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