Salt Lake City, UT - David Ralph Revie passed away on July 5, 2020 at his home. Born May 15, 1942 in San Diego, CA to John Albert Prater/Revie and Fay Isabelle Lawell.
After graduating high school, David served in the US Navy during the Vietnam war. Later, he resided in Hemet, CA where he became a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. On the day he was baptized he met Sharlene Polvadore and the two married on May 26, 1972. They were sealed the following year in the Switzerland temple, later divorced.
The couple welcomed eight daughters into their family: Triera, Cailei, Tasha, Shalisa, Karlia, Kami, Trishelle, and Kalysta. There were many other close friends of the girls who were “adopted children” of the family who share special memories from holidays and camping trips.
Dave enjoyed his work as a local truck driver, delivering ice cream for several years (a delight to his daughters with a sweet tooth). His most treasured job was his last with Hartley’s, delivering produce to grocery stores.
Dad enjoyed fishing (especially fly fishing) and camping. He shared his love of the outdoors with his family. During the summer months on Tuesday afternoons, he would load the camping gear into the family van and we would go overnight camping up in the Spruces.
We knew it was Christmas when Dad started making his home-made fudge. He was definitely the baker of the family. Among his other specialties were lemon merengue pie and scones. He began entering his fudge into the state fair and won several blue ribbons and received the highest honor of a purple “best in show” ribbon.
As Dad would do odd jobs around the house (he was a great handyman and even built furniture his grandchildren are using), you could hear him sing or whistle. His favorite song was ‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot’.
David is survived by his eight daughters, Triera Revie, Cailei (Mark) Hadlock, Tasha Fuentes, Shalisa (Doug) Treasure, Karlia Lopez, Kami (Albert) Wallace, Trishelle (Stephani) Leiter, and Kalysta (Jared) Olvera, 11 grandchildren, and his sister Helen Stevens. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his sisters, Jacqueline Stuart and Shirley Hoffman.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at the Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT, with a viewing at 2:00 p.m.