David Wagstaff passed away on August 2, 2022, after a long battle with dementia.
David was born September 17, 1935, to Arthur and Maud May Wagstaff. He was the oldest of 6 children. He spent his early years on the farm working alongside his father and brothers. He attended Box Elder High School. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He married Gayle Rosalie (Rose) Summers March 15, 1961, and they were sealed in the LDS temple January of 1962. They welcomed 6 children who they loved and cherished, Rose and David later divorced. Rose passed away in 1976.
He married the love of his life, Letha Jensen, on July 5, 1973, and sealed in the LDS temple April 11, 1986. He became the bonus dad for her four children who he loved and raised as his own. He spent many years as a milkman and later worked for the City of Granger Wyoming. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for many years and performed multiple church callings.
He loved spending time with his beloved wife, his children, and grandchildren. He loved to watch old westerns. David loved to dance and would regularly attend local community dances. He loved to tell jokes and make people smile and be happy. He loved to watch people and would regularly take the UTA bus wherever he felt the urge just to see and explore.
David volunteered for many years most weekends at the Union Pacific Railway Station in Ogden. He helped to restore an old historic train, give tours, and visit with people.
David is survived by his children: RuthAnn Wimmer, Heidi Weeks, Rulon Wagstaff, Henry Eccles, and Jon Nielson. His siblings: Caroline Anderson, Richard (Karen) Wagstaff, and Stephen (Roxanna) Wagstaff. His step-children: Melanie Guevara, Tracy (Deborah) Dickey, Douglas Dickey, and Valarie (Richard) Hower. He has 31 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by both his parents: Arthur and Maud May Wagstaff; wife: Letha Jensen Wagstaff; siblings: Gary Wagstaff and Barbara Jensen; son: Wade Wagstaff; son-in-law: Harold Wimmer; and his grandchildren: Johnny, Jessie, Shirley, and Melinda.
A special thanks to Sunshine Terrace and Sunshine Terrace Hospice for taking such special care of David. The staff loved him. We will forever be thankful.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 8, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City.
A viewing will be held prior to the service from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., also at the mortuary.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.myers-mortuary.com.