Vail Daily obituary: Doug McKiernan Sr. |

Vail Daily obituary: Doug McKiernan Sr.

Doug McKiernan Sr. passed peacefully on March 29 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 68.

Doug is survived by his sons, Douglas and Daniel; his wife, Rhonda, of Eagle; grandson, Ian, of Grand Junction; brother, Terry (Sue); and nieces and nephews, Tanya, Zachary, Taryn and Brynn, all of Southern California. He is also survived by in-laws Jessica and Richard Dastyck, Stephanie and Noel Miller, Jessica Miller and Chelsie Dedrickson, all of Routt County; and his best friend, Blake Martin, of Gypsum.

A celebration of life will take place for “Big Doug,” also lovingly known as “The Snow Man” of the Eagle County Road and Bridge, where he retired three years ago and “The Ambassador” at the Best Western Eagle Lodge, where he was still employed at the time he left us.

Celebration of life will take place Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Eagle County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, 0426 Fairgrounds Road, Eagle. The family welcomes his friends who want to share about his life with all who knew him. There will be a silent auction to help the family cover Doug’s end of life expenses. Doug will be sadly missed!

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