David Mu

December 9, 1948 ~ October 10, 2020


Oct. 17, 2020
12:15 PM
1950 E. 10600 S., Sandy, Utah

David Mu, 71, passed away October 10, 2020 of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in Salt Lake City, Utah.

David was born in Tainan, Taiwan on December 9, 1948 to Te-Shu and Lena Mu. He was the third of four children and had an adventurous childhood. In his youth, David was notoriously excellent academically and in mischief.

He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Chung Yuan University and a Masters and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University. In 1973, David met Susan Chen at BYU. They married the next year and were later sealed in the temple in 1986 along with their children. Following David’s graduation, he and Rheinhardt Bsumek established and operated Bsumek Mu & Associates, a structural engineering and consulting firm, for over 30 years. A few of his most memorable projects include the Winter Olympic Village housing and cafeteria on the University of Utah campus, Entrada Golf Course Clubhouse, Park City High School, and a private residence featured in Architectural Digest. Once retired, David and Susan served a LDS mission in Sacramento, CA. David was an active and dedicated member of his church and eagerly served in numerous capacities.

David was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was an extensive reader, an avid swimmer, and a collector of bad jokes. He loved animals and nature, meeting new people and traveling the world. His favorite things in life were spending time with his grandchildren, listening to NPR, going on walks, and looking for a good lunch special.

David was preceded in death by his parents and older brother. He is survived by his wife Susan; two daughters, Lisa (Jason) Stebbing Salt Lake City, UT and Stephanie (Mihir) Bhayani Chicago, IL; his five grandchildren Hannah Mei, Brandon David, Parker Cade, and Griffin Jason Stebbing, and Sloan Anokhi Bhayani; brother Jacob and sister Anna; nephew Albert and niece Raina.

Private funeral services will be held for the family. A social distanced graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Larkin Sunset Gardens at 12:15 PM. The address is 1950 E. 10600 S., Sandy. A virtual meeting will be held in his honor, please contact davidslc48@gmail.com for the link request. In lieu of flowers, people wishing to honor David are invited to donate in his name to NPR Utah Kuer 90.1.

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Condenses to the Mu family. I have always be grateful for Brother Mu as the Chinese Branch president when I was a young woman. He cared about our future and inspired us to do our best both spiritual and academically. He was my mentor and showed me how it was like in construction profession. This is something that I always recall and share with someone that how awesome my branch president was. I regretted that I had not ever expressed my gratitude to him in person. Thank you Brother Mu! Gloria Leung

- Gloria Leung
We are so sorry to hear about David’s passing, he was such a kind and passionate person, our condolence to Susan and families. May God comfort you through this difficult time. He is in a better place with our Heavenly Father. Love Elsa, Tiffany and Katherine (the Liu family)

- Yu-Hsiu Elsa Liu
感谢穆阿姨和穆伯伯对我们一家的关爱!穆伯伯一路走好! ——程珂 吕妍琨 程之瑶

- Yankun Lyu
Sue: Hope today's funeral ceremony goes smoothly, I believe David will be with God ever after, take care !

- Grace

- Spencer Chen
在黑暗的日子裡, 您帶給我曙光. 在沮喪的日子裡, 您帶給我溫暖. 謝謝您給我的心靈糧食, 讓我克服困境走向陽光. ~敬愛與懷念~

- Sandy Aeschilman
Dear Sue & Children: I am deeply saddened of your loss that David was gone due to IPF. David was such a nice & easy person to get along with. I treasured the time we got together. Although we were neighbor in Elk Grove only a year while David was preaching in Sacramento, but we had such a good time hanging out & eating together. Just to let you know the obituary notice looks good, I hope all the funeral arrangement will go smoothly tomorrow. Sue, I send out my codolence to you, my heart will stayed with you. Come to visit me & your church friends here in the near future, you can stay with me at Bella Vista, I like to be sure you will be fine, take care ! .

- Grace Hu & Children
My mom (Stella Chang) let me know about the passing of Uncle Mu. I'm very sorry to hear this news and want to send my condolences to Susan and the rest of the family. With sincerest sympathy, Michael.

- Michael Chang
My condolences to David’s family. May the fond memories of David live on and comfort your loss.

- Gloria Lee
Goodbye, my dearest friend. The laughter and secrecy we shared in the dorm in high school, college life, military training after college, once you visited me in Atlanta, twice we visited you in Salt Lake City...will be in deep of my memory forever. May you rest in peace! Stanley, the white face

- Stanley Chu
I am deeply saddened to hear this news. We will miss your friendship and guidance. I served my mission in the the 6 th ward when both sister and brother Mu was the ward missionaries. They went out taught with us often, they share their testimony often, they share their love and beliefs often without hesitation. He care about people around him, he served his community diligently without complaining. He is a true example for many who know him. We will miss you, and our prayers goes to the Mu family! Diandra& Daniel Guo

- Yang cheng Guo
We are so sad to hear of the passing of Uncle Mu. There are so many fond memories - we hope they help you find comfort during this difficult time. We are thinking of you and sending you much love. Stella Chang Terry Chang and Family

- The Family of Stella Chang
Dear Susan, I'm so sorry to hear the passing away of your beloved husband David. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

- Fan Kwan
穆伯伯, 感謝您在我們參加中國支會那段時間裡成為我們的朋友,關照我們。更感謝在我先生生病期間,經常探望他,幫助我們!您風趣的話語總令我先生開懷大笑。能成為您的朋友是我們的榮幸! Phoebe Gillespie

- Phoebe
穆叔叔:我们全家在盐湖城期间,得到了您和阿姨无微不至的关心和照顾。带我们去圣殿和家谱中心,冒雨凌晨送我们去机场,带我们去roadhouse。现在想来内心都是满满的温暖。您用长者的智慧,解答了我很多人生的困惑。您豁达乐观的人生态度,也深深影响了我们。谢谢您一路领这我们,来到神的羊圈。 一路走好

- 王勇 李海宁 王子木
I worked very closely with David. He was a great person with an amazing spirit. He wanted to do whatever he could to help you feel comfortable. He was a friend, a leader, a teacher and a servant of God.

- Jamison Ross

- Qing Pu
We are deeply saddened by the news of David's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

- Elky Wong
David was such a nice man and a great mentor. It saddened us when we heard he passed on. Rest in Heaven.

- Ivan Kwok
Bro. Mu was always kind to me and our family when we lived in Salt Lake and attended the Chinese ward. When I was just starting out in architecture, I remember he took interest in getting to know me more and took me out to lunch. He gave me some good advice. Thankful to have known him, his good nature and quiet confidence. Condolences to his family. God bless you.

- Sheldon D.

- 何周康,周松
I am deeply saddened to hear the loss of Bishop Mu. His smile, gentle voice and love are still with us. Bishop Mu has set up a good example for all of us. He cared us, helped me and my family and many others not only with his words but with his actions and kindly heart. He acted as my father, my brother and my mentor, and always inspired me. May love and blessings be with you and your family! Shaohua

- Shaohua Men
Dear Susan and Family, I am very sorry to hear the passing of David. Sorry for you loss. David and I came over to BYU from Taiwan about the same time in the early summer of 1973. So we’ve known each other for a long time. Evan though we haven’t seen each other but still treasure those days. Hope you all can fine peace and comfort in you and I know David will be in the best place where he has lots of things waiting for him to accomplish. May God bless all of you. See you when I come visit in SLC. Love, Carole Kwok 明曉華

- Carole Kwok 明曉華
Our dearest friend Bishop Mu, Having you (and your loving wife Susan) in our life, we understand what the "service others" meant, what the Savior meant when he said, "as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." How to so humbly to serve Lord's children. You are the greatest example of love, understanding, patience... I know that you are one of the angels sent from heaven into our lives to help our family and so many others. You will always live in our hearts. Rest in peace and we will see you again someday!

- Lena / Ashling Stout and 朱秀兰
We are sorry for your loss. Uncle David was such a great person, He will live on in our memories forever.

- Fion Fan
We are so sorry to hear of David’s passing. We send our love. Jim and Lucy

- Jim and Lucy McCarthy

- 杨大为
Our thoughts and prayers are with The Mu Family. We will always remember Dr Mu’s aura of happiness and knowledge.

- Nikhil & Chanda Bhayani