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David Bruce Carr

February 16, 1925 ~ September 10, 2018 (age 93)


David Bruce Carr passed away on September 10, 2018, in Farmington, Utah, at the age of 93.

David Bruce was born on February 16, 1925, in Ogden, Utah, the son of David and Maurine Seaman Carr.  The family lived in Ogden and he attended Mound Fort Elementary and Junior High School.  When he was 13 years old, they moved to Harrisville and he attended Weber High School, graduating in 1943.

David served in the U. S. Army from 1943 to 1946, training in Texas and then serving in the infantry in France, Germany and Austria.  He was awarded the Purple Heart. Following his discharge from the army, he attended Weber College, graduating with an associate degree in 1948.  It was at Weber that he met and courted Dorothy A. Johnson.  They were married in the Logan Temple on July 31, 1947.  Over the next twelve years they had four children.

David completed his college education at the University of Utah, receiving a degree in civil engineering in 1950.  During his career, he worked for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the California Department of Water Resources, the U. S. Bureau of Land Management, and two cities in California, mainly on water projects.  He was a registered professional engineer in Utah and California.

David was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Over the years he served as elders quorum president, stake and ward clerk, member of stake high councils, counselor in a stake presidency, and bishop.  He and Dorothy served as ordinance workers in the Oakland and San Diego Temples and as full-time missionaries in the Family History Mission in Salt Lake City.

David is survived by his wife of 71 years, Dorothy, and their four children, Bruce (Kimberly) Carr, Kathleen (Richard) Clemons, Luann (Harvey) Higgs, and Sharon (Dean) Hatch, 16 grandchildren: Jason Carr, Heather Wynn, Kimberly Tolman, David Clemons, Kevin Clemons, Kary Clemons, Bella Clemons, Katie VanderHeyden, Melissa Thompson, Chad Higgs, Charity Clark, Christopher Hatch, Chelsey Blanch, Cameron Hatch, Carly Horton, Cory Hatch, and 29 great grandchildren with two arriving in November.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Maurine Baird.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at 11:00 am at the Farmington South Stake Center, 695 S. 200 E., Farmington, UT 84025.  The family will greet friends on Friday, September 14, 2018, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Farmington South Stake Center and prior to the Services from 9:30 – 10:30 am.

 

 

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