David Mong passed away at his home on January 26, 2024 after an illness. He was born October 6, 1950 in Torrington, Wyoming, the son of Bob Mong and Joyce McConnell Mong. The family moved to Utah where David attended school in Riverdale and Roy. His creativity and acting skills started when he was young when he and his friends built spook alleys and other activities in the neighborhood. In high school he participated in drama, including writing and starring in a play that was staged with other students and staff. David was a Sterling Scholar for Speech and Drama his senior year. He pursued his theatrical career over the years working at the Intiman Theatre in Seattle Washington, New Mexico Rep, Empty Space in Seattle, Portland Rep, Westbeth in New York, Virginia Stage Company and Salt Lake City Acting Company in Salt Lake City. He worked as an actor and director as well as conducting play readings at venues around the country.
David was a very caring and kind man. He was a great help to his parents in their final years. He never missed calling his siblings on their birthdays to sing Happy Birthday to them. He and his cousin Mike had lively discussions over the phone about the Utah Jazz games. His nephews and nieces thought the world of him and were always excited to see him.
David was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his brother Dean, and sisters Debbie Winn, Denise Smith and Deanna Cottam, as well as nephews and nieces.
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A remembrance gathering will be held at a future date for family members to celebrate David’s life.