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Layton Doral Elder

September 1, 1935 — March 3, 2018

Layton Doral Elder, known by all his friends and family as Doral, was born September 1, 1935 in Orem, Utah. Doral died in his home on March 3, 2018. He was married to Rae Elder for 44 years who preceded him in death in 2017.
He worked and retired from LeGrand Johnson Construction Co. He was a heavy equipment operator for many years and had lots of friends and memories from his work on the road. Doral loved so many things and was a true craftsman like his brother Ron and Father Q. He loved cars from an early age and was always trying to see who could build the fastest hot rod in the valley. He loved golfing and was an outstanding bowler. You could find him every Tuesday hanging out at Logan Lanes with his friends Mike and Don having coffee and solving world problems. Doral also had a real talent for building and repairing old radios, he loved his music.

He is survived by his first wife, Suzanne Hughes and their children Loreli Monaco, Ramon Elder (Gloria), and Craig Elder; Son Gary Blackburn (Ericka); two sisters Lorraine Mackelprang (Claron) and Juana Spohn; Brother-in-law Richard Rice; eight grandchildren, Jesse Griego (Kelly), Kelley Griego, Danielle Griego, Casey Elder, Brianna Elder, Peyton Elder, JayDee Blackburn and Sarah Blackburn (Fernando); three great grandchildren, Allison and Emily Griego and Alex. As well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Doral was preceded in death by his parents Oliver Q and Sadie Elder; Brother Ron and two sisters, Myrdith and Valeen.
He was truly loved, respected and will be missed dearly.
Services will be held at LDS Chapel, 100 W 600 S, Logan, UT 84321, Saturday March 10, 2018 at 11:00 am graveside burial and gathering to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Encompass Home Health & Hospice, 525 W 465 N, Ste 100, Providence, UT 84322.
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