David Roger Gylling passed away at the age of 47 on December 20, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born in Granger, Utah on July 13, 1974 to Roger Wayne Gylling and Shirley Von Forell Gylling. David graduated from Taylorsville High School and received a degree from Salt Lake Community College and also attended USU. He was an outstanding athlete in volleyball, basketball, baseball, and water polo where he was part of the state championship team and an all-tournament selection. He also was a gifted writer, bird lover and so much more.

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David was loved by his family, friends, and neighbors. A gentle and spiritual giant standing 6’ 8” tall. He was an Elder in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed home teaching and attending the temple with his sister. He had a great love for the Savior, admiration for Church leaders, and compassion and love for the less fortunate.

David was called to serve a difficult and challenging mortal mission. It has been sad for his family and friends to see him suffer from bipolar disorder for over 30 years. His mission taught others, through his example, how to be humble, meek, hopeful, prayerful, long-suffering, steadfast, loving, obedient and faithful. He drank from the bitter cup but did not become bitter. He is now free from this challenging mission he was given to endure. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

He is survived by his parents, Roger and Shirley Gylling, sisters Valerie (Gerry) Holman, and Renae (Dary) Gylling Cruz, and brother Benjamin Gylling. He was preceded in death by sisters Lynnette and Shawna.

Services are being held privately by the family. He will be interred at Memorial Redwood Cemetery 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84123.


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Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Dec 22, 2021

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This comes as such a shock to me. I use to hang out with Dave oh so many years ago when we would attend church dances. He was such a great person. He never said anything bad or negative about anyone or anything. He was always laughing and seemed happy he made you feel so go just being around him. He could just brighten a room or your day. There is no doubt he will be missed by all.

Nanette Wilson Jan 19, 2022

David was such a valuable part of our community at Alliance House and he will be greatly missed.

Paige Huff , Salt Lake City, UT, US Dec 30, 2021

Because I am 71 yrs. old, I frequently read the obituaries on KSL. I don't know David, but he sounds like a great guy! So sorry for your loss of such a wonderful guy (and good-looking too). May you find peace in knowing that you will be reunited with him.

Carol , Centerville, UT, US Dec 26, 2021

My Dear Shirley and Family, I was very sad to hear about David. I know he was a wonderful son, and how much you all loved him. It so great that we know "Families are for ever" Wish I could put my arms around you and give you a big hug. I will always be grateful for the years we spent together teaching, and your love and friendship. Love you Dixie

Dixie Casey Lane , Mesa, AZ, US Dec 24, 2021

You will be missed Dave, it wont be the same not seeing you walk around the neighborhood anymore.

Jason Cook , Taylorsville, UT, US Dec 23, 2021

David it was great getting to know you and you will be missed.

Terry K. Harrison , Salt Lake City, UT, US Dec 22, 2021


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  • Jan 19, 2022

    I am deeply saddened to see this. I knew Dave from all the church dances go to. He alway had a smile and new how to cheer you up and make you laugh. I always looked forward to seeing him. I’m so glad I got the opportunity to know him.