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Douglas Peter Pratt

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Douglas Peter Pratt, age 39 of Buckeye, AZ died October 29, 2019, in Buckeye, AZ. He was born January 3, 1980, in Wichita Falls, TX, one of five children born to Allen and Deborah Pratt. The family moved to Great Falls, MT when Doug was six and he became completely immersed in all the outdoor activities that Montana provides. Hunting in the mountains, canoeing, and kayaking in the Missouri River, and playing in the snow in Glacier National Park were his favorite pastimes. He was a good student and graduated from Great Falls High School.

A faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Doug served a mission in Taipei, Taiwan where he became fluent in the Mandarin language.   Upon returning from his mission he enlisted in the US Army where he achieved the rank of Sergeant. He worked as a linguist in military intelligence, a classification that required him to be deployed in undisclosed locations. After discharge, Doug began working in security at the Palo Verde nuclear power plant.

Doug was very artistic. An avid pyrographer, he was passionate about sharing his woodburning techniques with others.   His creativity spilled over into his cooking where he enjoyed making decadent desserts such as his famous chocolate tsunami cake, filled with every type of chocolate.   He took pleasure in celebrating the holidays, watching fireworks, decorating for Halloween, and making Christmas magical for children. He was a favorite uncle of his nieces and nephews. When he visited his family he would often fill pantries and freezers with food, bring new toys for the children, and assist in any way that was needed.  He loved his family fiercely and cherished his children deeply.

Doug is survived by his daughters, Nathalie Ward, Emma Ward, Janna Ward, and Katelyn Deborah Pratt; son, Daniel Thomas Pratt; parents, Allen and Deborah Pratt; sisters, Mary Emmett and Rachael Cowling; and brothers, Jacob and Eric Pratt.

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

A gathering will be held at 9:00 am, followed by a funeral at 10:00 am, Saturday, November 9, 2019, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 22487 W. Sundance Parkway, Buckeye, AZ 85326. Burial will follow at the Louis B. Hazelton Cemetery, 28090 W Broadway, Buckeye, AZ 85326.

12 Comments on “Douglas Peter Pratt

  1. My heart is breaking for Doug’s family. All my love and prayers are being focused around each and everyone of you. Doug was a good man, He served a mission for his church and after he came home from that he served our country. He had so much love his children and family.
    Doug was a very talented “Wood worker” he created very beautiful pieces of Art. Doug I love you and will miss you so much.
    Love and Prayers to all, Sandy Lane-Smith

  2. We add our prayers to ask for God’s peace to comfort your family.

  3. My heart and prayers goes to the family. The Nuclear Defenders also have the same sentiments. Doug was a great member of the team and I am honored to work with him. I wish the family the best under the circumstances and will pray that Almighty God protect them. He is full of mercy and Grace.

    Love you all!!

    Very Respectfully,

    Jeremia Mueller
    Commander, Palo Verde Honor Guard
    LDR, PV Health Services
    Former, Team Leader, Nuclear Security Forces, Palo Verde

  4. My deepest sympathies to your family. It has been an honor to serve you. May your memories of Doug bring you peace.

  5. Doug was my partner on the job the past year and over the years he was at PV we spent hours standing posts together. To his family and close friends I want to express my thoughts, and I can only pray for a better tomorrow for his children.

  6. Doug recently attended my Plant Systems class at Palo Verde, and he was an absolute delight to have in class. He had such a broad understanding of the industry as a whole and added significantly to the subjects we talked about. I knew of his health issues, and he had been on my mind. He spoke often about his family throughout the class, and I could tell there was a great deal of love there. I am so sorry for your loss.

  7. My heart is heavy, May God Bless Doug’s family. May he keep them safe in his arms of love and comfort them in this time of sadness.

    Fly Doug and be that guardian angel.

  8. Working with Doug the first 4 months at PV, it was apparent how smart he was. The process was easy for him. He would come to work, own the tasks and then look to help others. I wish they were all that easy.
    Our daughters played basketball together at OI. He was at every game.
    RIP Doug.

  9. I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of Doug. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  10. Sorry to hear this sad news. Prayers for Doug’s family and friends. May you rest in Pease brother. it was a pleasure to know and work with you.

  11. I miss Doug!! He was a very talented and generous man. My sadness over this loss is heavy. May the Savior’s loving and healing power be with his family. Until we meet again Doug… ♡ We will remind the children of how much Daddy loved them.

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