Doyce Lynn Coates

7/23/1945 ~ 11/14/2021

Doyce Lynn Coates, 76, passed away on November 14, 2021 at his home in Mt. Pleasant, UT. He was born July 23, 1945 in Mt. Pleasant, UT to Ray John Coates and Annie Burnside.

Doyce is survived by his wife Gloria J. Coates; his two daughters Laura Coates of Arlee, Montana; Brittany (Mostafa) Sargent-Hassan of the United Arab Emirates; his sister, Cheryle (Chris) Madsen of Syracuse, UT; two stepdaughters, Tina Carter of Las Vegas, NV and Robyn (Preston) Cox of Fountain Green, UT; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Doyce was preceded in death by his parents, sister Utahna Coates, son Doyce E. Coates (Dec), and stepson Alan Nielsen.

Doyce retired in 1998 after a long career with Questar Gas as the Southern Regional Manager. He was responsible for customer sales, system engineering, construction maintenance, technical service, and community affairs. Upon retirement, Doyce built his current home where he managed Coates Land and Livestock. He was an extremely hard worker and was never more at peace than on his farm or on the mountain. A sheep farmer his whole life, Doyce not only built his own sheep camp but helped many others with their builds. Every Labor Day weekend, you could find Doyce on the east mountain with family and friends at his annual barbeque. Doyce will be remembered as a man of honesty, integrity, and as having a sincere willingness to help those around him; a true Cowboy.

Please join Doyce’s family to celebrate a wonderful man and his great life on Thursday, November 18th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. A funeral for close friends and family will be held on Friday, November 19th at 11:00 am, both at the Rasmussen Mortuary. Burial will be at the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery.

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13 Responses to “Doyce Lynn Coates”

  1. Ben King says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Doyce’s passing. I have many memories hunting elk with him at his sheep camp and I know my dad Wayne me will miss him. God bless Doyce and his family.

    My heart deal condolences to his family.

    Ben King and family

  2. Pam King says:

    Gloria, I am so sorry that this day has come. Camping on the mountain was all about Doyce. He brought so many people together. I have a lot of fond memories of him. His love of border collies introduced Wayne and I to what wonderful companions they are and we got our first one after Wayne spent time on the elk hunt with Doyce and Kuder. We both always looked forward to seeing you and Doyce and we will always miss him. We love you.

  3. Katrina Householder says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. Doyce was a great manager & mentor to me. Just an all around good guy. He will be missed.

  4. Gerold Erickson says:

    Doyce will be missed by all his classmates and NSH. We are all diminished by his passing, rest in peace my friend.

  5. Brittany (Coates) Sargent Hassan says:

    Dad, I have no words. This loss is insurmountable and overwhelming. Gloria, my love and heart is with you now as well as you navigate through this.
    As kids, when we’d ask when you would leave in the morning, you always said “early-thirty” and we’d laugh. Well, this time, you left early-thirty.
    I wish I would be there for the family. I love you dad and will miss you absolutely forever. – Brit

  6. Bryce and Georgia Jackson says:

    So sorry to hear about Doyle. Went to school with him. Good guy😁.condolences to your family.

  7. Gae Lynn Froyd says:

    Deepest condolences to the family. Doyce was not only my boss, he was my friend. I have the greatest respect for him. He left this life too soon.

  8. Leslie and Kenneth Lamb says:

    Gloria,our hearts and prayers are with you at this time.
    We thought so much of Doyce.
    He was always so welcoming on the Labor Day camp outs.
    He will be missed by all.
    We send our love to you!!

  9. Lucia van Eck Rouse says:

    I met Doyce and Gloria on their visit to Cape Town South Africa. It was such a pleasure to host them in my home. Doyce fell in love with my Belgian Shepherd dog Red Field Marshal. He recognized his breeding and Marshall spent the evening leaning against Doyce for scratches. He was Brittany’s Dad when he arrived and family by the time they left. You were loved Mr Muddy pants.

  10. Carla Coates says:

    Brittany I’m sad to hear you won’t be here.I was looking forward to seeing you. I loved your comment. Doyce was a shy guy and there’s lots I didn’t get to see. Lots I did get to see however. Sad beyond my own expectations at his death. I hope things are going well for you Brittany. Sorry your father is gone.

  11. Tina Stephensen says:

    We share your sadness in losing someone so special! He was one of the good ones! 🐑. Kory and Kysen spent a lot of time at their house! We send comforting hugs to your family! ❤️Kory and Tina Stephensen

  12. Janet & Jack Forrester says:

    So very sorry. He was a wonderful person.

  13. Jim Berlin says:

    I cannot find the words as to how I feel. I always considered Doyce to be a great friend and we enjoyed each others company and a good scotch. I’ll see you on the other side on the Big East and let’s have that Sheep Dip that we were going to soon. Gloria- let me know if there is anything I can do. Danny and I will drop by.