DOUGLAS ALLEN "DOUG" BLANEY

Born: Wed., Dec. 16, 1953
Died: Mon., Sep. 3, 2018


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Sep. 07, 2018
Location: Timberline Church


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Douglas Allen Blaney passed away at his home from complications of liver cancer on Monday, September 3, 2018 at age 64.  He was born Wednesday, December 16, 1953 in Lusk, Wyoming and later adopted by Robert Lloyd and Bonna Jean (Monger) Blaney.  
He is survived by his wife, Darlene (Schroeder) Blaney; a daughter, Alyssa (John) Ledingham; a son Daniel (Mattie); three granddaughters Makayla, Katelyn, and Natalie Ledingham; his half-brother, David (Judy) Stallman; and his half-sister, Cindy Olsen.
Doug grew up in Wyoming where his father, a mechanic for Continental Pipeline, worked in various places.  He spent his early years in Horse Creek, Cheyenne, Glenrock and Lance Creek, Wyoming.  He attended elementary and junior high school in Lance Creek, Wyoming, and graduated from Niobrara County High School in Lusk, Wyoming in 1972.  In high school he played football, basketball, and participated on the rodeo team.  He qualified for the National Finals High School Rodeo his senior year in team roping which enabled him to also compete in the tie-down roping.
Following high school he took a one year course at the Technical School of the Rockies in Thermopolis, Wyoming where he received a certificate as a Veterinary Technician in 1973.  In January 1974 he began his freshmen year at the University of Wyoming, graduating with B. S. in Animal Science in December of 1977.
Doug married Darlene Schroeder on August 9, 1975 in Wheatland, Wyoming.  After marriage, both continued their college education at the University of Wyoming.  In 1978, they moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho where he worked for a farm implement dealer, selling farm equipment in Idaho and Montana.  In 1979 the couple returned to Cheyenne, Wyoming, and in 1980 he moved to Carr, Colorado where he farmed and ranched.   Doug enjoyed working with cattle, sheep and horses.  He especially liked horses, and over the years he raised and trained several horses and also worked as a professional farrier.
Doug was committed to his family, and always made sure to lend a helping hand to his children with 4-H, sports, and school activities.  It was unusual for him to miss any game in which his children played, and he was always available to help with school and extracurricular activities.
In his later years he stayed involved with his grandchildren, babysitting almost daily, and ensuring that rides to important activities were available.
His love for children was overflowing.  He could not walk past any baby or small child without stopping to talk to them and their parents.  He combined his love of basketball with his love of children when he coached middle school basketball at Heritage Christian Academy and coached for the Fort Collins summer recreation league.  For kids he was willing to go the extra mile, ensuring that latch-key children had a ride to and from practice.
Doug was open and giving.  Many will attest to his generosity and care throughout his life.  Several nieces and nephews spent time with the family during their high school and college years.  Doug was never too busy for anyone. Over the years he shuttled countless people to DIA (or Stapleton), took people camping and hunting, coached middle school basketball, served as chauffeur for family vacations, and ensured that his friends and family were well cared for.  He was happy to lend a hand where ever it was needed.
A memorial service is scheduled in the South Auditorium of Timberline Church, 2908 South Timberline Road, Fort Collins, Colorado  80525 at 11:00 am on Friday, September 7, 2018.  Pastor Charles Williams of Loveland Bible Church will officiate.  A funeral luncheon will follow in the East Auditorium of Timberline Church.  Graveside services will be held at 4:30 pm the same day at the Wheatland Cemetery in Wheatland, Wyoming.  
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Royal Family Kids, 3000 West MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 412, Santa Ana, California 92704, (714) 438-2494.  On their web-site (www.rfk.org) you may choose to donate to the national organization or find a local affiliate near you.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com.


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Vivian Meek
   Posted Thu September 06, 2018
Darlene, I am so sorry, know that you are surrounded by love and are in all of our thoughts. I am sending you the hardest hug I can. Vivian

Martin Mendoza Jr
   Posted Thu September 06, 2018
Darlene, I was saddened to learn of Doug's passing. Please accept my deepest condolences. I know that Doug had been ill for a while but it is never easy when the time comes to say good by. I will keep you and doug and the rest of your family in our prayers.

Martin Mendoza

Debi Knudson
   Posted Thu September 06, 2018
Darlene, I am so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. I remember the stories that mom and dad would tell about Doug being such a wonderful friend to them and father to your children. They always enjoyed visiting with your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God bless and take care, Debi

Cindy DeGering Walker
   Posted Thu September 06, 2018
Was sorry to hear of Doug's passing. He was a high school classmate and I always considered him a friend. Was a really nice guy. Thinking of all the family.

Bob and Diane Myers
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
Darlene, we send you our deepest sympathy at this time of your loss. We offer these condolences and our prayers for you and your family. May the Lord richly bless you and yours!

Rosie & Abel
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
Darlene, you are in our prayers. Blessings of peace, faith, hope and love be with you and your family. Accept tears as healthy, natural and healing. May our "... God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort" be with all your family. (2 Corinthians 1:3)

Larry & Joyce Jacobsen
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
Larry and I were sorry to hear of Doug's passing. We pray that God will comfort you and your family. We remember Doug's open-hearted helpfulness to us and enjoyed your friendship when we were new to the Wyoming community.

Tim and Gayle Ricker
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
Darlene and family, So sorry to hear about Doug's passing. We will be in prayer for you all. Also sorry we couldn't come to the services. God Bless in your time of sorrow!

Karen Bennett
   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
Dear Darlene and family, I am very sorry to hear of your husbands passing. My heart goes out to you and I do know your pain and grief. God bless each of you. Love Karen Mickelsen Bennett

Mary Ann Rendon
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018
Darlene, My condolences on your loss. May God wrap you and your family with his love, peace and comfort during this time of sorrow. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Harold
   Posted Thu September 13, 2018
Darlene, my family's thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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