David William Rich
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1943 ~ 2011
KAYSVILLE-Our most beloved husband, father and grandfather peacefully returned to his loving Father in Heaven, on Monday, October 17, 2011, surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with cancer.
David William Rich was born in Logan, Utah, on July 20, 1943, to Wendell O'Neal Rich and Pearl Jenkins Rich.
He was raised in Logan, Utah where he also received his bachelor's degree from Utah State University. He then received a Master's degree from the University of Utah, and a Doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado. He married his dear companion and sweetheart, Betty Capener in the Logan Temple on March 17, 1966, for time and all eternity. They were blessed with six wonderful children: Suzanne Womack, Douglas Rich and Rebecca Hogan (Kaysville), Wendell Rich (Roy), Rachel Rich (Bountiful), Cameron Rich (Provo) Utah.
He is also survived by his sister, Joanne Duncan and brothers, Kenneth, Carl, and Ralph. He dearly loved his grandchildren: Chelsie, Chloe, Lyndsay, Chase, Cayden, Jake, David, Cameron, Megan, Chenelle, Corbin, Tyler, Thomas, Coulson, Emily, Anna, and Kurtis. David was preceded in death by his parents.
He was an active member of the LDS church and served a mission in New Zealand in 1962. He faithfully held many church positions including Scout Master, High Counselor, Bishop, counselor in the Stake Presidency, and Stake President. Dave was an energetic, dedicated and faithful servant to the Lord.
He worked as an advisor to student government at Weber State for six years. He then worked as a Division Manager and Vice President for Browning Arms for 27 years. Dave was a very compassionate leader and well known for his profound ability to take charge and make things happen. He had a strong passion for scouting and has been involved in scouting in some way most of his life. At the time of his death he was serving as the Area II President, overseeing the scouting program in Utah and Idaho. He also served as the Trapper Trails Council President. He received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and the Silver Beaver Award. In May of 2011, he was awarded the Silver Antelope Award in San Diego, the highest scouting award in the Western Region. Dave had a great love for his Browning and scouting friends. Dave had a contagious passion for life and put his heart into everything he did. His optimistic outlook touched the lives of many for the better, and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral services will be held Monday, October 24, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Kaysville Stake Center, 615 North Flint St., Kaysville, UT. Friends may visit with family Sunday, October 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Rd. and Monday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. prior to services at the church.
Interment will be held in the Logan City Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at: www.lindquistmortuary.com


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Published in Deseret News on Oct. 23, 2011.
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November 10, 2011
I was saddened when I just found of Elder Richs death. He was my companion in Hamilton, New Zealand. He was a very dedicated hard working missionary while we served together and had many happy experiences. He will never be forgotten and look forward to seeing him again someday.
Ron Tate
November 1, 2011
Dear Womack Family, I am so sorry to read of the passing of your father and grandfather. It sounds as though he was a wonderful man who passed on a wonderful heritage to a lovely daughter and grandchildren. My prayers and heart-felt sympathy are with you all.
Mrs. P. Romero
Paulette Romero
October 21, 2011
I am deeply saddened by the news of Brother David Rich's death. We will miss his profound influence on Aaronic Priesthood Scouting. He was inspired and inspirational. He brought new perspective to my understanding of how to teach young men, and youth generally, the gospel of Jesus Christ and the associated values that bring happiness and fulfillment in life. I will be eternally grateful for being taught by David Rich.
Darwin Sorensen
October 21, 2011
David was a great person, I am sorry to hear about his passing. he and his family were a really good to my aunt, Z. B. Crockett and they were good friends. I could never repay David for what he did for me and my aunt! My favorite saying is may god hold you in the palm of his hand and keep you safe. I truly mean that for david and his family!
Guy Crockett
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