David Ross Aldous

August 26, 1984 ~ March 27, 2021


April 1, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Larkin Mortuary Riverton, 3688 West 12600 South, Riverton, Utah
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    April 1, 2021
    2:00 PM
    Lehi City Cemetery, 1525 North 600 East, Lehi, Utah
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  • David Aldous was a most unique person. He was born August, 26, 1984, with Prader-Willi syndrome, involving a defective 15th chromosome. It created a condition of mental retardation, challenging behaviors and the one condition people remember the most: never being able to satisfy his hunger no matter how much he ate.

    Even with all these issues David had the biggest, most infectious smile. A smile that lit up the room and the people around him. He had many struggles and hardships due to his condition, but in spite of this, he was a very kind and forgiving person. He loved his family, the trips they took, and the many gatherings they had throughout his life. He loved The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and all the friends he made with the other members. He loved doing baptisms for the dead and did so in many different temples throughout Utah. Whenever he was out amongst other people, he sought out other handicapped people and expressed his love for them. His sensitivity and innocence knew no bounds.
    His life’s passion was Power Rangers, for the simple reason it was good overcoming evil. He saw all their movies, shows, and has a huge collection of Power Rangers memorabilia.

    David is survived by his parents, John and Susan Aldous, his brothers Aaron (Sachiko), Ethan, and Jesse (Jodi) and his sister Lindsey Soares (Fabricio), his maternal grandfather, Robert Root and numerous nieces and nephews.

    David’s one desire was to be like everyone else, and in this earth life that was impossible. On March 27, 2021, he peacefully returned to the Kingdom of Heaven with all the rights, powers and privileges held among all the faithful and good people who have also valiantly served the Master.

    A viewing will be held Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm at Larkin Mortuary Riverton, 3688 West 12600 South, Riverton, Utah. Graveside services will follow at 2:00 pm at Lehi City Cemetery, 1525 North 600 East, Lehi, Utah.


    Hi John and Susan, my heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I was heart broken today to hear that David had passed thru the veil recently. He was a special spirit and such a joy to be around. We loved sharing time and experiences with David. We loved serving for 4 years in the Special Needs Adult Program sponsored by the LDS Church. May the Lord bless and console you at this time of need. Our prayers are with you. Most sincerely, Glen

    - Glen A. Nash
    John & Susan I was saddened to hear of the passing of David today as President Skousen and I were visiting on the phone. I know David was sent to you and your family in this life to help you and others and show us what it means to give unconditionally and love as our Savior loves us. You are terrific parents and may the Savior comfort you and bless you to know David has passed this life’s journey and will move on to greater accomplishments without those restrictions and handicaps that burdened him in this life. May the most choice blessings be upon you. Grant Taylor

    - Grant Taylor
    Hi, I come on this website to find another obituary, and saw this. I went to high school with David. I was a year older, but I worked with all the amazing special needs kids! David was so wonderful, and I remember him well! He certainly had an infectious smile! I send my condolences! May he Rest In Peace!

    - Aania Gowans
    Dear John and Susan, I want to take a quick moment to give you my condolences for David's passing. Jesse DeGroff is one of my choicest friends. We were roommates in college and we continue to stay close to this day. While in college Jesse took me up to your home quite a few times. I have had dinner with you  and your family multiple times and even spent the night in your home on a couple of occasions. In hind-sight I'm amazed at your generosity to allow strangers (especially college kids) into your home. You are most kind and generous! On a few of the occasions I had to visit your home I had the pleasure of getting to know David a little bit. My heart was touched when I read his obituary and I know of your undivided love towards him and our Savior's love for him as well. He was a special human being. I know that despite the challenges Prader-Willi presented, he was a choice soul who touched many lives. I wish you and your family the very best during this difficult time. May the Lord's peace and love rest on your souls. Best regards, John Lyon

    - John Lyon
    We all loved David here at Chrysalis. He was a bright light here on earth and I know he will continue to shine. Sending you love and condolences during this time.

    - Lanae d'Hulst