoring at the Kois Center, going on to become one of their Clinical Instructors. He later worked as an adjunct professor at Roseman University of Health Sciences in the College of Dental Medicine while continuing his private practice. Doug loved being a dentist and felt it a privilege to serve his patients.

Doug thought life was meant to be lived, not viewed from the sidelines. He lived this motto, even after being diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Multiforme brain tumor. During the last four and a half years of his life, Doug, Megan, and their family had as many adventures as possible, including Doug and Megan’s dream trip to the Galapagos Islands.

Doug also continued snowboarding, thanks to his love of the sport and the amazing people at Ogden Valley Adaptive Sports who helped him live life to the fullest. Their love and support was outstanding, and adaptive instructor Jacob Vigneault, lovingly referred to by Doug as his “Exoskeleton”, became a great friend, and practically a member of the family even off the mountain.

Three years ago, Doug found his birth father, Jim Murvine (Annie) and half-brother Allen Murvine (Denise). Doug felt fortunate to have them in his life and was grateful for the time he was able to spend building a relationship with his newfound family.

Doug was grateful for having good people placed in his path and was overwhelmed by the kindness of others. Thank you to everyone who lifted his spirits and treated him with dignity.

Doug is survived by his wife Megan, their three children Brittney Howard (Dave), Caitlin Kimball (Austin Dransfield), and Zachary Kimball (Angela), and two wonderful granddaughters, Eltsie and Lily. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Joyce.

A viewing will be held at Russon Brothers Mortuary 1941 N. Main, Farmington, on Thursday, April 21, 2022. Friends and family may visit between 6 and 8 pm and prior to services from 9:45 to 10:45 am. The funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday, at the Utah North Stake Center, 728 W. Shepard Lane, Farmington.

We cannot adequately express how much of a difference Ogden Valley Adaptive Sports made in Doug’s life. Please consider supporting their work. 

For those wishing to attend virtually, the service will be streamed live at 11:00 AM on Russon Mortuary and Crematory Facebook Page using the following link: 

Services will also be streamed under this obituary beginning at 11:00 AM on Friday.

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