ForeverMissed
Douglas Hal Mendenhall, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away on Friday, December 18, 2020. Our hearts ache in this loss, ache for lost time. He made this world a brighter and better place and leaves behind a legacy of love and service which is indelibly etched into the hearts and minds of all. Those that knew him, were better because of him.

Doug was born on March 8, 1957 in Fillmore, Utah to Joseph 'Hal' and Doris Mendenhall. He was the second youngest of five competitive boys. Despite living the majority of his life in Taylorsville, Utah; home would always be where he spent the later years of his life in Mount Pleasant, Utah.

He was so many things to so many people. For some, Doug, was a brother to play catch with, while others recall the gifted athlete who lettered in high school. He was the deep threat in basketball and the perfect set on the volleyball court. To many, he was a youth soccer league president, to hundreds more a coach, and to those few that had the privilege, the ever-present cheerleader. He was a young men’s advisor who was still a kid at heart. He was a successful entrepreneur, a top performer, and VP of Sales. Like his father, his blood ran “true blue”.

He graduated from Cottonwood High School where he loved to be with his friends. He served an LDS mission to Madrid/Seville, Spain. It was shortly upon returning from his mission that he found and married the love of his life, Dianne Shelton, in the Salt Lake Temple on September 15, 1978. Their marriage was the epitome of love because of their soft-spoken admiration, respect, and service to each other.

It has been said that when we lose ourselves in the service of others, we discover our own lives and our own happiness. If that is the case, there was no one as completely lost and as happy as Doug.

His true purpose in life was to serve God and his family. He was a best friend and confidant, especially to the one or the lonely. He was a servant and protector, a helpmate and ‘honey’. He was a Godly inspired author who had a deep desire to understand the scriptures and the spiritual side of this world. He was an everyday hero, a humble disciple of God, a healer and vanquisher of evil.

Many may never fully understand the miraculous scope of his generosity, service, and love. For as long as we have voices, we forever and sincerely say thank you, Doug, for sustaining us through your life.

Doug is survived by his sweetheart and wife, Dianne, his children, David (Kimberly), Deon (Mike Schuhmann), Darin (Tammy), Debi (Daniel James), Denise (Daniel Malachowski), Dwight (McKenna), 23 adoring grandchildren with one more on the way, and many nieces, nephews, and special friends. He is preceded in death by his daughter Dawn, his parents, and his brother Hugh.

The family wishes to thank all those who loved and took care of him during this challenging time. We ask that you please hug your loved ones a little longer and a little tighter. Tell them you love them. Do this because you love them, but also do this for all those who no longer get to. At the end of life, we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. Rather, we will be judged by, “I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in”.

We would like to invite all who wish to attend a public viewing on Monday, December 28, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and December 29, 2020 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. The viewing will be held at Rasmussen Mortuary located at 96 North 100 West in Mount Pleasant, Utah. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 12:00 PM. To ensure the health and safety of others, the funeral will be by invitation only but can be viewed via live stream. The live stream link and condolences can be found at rasmussenmortuary.com. Interment, which will also be live streamed, will be held at the Mount Pleasant City Cemetery.

We also would invite all who knew him to share a thought or story.

For those that have reached out wanting to help Dianne with funeral expenses, we express our deepest gratitude. We felt the easiest way to handle this would be to provide you her venmo information. We are not asking for donations. We have just had so many ask to help. Thank you all.  Venmo - @Doug-Mendenhall-1
Posted by Amanda Schütz Clayton on March 9, 2021
I have had so many thoughts since I heard that Doug passed away and I have more thoughts than I could possibly write here…

I have known Doug for many years now. He has always been very kind to me and my family. Looking back on my life in relation to Doug’s presence in it – I feel that his presence has drastically affected the trajectory of my life, in a huge (positive and helpful) way. He very well may have had a part in saving my life. Of course – the Savior saved my life, but I think it’s cool to look through life and see a friend in the journey there as well. Looking at the influence of Doug’s life in relation to mine has been a good example to me of how much one person can affect another person’s life for the better. It’s very cool to have had him in my life. I thank God for the blessing of having Doug’s life cross paths with mine. Perhaps some day in another world we’ll be able to sit down again and talk about the adventure and wonder of everything. :)

Much love to and prayers for the family and friends of Doug!
Posted by Micheal Tollis on March 8, 2021
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY FRIEND!
Posted by Erica van Dijk on January 1, 2021
Dearest Mendenhall Family I offer my deepest sympathies. I have been walking around for a couple of weeks trying to imagine your loss. I only talked to Doug once at a seminar and I emailed him a few times to express my gratitude for his books but I find myself in tears with his loss in my own life so yours must be tremendous. I was a lost soul, a product of a mindless, proud religion and felt happy to be there in my ignorance and blindness. God in his mercy and love intervened in my life through my youngest child who got really sick and led me to a faith filled chiropractor who was brave enough to share Doug's blog with me and in my state of humility I was finally able to awaken and find the truth found in his books that shook me to my core and freed my soul. My baby had a 3 month ear infection that mirrored my stopped up ears that were both healed miraculously by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ on that day. I was spiritually asleep, my heart was hard and His work and words brought through Doug and Doug's families tremendous sacrifice allowed me to awaken and my heart sings in light and love everyday because of it. You and your family are truly a blessing in this darkening world and words can't express my gratitude for all you have given for me and many others. God bless you Doug and dear Mendenhall family.
Posted by JOYCE LEE on December 31, 2020
I was introduced to Doug by a friend. He came  to my home to help me with a problem. When he came to nearby friends, we always went to the meetings to share the messages he presented. I loved the man because he always thought about others first. He will be greatly missed. His journey is complete and he has arrived to his resting place.
Posted by Edward Glade on December 29, 2020
Doug was always a good friend. In 2011 we were on the Hopi Reservation on a Welfare Services Mission helping them set up gardens in their yards. One day Doug came by behind the church where our trailer was. He was just passing through and wanted to know what was going on. When he recognized us we were able to spend a good time renewing our friendship. We have enjoyed our visits over the years.
Posted by Lori Taylor on December 29, 2020
I came across a hymn recently that put into words how I feel about Doug and his family.

"Each life that touches ours for good,
Reflects thine own great mercy Lord;
Thou sendest blessings from above
Thru words and deeds of those who love."

Until I revisited this hymn, I found it difficult to express the many feelings and thoughts tumbling around within me. So many wonderful and interesting experiences. Every time Doug would mention his sweet wife, Dianne, or his family, I felt the tenderness of his love for them.

I feel Doug is an example of wearing out one's life for the Lord Jesus Christ. I hadn't realized what that might look like until I met Doug. I always appreciated his honesty about his own mistakes, and learned much from how a life with Christ is one of experience.

I am forever grateful to my Savior for how and when He lead me to the books written by Doug and also one written by one of his daughters. My whole family has been put on a different trajectory because of the light and truth contained therein. And thereafter came workshops, he blog, and other experiences.

Christ also needed Doug to help me open up to the writings and teachings of Denver Snuffer. It became another momentous change in our lives. Through the trust I gained in seeing and feeling the goodness of Doug's heart I became willing to listen. All of it has lead me closer to my Savior and Friend, YHWH.

Thank you to the Mendenhalls for all you have given and done for Christ over the years. I am grateful to have the books, materials, and memories to continue learning from.

May the peace and presence of Christ be with each of you through the days, weeks, months, and years ahead. With much love and thankfulness, God bless.
Posted by Andra Wilson on December 29, 2020
Dianne and Family, Though I will sorely miss the blog posts by Doug, I am sure he has been called ahead to a greater work. I treasure the books and workshops that I was able to attend. Doug once voiced a blessing, at a time of great upheaval in my life, that was an anchor to heaven, that helped me navigate difficult choices. I will always appreciate his example of just being himself. My prayers are with you at this time of transition.
Posted by McKenna Mendenhall on December 29, 2020
Since my sweet father-in-law's passing I've tried to write out my feelings of his passing, but have been but had other feelings interrupt. I truly love my father-in-law. Before even thinking I might end up in the Mendenhall family, Doug welcomed me in. My father-in-law was the first connection I really had to the family. He was the first person to SHOW me how to take care of yourself even if it might be against the status quo of socialization. Self care was something he really focused on because he knew you couldn't help another without caring for yourself. He taught me the importance of watching my energy. He helped me see that I had good to give and good to do. As I was leaving his house all those years ago, before dating Dwight he said, "Dwight would be lucky to marry someone as good as you." I just thought he was being nice at the time but the more I learned about him, I learned he was always sincere and perceptive. He helped me get back on track when I didn't know where life was taking me. When I did marry into the family, it was always him who I felt most comfortable around. His humor, love, and belief that I was some light to shine made me feel at peace even with the other social anxieties I felt. His love for his family (related or not) is tangible. His love for me, for Dwight, and most of all for Theo was so strong and warm. My heart aches to think of my children not having memories with him that they can carry through life. So I will just have to give a little more goodness and shine a little brighter like he'd always encourage and give them his tangible love and warmth through me.
Posted by David Stone on December 27, 2020
I'm still having a hard time wrapping my head around Doug crossing over. My family and I will miss him very much. Doug has helped my family and I a great deal. From clearing our house and property and especially getting rid of I think a size 22 portal and the General that came with the portal to answering all of my annoying emails. Hopefully some day I can finish learning everything he has taught me and become like our Lord and Savior. We will miss you Doug.
Posted by Cornell Bean on December 27, 2020
My good friend Doug Mendenhall passed away on December 18th. I will really miss him as will all who truly knew him. I have put off writing about him for long enough. I have been in denial—and no that isn’t in Egypt—for long enough. It is time to feel the loss from his transition.

I am writing this mostly for myself, definitely not for Doug. He would be abhorred by even the thought of me writing about him. After all, he is finally with his Father in Heaven resting from mortal toils, but probably just as busy if not more so than he was down here. He will continue as he did down here, doing the work heaven has assigned him. He might grumble a little about the work even as he loves serving those about him.

I have always appreciated his ability to discern that which is right. Often, it has required him to hold seminars or write books that he would rather not do. His sacrifice has greatly blessed the rest of us who are hungering and thirsting after light, knowledge, & truth.

Speaking of the books and seminars, I appreciate his ability to communicate what has been given to him, his family, & friends. It takes a lot of courage to write about your personal trials, foibles and experiences.

All who truly know Doug, have felt of his love not only for them, his family and especially his wife, but also his love of his Savior Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father & Mother.

When seeing Doug conduct a seminar, you would never know that he really did not like being up in front of people. I believe the Lord had him work on that weakness. By the time I met him, he was fantastic at conducting or maybe he was always good at it and just never did like it. When doing the Lord’s work, he always seemed to be confident. He didn’t let others stop him from doing what God had asked of him.

I always enjoyed Doug’s humor. I will have to admit, there were times it took me a while to catch on. He was very creative that way.

Very few people realize how much Doug helped those around him both physically and spiritually. I am no longer surprised when I find out that he helped someone else. He was sensitive to the needs of others even in mundane things such as splitting firewood and stacking it for someone who needs it to heat their home.

Doug was grounded, creative, confident in the Lord, loving, expressive, intuitive, and extremely spiritual. I hope to be as faithful to our Lord Jesus Christ as he has been. While I will greatly miss him, I am extremely grateful for knowing him and for everything he has done for me, my family, and everyone I know.

Gratefully,

Cornell Bean
Posted by Rebecca W on December 25, 2020
Sending our love and gratitude to Doug, Dianne, Debi and all the family. Merry Christmas to you all! Doug and Dianne have blessed our lives immensely with the Truth and Light that Doug has taught and shared in his books, and Dianne's quiet, gentle support of Doug. We will miss Doug very much, and at the same time, we will always be thankful for the years of friendship we have shared. God bless Dianne and all Doug's family.
Posted by Tim Malone on December 24, 2020
I mourn with you the passing of Doug Mendenhall on 18 Dec 2020. Doug was so kind to me over the years as I read and wrote about his books, attended his seminars and visited him as a friend to encourage him in his work. I am personally grateful to Doug for his masterful work on Conquering Spiritual Evil, which has so richly blessed my life and given me courage. God bless the memory of Doug Mendenhall and the good he did in this world.
Posted by Fawn Livesey on December 24, 2020
Absolute kindness is how I would describe Doug. From the moment I met him and on every occasion thereafter, Doug made me feel welcome and cared for. I am grateful for the many things he has taught me. I am grateful for Doug's service to so many. I am grateful to his lovely wife Dianne. I am grateful to the Lord for leading me to such an amazing and giving family. May God bless you all at this time. Thank you, Doug.
Posted by Christina Saunders on December 24, 2020
Wow! How do I even begin to express the positive impact Doug and his family have had on my life. I think it was around 2001 that a friend of mine introduced me to the book, "Possibilities". The year 2000 was a very difficult year for our family. My son had taken his life, and I had a daughter that was suffering from post-partum depression. When I finished reading "Possibilities", I had a distinct impression to contact Doug via email to see if he and Denise would come to my home and give a book review. What came into my mind is that what they would share would open the way for the healing that was much needed by us. 

Little did I know that not only would their message bring the needed healing, but that it would change the whole course of our lives. We came to see Christ in a very powerful way, and to exercise faith in Him. I attended many Ezekiel Conferences, Jedi Courses, and multiple presentations.

Because of Doug's perseverance, obedience, and desire to share whatever truth he was led to, I was able to find a friend that I had lost contact with 10 years before; finding that friend led me to meet my current husband. It also led us to hear Denver Snuffer speak in 2007. 

God led me to Doug. I would not be who I am, where I am, and on my current course in my relationship with my Savior Jesus Christ without that introduction.

Doug will be missed!!! Because Doug is such a warrior for Christ and against evil, I sense that he is doing a great work from the other side of the veil. 
Posted by A. Reu'van on December 23, 2020
Doug and Diane Mendenhall are the people responsible for drawing one very frightened child (in an adult body) to, eventually, gain enough courage to face a very hostile world. It was Diane who eased my fear of Doug. Many lessons, many highly spiritual discussions have been engaged in, many very long trips, and years of gaining wisdom coupled with knowledge has been shared with Doug and Diane. Their love sustained me during times I simply wanted to run and hide. Granted Doug was the one who gently (at times firmly) would crowbar me into speaking at the numerous seminars and teaching others truths he knew were actual truths. It was a little disconcerting to chat with him about some wonderful, beautiful, lessons of a highly spiritual kind only to have him post same on his blog or teach others at a seminar or workshop! One thing Doug and Diane very carefully did. They insured anonymity for a highly vulnerable, unusually gifted, person. For that I thank and glorify our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Although Doug had a fantastic love for all people and was able to verbally express so very much, Diane quietly did the same. My heartfelt love and thanks to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for Diane who made sure Doug had the right records and easily located so many lost things he would misplace. My heartfelt love and thanks to Jesus Christ for giving Doug the love and courage that has reached and helped untold many to find a path that leads to light, life and love. Much love and gratitude, mew
Posted by Micheal Tollis on December 22, 2020
Hello- I was searching angels tonight on the internet (12/22/2020) and one thing led to another and it came to my Dear friends obituary. what. --- this cannot be true. I have not seen him in 1 yr but he is the only person that allowed me to be me and for me to know that the things I could do and see were real, my whole life when I saw things and could do things I thought it was my imagination, then one day when I was working in the SLC temple a wonderful woman said there is someone you need to meet.  My life changed and I have never been the same. Doug I will miss you.    But the one thing I know for sure is because of the knowledge and truth you know,  the LORD will allow you more, and that in itself is amazing. Thank you DOUG  (also my fathers name) for all you allowed me to be. I remember when at a meeting one day ( Jedi) you said but Micheal's here.  I know what that was for , Thank you. I hope one day I will be able to be in your presence again and thank you again.  The world has lost a valuable soul but there must be something "BIG" coming to take you so early friend. I love you and always will for your integrity, something not a lot have . Cant wait to see you again so you can tell me what the LORD has been having you do. 
Posted by Graham Bruce on December 22, 2020
My wife and I read Doug's books and loved them, We met Doug and his family at the DS meetings. We were very impressed by him, his spirit, kindness and knowledge. He helped guide us on our journey and we will miss him.
Our love, best wishes and hope his family find comfort in knowing he touched so many peoples lives for good
Posted by Evelyn Andrew on December 22, 2020
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed Doug. His blog and books have taught me so much! I have so many questions about what he wrote in his last book! I will surely miss his humor. He was and is an amazing servant of our Lord Jesus Christ. My condolences to you all!
Posted by VeAnn Bean on December 22, 2020
Every day since this memorial page went up for Doug Mendenhall I have clicked on it and read the beautiful tributes, knowing that I too wanted to add my thoughts but not knowing how to explain just how much this man meant to me. Yesterday while reading a quote by Joseph Smith Jr. about his father, the words expressed my own feelings about Doug. “I love my father and his memory; and the memory of his noble deeds rests with ponderous weight upon my mind and many of his kind and parental words to me are written on the tablet of my heart.” (HC 5:126)  I cherish the words Doug has written and those said personally to me. I ponder upon them and are so grateful how they have caused me to love my Savior Jesus Christ and my Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother more. My life has been changed for the better from the moment I met Doug and his dear wife Dianne. She has been by his side always helping and serving. I rejoice of both of their influences in my life. I will always love them.
Posted by Colleen Barlow on December 22, 2020
Mu heart is crying for all of us that learned so much from Doug. He was a dear friend. My heart goes out to Dianne and his family, may they be blessed and comforted. He was always so kind and unassuming. He was always learning and passing it on. May he blessed on his next journey. I love you Doug.
Posted by VeAnn Bean on December 22, 2020
Doug is one of the best men I have known. I loved playing at his home with his grandchildren. Dianne and Doug were always so nice to me while I was there. They made me feel loved. The first time I met Doug, he smiled at me, and I could tell he loved me. I have never had that happen before. He is a very loving man. I could tell he loves Dianne very much. I often wished that they were my grandparents. 
By Jencie Bean (Submitted by her mom)
Posted by David Walker on December 22, 2020
I had never met Doug in person though I wanted to. I have read all his books and never missed a blog post. His writings were instrumental in mine and my families spiritual growth.  He helped open the door for us to see more light and truth. Through him and others we heard of Denver's teachings and it has changed our lives. I will be forever grateful for the sacrifice he made and his family in bringing more truth into this world. We have implemented many of the ideas he has written about to great success. We have seen healings, casting out of evil, shielding's that have protected us and many other blessings that Christ has bestowed upon us. His and his families sacrifice will always be remembered in our family. I feel a great loss in our fight against spiritual evil on this side of the veil but know he will keep up the fight on the other. I pray for your family Doug and hope they receive comfort in this difficult time. May God bless all of us in our righteous endeavors. 
Posted by Aaron Kibbie on December 21, 2020
Doug is a wonderful man and I am sure he is making an excellent angel. He is a wonderful listener and beautiful human being. I feel very lucky to have met him and to have had a friendship with him over the years. A number of years ago when my wife was very ill and we were in the process of having to make some hard financial decisions he was the first person to call us up to ask what he could do to help. His genuine and humble response broke open the hardness I was having in my heart at the time and was instrumental in helping me see God's hand in our lives. Bless you Doug and your beautiful family.
Posted by Shannon Jacobs on December 21, 2020
I’m so sad to hear of Doug’s passing. I am so thankful for the books, seminars, and blog posts that he worked so hard to teach many about Christ our Savior. I will be forever grateful for the spiritual learning and insights I received. I am sad my learning with him has ended. He did his earthly mission valiantly and was a great example of a servant of the Lord.
Sending love and prayers to the family.
Posted by Tina Kibbie on December 21, 2020
Aaron and I are so grateful for the time we got to spend with Doug and his family. We all cherish the nights at the restuarant talking about Christ. Doug loved to bring the kids to the kitchen and show them how he cooked and let them help clean dishes. He has always been patient and very kind to us. I watched him give generously even though he didn't have much. He willingly gave and served our family many times. He will truly be deeply missed by our family. Yet we know that heaven is happy to have him. We love you Mendenhall family.
Posted by Patricia Christiansen on December 21, 2020
I think Doug would like us to remember the concepts he learned and tried so hard to pass on to us. The earliest I remember was his stress, “don't judge.” He labored to teach us in his books of the powers of darkness all around; how they influence & bind and how they attach and inflict pain, stressing that a true attachment is to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He continually taught us how to cast out and to shield, and many other tools and knowledge to bless our families and for our progression. Thank you, Doug! 
Posted by Susan Stephenson on December 21, 2020
I learned so much from Doug! He worked tirelessly to do whatever the Lord asked of him. He always encouraged us to pray about whatever he taught/shared. I have enjoyed reading his books. I can only imagine the happy reunion he received from Father on his arrival back to his heavenly home. My heart goes out to his family, especially Diane, who was just as constant and giving and supportive as Doug was. She was the wind beneath his wings while he flew among us here. I love her example of being a helpmeet. Thank you Mendenhall family!!
Posted by Ray Vincent on December 20, 2020
My heart sank when I read the email of Doug passing. Doug and his family are such wonderfully special people. I have had the privilege of knowing for a number of years. My only regret is not spending more time with them. So much to learn from Doug.  Love you Doug.
Congratulations on your graduation from School House Earth - An "A" Student
Ray Vincent
Posted by Aaron Schultz on December 20, 2020
I will deeply miss Doug. At first I had a hard time facing what he brought out because I had to face a lot of the things he talked about through all my life. As time went on and our Lord brought me to a deeper understanding of the truths, and wisdom He has for All of us, then I began to cherish the knowledge Doug offered and took this knowledge and wisdom to heart. This has profoundly impacted my wife and I and has given us hope for a tomorrow and better days. We Love you all and hope that one day we will all be together in the kingdom of our Father.
Aaron and Pam
Posted by Ruth Dorius on December 20, 2020
Had the privilege of attending many seminars and visiting a couple of times with Doug. He had many words of wisdom. So sad to hear of his passing so suddenly. Our prayers go out to the family and all who mourn his passing.
I am sure his greeting on the other side of the veil was momentous.
Posted by bob a on December 20, 2020
The Doug I knew was always true to his principles even when other important and persuasive individuals saw things a different way. It was my impression that with his wife he placed love of god and people above all else and continually pursued that course in life.
Posted by Karen Hobbs on December 20, 2020
I am so sad for all who love Doug including us. My heart goes out to the family, however I am so happy for Doug! He is such of good man and has done so much good for so many people! I have missed his blogs and was going to call and see if things were okay only to read this morning about his passing. He and his seminars have taught me so much I probably would not have learned otherwise! I remember perfectly the first time we met in Logan for Denise's book, on February 13 with our son and his wife. What a wonderful evening for all of us. Doug has so many gifts, I hope to have even a fraction of those gifts some day! You have all had a great impact on my life!
Thanks Doug and all of you,
Love,
Karen
Posted by Bill Coulam on December 20, 2020
Doug's obedience to the Lord changed my life. I was living in Colorado at the time, and the Lord had been working on me through Doug's first book about Denise, and John Pontius' book Following the Light of Christ into his Presence. I found out about the Taylorsville Oct 2003 Ezekiel conference and was able to attend while visiting Utah. It was so wonderful, especially the second day. The moment after Kenneth sang Face to Face is sacred to me, but I was converted to my Savior that day. Doug and the Mendenhall family made it possible. I will miss being able to call on my friend. Thank you Doug!
Posted by Bonnie Wayne on December 20, 2020
I am so grateful to have known Doug and for his unique way of adding humor to things, his gift of curiosity with the openness of a child, his ability to show Christlike love, and for fiercely defending the Lord and his ability to point others to Christ. He will be greatly missed! I am also grateful to his family for sharing him so freely with others as he has touched so many lives!
Posted by Scott Porter on December 20, 2020
What an impact Doug has had on my life! Listening to his testimony of Jesus Christ made me want something similar. The experiences that he shared and the way in which he did it...you know...all laced with Doug humor, was just something that I really connected with. I love Doug, what else can I say.
Posted by Shawn Sorensen on December 20, 2020
Midday on November 29th a few weeks ago I felt like I should call Doug and thank him for all the amazing things he has taught and done for me. I called him and he was on a trip in Texas with a friend. We talked for 4 minutes 47 seconds which to me now means that Doug was soon going to manifest his life dreams. I don't know what that means and there is more to the number 447 as well. All I know is that we had a great conversation and I was able to thank Doug for being able to present difficult subjects to me in a way that I was able to come out of my box and accept them and realize the truth of many concepts. We discussed subjects like remortalization and the Holy Ghost too. Thank you Doug for your amazement and for your dedication and determination to teach and to share such wonderful truths. You will be missed!
Until we meet again in God's Grace and arms,
Shawn Sorensen
Posted by Brad Berrett on December 19, 2020
I attended his workshops, read his blog and studied his books. I miss his sense of humor and inspiring concepts. I first heard about Denver Snuffer and the resulting remnant movement thru Doug. Doug wrote that he needed to experience firsthand what he wrote about. I look forward to his account of his transition, graduation, translation, resurrection, or whatever he is, or will go through. It will be fun and inspiring to read. Thanks, and may the Force be with you Sir Douglass. You are missed.
Posted by Brandon Jolley on December 19, 2020
I am grateful for the time I got to spend in Uncle Doug's home when they lived in Taylorsville. He and Dianne were always very giving, and I enjoyed spending a lot of them with their family. 

As a 12 year old scout Doug invited me to attend a week long scout camp with his troop. I made many good memories on that trip. One of the best was when he ran over a water pipe with his grey pickup while backing into the camp, and sent a geyser shooting through the camp. I remember him still laughing about the geyser for several days aftwrwards. I also remember a time on a Shelton campout where he drove Darrin and I to a fishing hole and enjoyed a nap while Darrin and I fished. 

I will always remember the kindness he showed to me and others and his laugh as he told a good story or joke. You will be missed Uncle Doug!
Posted by Jack Hinkle on December 19, 2020
Thanks to Doug I started a new journey back in 2007 and a good course change that I am still working on. Doug is a good hearted man and he will be put to work quickly. God's blessing be with you all.
Dr. Hinkle
Posted by Corey Shock on December 19, 2020
Love the Mendenhall family and am so sad to hear of Doug's passing. I so much felt of the friendship and love that he showed me and my family. I still remember a home teaching message he shared about the balance of good and evil in the world!
Posted by Beverly Arbon on December 19, 2020
My heart goes out to Diane and your family. What a shock to learn that Doug had left this world. My heart is sad on one hand and joyful on the other because he lives in a beautiful place, free of pain and earthly problems.
I had the opportunity to edit and proofread many of his books. I loved doing that for him, He was so appreciative and trusting; he let me do whatever I felt was correct: flipping chapters, moving paragraphs and sentences around, correcting grammar and punctuation, etc. We had a system: he left a folder with a chapter somewhere in our breezeway. I would work on it and let him know it was done, then leave in it the same place for him to pick up. He never questioned any of it.
I'm so glad, Diane, that you and Doug came up to get some help from Bob a few months ago. It was so good to see you both and to visit. Thank you, and God Bless!
Posted by Symantha Kirk on December 19, 2020
I have more memories of my uncle Doug from when I was younger but the most recent one was when he came for my father, his brothers funeral. He was just as I remembered him from when I was a kid once I got over how different he looked! :) once he started to speak I knew exactly who he was. Now, you and your brother are perfectly in heaven playing ball again.
Posted by Troy Brady on December 18, 2020
I knew Doug from the years that I was a referee back in the 90s. He was the league president at the time. One memory that I have of him is when I was Refereeing a game and made a call that one of the coaches didn't like. This coach came up to me and started yelling. He wouldn't leave, so I abandoned the game and went to watch Dave's game that was going on. I was one of the assistant coaches. One of the parents came over to tell Doug what happened and pointed out that I was the one who left the game. Doug stood up for me and said to the parent that he had 100% faith in me and said that I did the right thing. This has stuck with me for all of these years and I don't know if I ever told him how much this meant. I married into a family that knew him well and loved him. He will be greatly missed!!

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Posted by Amanda Schütz Clayton on March 9, 2021
I have had so many thoughts since I heard that Doug passed away and I have more thoughts than I could possibly write here…

I have known Doug for many years now. He has always been very kind to me and my family. Looking back on my life in relation to Doug’s presence in it – I feel that his presence has drastically affected the trajectory of my life, in a huge (positive and helpful) way. He very well may have had a part in saving my life. Of course – the Savior saved my life, but I think it’s cool to look through life and see a friend in the journey there as well. Looking at the influence of Doug’s life in relation to mine has been a good example to me of how much one person can affect another person’s life for the better. It’s very cool to have had him in my life. I thank God for the blessing of having Doug’s life cross paths with mine. Perhaps some day in another world we’ll be able to sit down again and talk about the adventure and wonder of everything. :)

Much love to and prayers for the family and friends of Doug!
Posted by Micheal Tollis on March 8, 2021
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY FRIEND!
Posted by Erica van Dijk on January 1, 2021
Dearest Mendenhall Family I offer my deepest sympathies. I have been walking around for a couple of weeks trying to imagine your loss. I only talked to Doug once at a seminar and I emailed him a few times to express my gratitude for his books but I find myself in tears with his loss in my own life so yours must be tremendous. I was a lost soul, a product of a mindless, proud religion and felt happy to be there in my ignorance and blindness. God in his mercy and love intervened in my life through my youngest child who got really sick and led me to a faith filled chiropractor who was brave enough to share Doug's blog with me and in my state of humility I was finally able to awaken and find the truth found in his books that shook me to my core and freed my soul. My baby had a 3 month ear infection that mirrored my stopped up ears that were both healed miraculously by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ on that day. I was spiritually asleep, my heart was hard and His work and words brought through Doug and Doug's families tremendous sacrifice allowed me to awaken and my heart sings in light and love everyday because of it. You and your family are truly a blessing in this darkening world and words can't express my gratitude for all you have given for me and many others. God bless you Doug and dear Mendenhall family.
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Doug loved to drive

Shared by Daniel Taylor on December 29, 2020
In one of the Jedi classes Doug was talking about driving back with David Clark from Houston. That was a funny moment for the both us when it dawned on us, he was driving for the company I work for. I felt bad, because it took him a few minutes to get back on track.Thank you Doug for your humble example.

Do You Know Your Savior?

Shared by Stephanie D on December 28, 2020
From the first moments we met Doug, we knew that his greatest desire was to serve and finally be welcomed into the presence of his Savior, Jesus Christ. I, personally, am so happy that he has had this experience at last. Our family got brought on the scene with this song, which we shared, traveling along with Doug, Denise and all who came, adding our witness to the truthfulness of the Savior in our lives, His presence in these last days and the desire He has to awaken and gather us to His fold. We cannot even begin to express in word the impact that Doug has had in our lives. He will surely be missed.

All our Love, Doug and Family
Stephanie DeGraw
& The DeGraw Family

The best father-in-law I could ask for!

Shared by Tammy Mendenhall on December 19, 2020
Doug did so much for my family and I. I remember when he would visit us when we lived in Tooele, he would always go into the bathroom before he left. And later we would find money tucked away somewhere in there. He was always so thoughtful and never hesitated to help anyone! I will forever be grateful to my Lord for allowing me to have him in my life. His love for our Lord and Heavenly Father never faltered. He stood up for them no matter what! He taught me so much and helped bring me closer to the Lord. I will miss our conversations. I will miss reading his blog posts. I looked forward to them so much.
He loved Dianne so much, I could see it in everything he did for her. We will try our best to take care of your sweetheart!
I'm grateful for example he was in my life, he taught me about truly loving someone and most importantly he taught me how to love the Lord! 
I love you Doug and you will be greatly missed!