David Burton Davis, age 79, passed away March 22, 2023, in Sandy, UT. He was born November 19, 1943, in Price, UT to Burton and Shirley Cima Davis. Dave grew up in Helper, UT and graduated from Price High School. He married Lorraine Weed on August 22, 1970, in Portuguese Bend, CA. They have been married for 52 wonderful years. Together they lived in Long Beach, CA, Sandy, UT, and Maricopa, AZ.
Dave enlisted in July 1964 in the US Navy. His service included Boot Camp, San Diego US Naval Training Center; Nov 1964 Medical Training at Naval Hospital San Diego; Mar 1965 Hospital Duty at Naval Hospital, San Diego; Jun 1966 Medical Combat Training at Camp Pendleton; Aug 1966 Vietnam with US Marines Corp, in combat as medical corpsman; Sept 1967 USS Galveston GLG -3. July 1968 Discharged with honorable discharge. He was proud of his military service. Dave was awarded the Purple Heart for his combat service in Vietnam.
He graduated from Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT. Dave worked for Utah Power and Light (UP&L) and retired from PacifiCorp, Salt Lake City, UT as System Dispatcher.
Dave was a resident of Sandy, UT for 31 years. He enjoyed trains, cars, sailing, bowling, camping, fishing, golfing, woodworking, traveling and visiting with family and friends.
Our family would like to extend a special thank you to all the doctors and staff at the VA Salt Lake Regional Hospital for all the wonderful care of Dave and his family.
Survived by his wife Lorraine Davis, Sandy, UT, son David (Christie) Davis, Salt Lake City, UT, daughter Mrs. Melanie (Justin) Coyle of Tennessee, 6 grandchildren, sister Mrs. Dianne (James) Shepherd, Ivins, UT and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and his special friends Jack Banyai and Mike Baker. Dave will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, Utah. A viewing will be held Monday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and Tuesday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 am prior to the services. Committal service at Larkin Sunset Gardens.
I’m so sorry for your loss Dave and Christie. God bless you with warmth and comfort.
So sorry to hear of Dave's passing sending my heartfelt sympathy. Love Joan
Dave was a good and interesting person and also a cousin to Claudia. He will be missed and may he Rest In Peace.
Dear Lorraine, please accept our heartfelt sorrow at the loss of your husband and a thought of dear friend. We hope your sorrow will pass in time and all your wonderful remembrance of the time together will see you through.
Our love to you at this difficult time.
Steven and Barbara💐
My Deepest Condolences to you Lorraine and your family. May the Lord bless and comfort you during this difficult time. 🤗🙏
Dear Lorraine and family,
I am sorry to hear about Davey, so please accept my sincere sympathy. Davey and I spent time together when we were young and I did get to see him at one of the high school reunions. Words seem empty to express sympathy but I hope fond memories help you through this difficult time of loss. Please know my thoughts are with you.
With sympathy, Dr. Reg
We are so sorry Lorraine for your lost.
We are never thinking about Lorraine without Dave. For us Lorraine and Dave is one big heart, 'two in one' in everything.
David is very intelligent, decent, responsible, kind person with a sense of humor.
We remember our trip to Brice Canyon. We had a great time. It was frost, cold and windy weather but we were warm and interesting together. For us it was fun and astonishment, when Dave chose his favorite hamburgers instead of homemade food...
May be we are happier than many other because we have a special presents made by David.
The first gift was the wood clock for our mom.
Another one was later.
When we got our citizenship, David made a wood box with American Flag in it.
It was so wonderful , we are very grateful to him for this. The most amazing thing is the date on this box - 19 November, 2003. This date is Dave's birthday and there is something symbolic in it.
We will always remember David only with the kind words and gratitude. We will miss him.
Lorraine, we are always ready to help you in everything. Just tell us. You are very strong, brave, beautiful woman, we love you.
Dave, Rest in Peace. Kindem of Heaven and Eternal Rest. Amin.
Pavel and Svetlana Milyavskiy 3-26-2023
Love and heartfelt prayers to you Lorraine. So sorry for your loss.
Connie and Rudy Garcia