Douglas Doug Hadley

Obituary of Douglas Doug Hadley

Douglas Gene Hadley, Sr., pegged out August 9, 2012. A lifelong smoker he died from complications from lung cancer. He was born July 31, 1939 and grew up in Cumberland, Maryland. He was the youngest of 9 brothers and sisters and graduated from Cumberland High School. He joined the Air Force and was stationed in Mountain Home, Idaho. It took him a long time to find it on the map, but he was excited by the thought that it would be scenic and surrounded by mountains and lakes. He married Nancy Robinson and from that marriage Douglas Gene Hadley, Jr. was born. They later divorced. After the Air Force he worked for Meadow Gold Creamery. In 1966 he was smitten and married Sonja K. Philliber. From this marriage John Michael and Susan Renae were born. He worked for several years at Lucky Lager and then went to Coors Distributing. He spent 20 some years there and loved it. Some of his best friends and card games were at Coors. He was fortunate enough to get an early retirement. Within a few months he realized he was not cut out for retirement. Next he went to work for the Idaho Lottery. He retired from there when he was 67. After that he was drafted into service in the family-owned Ontario Inn where he worked prior to his illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mary Holmes Hadley; brothers: Earl, Edward, George and Jack and sisters: Elnora Starkey and Helena Bloom. He is survived by his wife, Sonja; son, Douglas, Jr. of Boise; son, John (Valerie) of Meridian and daughter, Susan of Boise; 4 grandchildren: Leah and Michael of England and Sophia and Lillian of Meridian; sister, Hilda Logan of Bonifay, FL and brother, Carl (Mary) of Cumberland, MD along with many nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Jerry (Billie) Keuter his cribbage buddy. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 18th at Meridian Cemetery. Remembrances may be left for the family online at Services are under the direction of Accent Funeral Home, Meridian.
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