Douglas C. McNeil
1948 - 2021
Captain Douglas C. McNeil, U.S. Navy (5 June 1970 to 1 June 1995) passed away July 23, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 73. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
Doug was the son of Crichton McNeil, M.D., and Mary Josephine McNeil. He attended Skyline High School in Salt Lake City, serving as a senior class officer and graduating in 1966. He attended the University of Utah earning a Bachelor of Science in political science and he was a proud member of the U.S. Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps. Upon graduation in 1970, Doug became active duty (Lt. JG) in the U.S. Navy, training at the National Defense Institute in Washington, D.C., where he learned Vietnamese and was deployed to Vietnam.
Upon his return from Vietnam in 1972, he worked for Tracy Collins Bank, and was Assistant Vice President of Pioneer Bank. In his spare time, he was State President of the Utah Jaycees Organization and the Utah Elks Association. Doug earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington, and launched Interwest Business Group, Inc., in 1990 to support small businesses with financial advising and tax services.
After his retirement in 2009, he was very active in the community. He volunteered as a Utah SCORE mentor (a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide). He was the proudest of the work he did as a board member and treasurer with Fit to Recover (https://www.fit2recover.org/). He also gave tours of the Utah State Capitol building. He was an avid history buff and a Civil War enthusiast. He and Sue loved to travel and they nearly circled the globe, with some of their travel highlights including: Tahiti, Disney World, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Panama Canal, Alaska, China, Australia, New Zealand, London, Paris and Egypt.
He is survived by his wife Susan Sexton McNeil (loving wife of 47 years), brother Paul Eaton McNeil, sister Rebecca McNeil Saunders, daughters Kelly Hung (Joshua Hung) and Kristi McNeil. He was incredibly proud of his two grandchildren (Asher and Paxton Hung). He is preceded in death by his parents (Crichton and Josephine McNeil).
Doug will be interned at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. In Lieu of flowers, Doug would like donations to be made to Fit to Recover: https://www.fit2recover.org/get-involved/donate-online/general-donation.