April 18, 1931 - April 20, 2018
Donald B. Hadley passed away Friday, April 20, 2018, two days after his 87th birthday and exactly two weeks after his pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Don was born in Salt Lake City to Harold and Vivian Hadley. He attended Granite High school where he met his eternal companion Shirley Brown. They married in 1950. They raised four children and enjoyed 56 years together until her death in 2006. Donald served his country in the US Air Force where he was in charge of fighter aircraft worthiness. He received a degree in accounting from the University of Utah. Don had a long and successful career as a CPA. He was made a partner at Ernst and Young. At The height of his career, he was the managing partner of the Far Eastern division for Ernst & Young and resided for five years in Tokyo Japan. He was hard-working and respected by all. Don and Shirley were a handsome couple who loved and supported each other and their children during their 56 years of marriage. They resided in New Mexico, Washington State, Utah, Japan and California. After Don retired, they became snowbirds splitting their time between his beloved and Rancho Mirage, CA and Holladay, UT. Donna enjoyed many years of health playing golf and tennis in the desert and his 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren in Utah. After Shirley’s death, Don married La Rue Garner. They continue to spend winters in Rancho Mirage, CA and summers in Holladay, UT. During their 11 years together, Don became close to La Rue’s three daughters. Don got his wish and passed quickly into the loving arms of his Father, Mother, wife Shirley, Sister Billy Jo Foote (Mark) and Son Harold Hadley (Heidi). He is survived by his daughters Cindy Wood, Kathie Neff (Paul) and Leisa Groscost (Gary). Don will be remembered fondly by his many friends and family members for his dry wit, generosity, athleticism and loving support. He will be greatly missed, and we are grateful he is at peace and pain-free. At Don’s request a formal funeral service will not be held. He requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made to your favorite charity or Primary Children’s Hospital in his name. Remember to think of him when you’re on the golf course.
Donald B. Hadley passed away Friday, April 20, 2018, two days after his 87th birthday and exactly two weeks after his pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Don was born in Salt Lake City to Harold and Vivian Hadley. He attended Granite High school... View Obituary & Service Information
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