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Doug Caney Death, Douglas Almon Caney Obituary- Rapid City, South Dakota: Douglas Almon Caney, age 29, a beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away on September 17th, 2022 at the Monument Health Rapid City Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota, with his family by his side. He was a resident of Rapid City. Doug was born on February 16th, 1993 in Hanover, New Hampshire to parents Leo Irving Caney Jr. and Kristy (Kristin) Wormelle. His grandfather was Leo Irving Caney Sr. In December of 2011, he received his diploma from Mascoma Valley Regional High School, which is located in Canaan, New Hampshire. Doug Oakes’s older brother, Randy William Oakes Jr., passed away before him.
On November 6th, 2012, Doug took his oath of service in the United States Army and was subsequently assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry, 198th Infantry Brigade. There, he participated in and successfully completed 14 weeks of One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. Following the conclusion of his training, Doug was sent to the Headquarters Troop of the 2nd Calvary Regiment in Vilseck, which is located in Germany. Doug was sent on a mission to Kandahar Province in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom in the month of July 2013. In December of 2013, he made his way back to Germany to report for duty as a Rifleman with Apache Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment in Hohenfels, Germany. Prior to this assignment, he had been stationed in Germany.
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Doug received a promotion to team leader in September of 2016, and he also worked as the organization’s fire warden during that time. In the end, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and helped train members of the allied forces. After he completed his military service, he found work as a Hearing Technician and an Assistant for Income Tax. He was also awarded the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal for the second time, the Army Achievement Medal for the third time, the Army Good Conduct Medal for the second time, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal for the third time, the Army Good Conduct Medal for the second time, the Army Good Conduct Medal for the third time, the Army Good Conduct Medal
Doug was given an honorable discharge from the United States Army in January 2020. After moving to Rapid City, South Dakota, he enrolled in the Automotive Technology and Computer Science programs at the Western Dakota Technical Institute. Doug leaves behind his mother Kristy Wormelle of Enfield, New Hampshire, as well as his father Leo Irving Caney Jr. and step-mother Lisa Caney of Nashua, New Hampshire; his sister Krystal Caney and sister-in-law Theresa Caney of Boscawen, New Hampshire; his brother Gage Oakes of Enfield, New Hampshire; and his niece Serenity Oakes of Enfield, New Hampshire.
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Doug had a reputation for being a gentle, sweet, and kind soul. He possessed a heart that was both strong and beautiful. He had a sharp mind and a dogged determination. He was one of a kind when it came to his sense of humor, and he treasured jokes and laughter more than anything else. Because he held a special place in his heart for the season’s festivities, you could always count on him to send a holiday card, call, or text you. He was into horror films, hockey, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in his spare time. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and classmates, all of whom held a special place in their hearts for him. Everyone who knew him will grieve his passing in their own unique ways.
On Saturday, October 1st, 2022, between the hours of 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM, a funeral service will be held at Phaneuf Funeral Home, which is located at 172 King Street, Boscawen, New Hampshire 03303. You can reach the Suicide and Crisis hotline at 988 or call 1-800-273-TALK if you or someone you know is going through a difficult time due to mental health issues (8255). West River Funeral Directors from Rapid City, South Dakota has been given the responsibility of making the necessary arrangements. Visit www.WestRiverFuneral.com in order to sign the online guest register and leave written condolences for the family and friends of the deceased.