It is with the deepest regret that we announce the passing of the extraordinary, the incomparable Dustin Leonard Driggs. At the far too young age of 41, Dustin suffered a staph infection that in short order ended his physical life, but his presence will remain with us always. Those who knew Dustin will say, to a person, that he was as loving, gentle, and kind as any they’d known. His sweetness, sincerity, and soulful nature touched us like none other. Whether playing pranks on his brothers and sister, talking music, movies, or the Jazz, or strumming his acoustic guitar, Dustin brightened every room he was in. Dustin was — will always be — a priceless gift to us all.
For those interested in paying their respects, we’ll be celebrating Dustin’s life on Saturday, Sept. 26th. A viewing will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 PM at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, followed by a gathering Dustin would be proud of at Sugarhouse Park from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at The Big Field Pavilion (directions: from 2100 South, turn into the driveway at 1400 East. The parking lot is the first entrance on the left side of the interior road). If you knew Dust, you knew he was in his element dressed in thrift store jeans and jackets, so we invite those attending to do the same, to come as you are. No Sunday best required.
With respect to COVID-19 and to ensure this celebration is a safe one, we ask everyone to maintain responsible social distancing and to mask up. Bring blankets to designate your spot on the grass, and we will provide plenty of hand sanitizer and extra masks as well.
Rest in peace and power, our beloved Dustin.
Our sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of such a lovely person as Dustin. His song will remain. Our hearts are with him, and you.
My deepest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of sweet Dustin. Prayers, love, and healing to the Driggs family.
Hi Dan I'm yeison manager of sparkle express carwash. I'm so sorry about what happened with Dustin
With a heavy heart I offer my sincere sympathy. Such an amazing soul gone to soon.
I will never forget the story Dustin wrote and the how it opened my eyes. His was such kind, thoughtful, gentle soul, he will be sorely missed. Much love!
Dear Diane and Danny,
I happened to come across this today while looking for an obituary for a coworker. I'm completely stunned and so saddened by this news! I am so very sorry for the loss of your son. I can't even imagine how you are feeling and the pain you must be going through. My heart goes out to you and your entire family at this incredibly sad time. Sending love, prayers and white light to surround, hold you and comfort you.
I am so sorry for your loss. Dustin was Always so polite and friendly. He always had a smile on his face, even when he was struggling. My heart goes out to your family and I know he will truly be missed. Much love to you during this trying time 💗
We send our condolences to you! He is up with your Mom and Dad!
He will be your guardian angel while you are on this earth!!
We love you all!!
May you be comforted at this time of need!!
Love, Meliss, Finn, Zeke
We are deeply saddened by Dustin's passing. May God's love be with you. Please know how much we love you and are praying for you at this difficult time.
To all the Driggs family, we are saddened to hear the news about Dustin. We send our love and pray for you to feel comfort from those around you at this very difficult time. We mourn this loss with you.
I will always treasure our wonderful memories of Dust from family vacations together (especially lake powell with Dustin leading the group cliff jumping) and having fun with the Voss boys along with many conversations about life throughout the years. Dustin, always kind, caring, bright and compassionate, he was a beautiful man.... I will miss having insightful conversations with him and seeing through his compassionate eyes his care for others and the world around him. He loved deeply and his sense of humor was always enjoyed and appreciated. When he met Mitch, he was engaging and so interested in knowing him. We will always smile when we remember Dustin's free, joyous spirit and love. Much love, Christy and Mitch.
Dear Danny and Family -
I am so sorry to hear of the death of your sweet son. You are in my thoughts and I hope for peace and comfort to be with all of you during this very sad time.
Dianne and Danny, I know how deeply and tenderly you loved Dustin, and I am sorry for your loss. His obituary is beautiful, and I felt his gorgeous essence when I read it. All the love in the world to you and your family during this tender time.
Dear Dan and Diane, We were so saddened to read of Dustin's passing. We remember your family from many years ago at SECC. May God comfort you and give you courage at this tragic time.
Judi and Steve
Sending Love, Peace, and Healing Energy to you, Danny & Family. I cannot imagine, I can only send Love.
So very sorry for your loss.
Some of my greatest and most treasured memories are with Dustin and Dan in little league football and jr.jazz. I also found out it was your family who bought me my shoes and cletes for sports growing up all those years. And made sure Dustin snuck them under our Christmas tree or on our porch. I hope you find great comfort in knowing how much light Dustin's friendship brought into my life and he will always be remembered for his tremendous heart and the power 8 sweep.
My very deepestcondolences and love.