David Colvin Obituary, Death – On March 11, 2022, David Floyd Colvin passed away. He was a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and he was dearly loved by all of us in all of those capacities. He had 84 years under his belt. Park City, Utah is where he spent his first day of life, and his parents were Emma Nelson Lemon and Frank Colvin. He wed his longtime sweetheart, Gladys Defa, on September 25, 1959. Gladys was his childhood sweetheart.
On March 26, 1976, at the Salt Lake Temple, they were put under an eternal seal and preserved there. They had been married for 62 years when she passed away in September of 2021, making their wedding anniversary that year. As a married pair, they raised a total of four kids to adulthood. Dad joined the United States Army when he was 17 years old, and he served in the military until he was 42 years old, at which point he retired with a number of medals and commendations to his name.
He was a devoted member of the LDS church and served as the Bishop of the Granger 6th ward for a number of years. He was well respected in the community. His love of the great outdoors spanned his entire life, and some of his favorite outdoor activities were hunting, fishing, and camping. He has worked as a mechanic for many years and has a deep-seated interest in bringing classic cars back to their former glory. Following his retirement, he started making real estate investments and turned some of his residences into rental properties.
His landlord earned nothing but adoration and affection from his tenants. He was a very hard worker who dedicated his life to caring for his family and attending to their needs throughout his entire life. He did this by working very hard. He gave the majority of his time to being his loving wife’s primary caregiver over the many years that she fought against her health. During that period, she endured a number of health challenges. Everyone will grieve his passing in their own unique ways. When he gets back to the house, his wife, son Chuck, brother Charles, and both of his parents, who both passed away before he was born, are waiting for him there.