David Roger Hawley of Alpine, Utah, the friendly man with a big heart, who knew a joke for every situation, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020 after a valiant battle with health complications. David was born June 3, 1956 to Roger Cannon Hawley and Zola Hall in Glendale, California.

He faithfully served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Lima Peru North Mission. He attended school at Glendale College, where he was a member of their elite choir. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in accounting from Cal State Northridge in 1979. He also obtained a brokerage license and completed training for stocks and bonds trading. He was a Vice President at Glendale Federal Bank, and later worked at Union Bank where he was also a Vice President.

David married Kim Rowley, they later divorced. They are the parents of Daniel Grant Hawley, whom David loved with his whole heart. After divorcing, he moved to Utah where he first worked for Elliot Management and most recently for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as an accountant. He married Leslie Decker George, the love of his life, on January 5, 2013.

David was known for his uncanny ability to remember facts, especially pertaining to music, history, and dad jokes. He was also known for his kind heart and willingness to share it with others. He is survived by his wife, Leslie; his son Daniel (Megan); and his George step children: David (Crystal), Robert (Lisa), Lisa, and Stephanie. The family wishes to thank the University of Utah CVICU staff His uncanny ability to remember facts, especially pertaining to music, history, and dad jokes. and all who worked with Dave over the last couple months in an effort to make him well again.

Limited in-person funeral services will be held on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at the Village Way Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 901 East Village Way, Alpine, Utah. The services will also be broadcast on Zoom for those who wish to attend, but cannot due to safety and limitations. To join the livestream of the service, click on the "Website" button below. If you have not used Zoom before, please click on the link prior to the beginning of the service to install the necessary application.

Flowers can be sent directly to the chapel the morning of the service, or in lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Tabitha’s Way.

Interment will be in Highland City Cemetery.


Funeral Service

Friday, Oct. 02, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Village Way Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
901 East Village Way
Alpine, UT 84004

Services Handled By

Serenicare Funeral Home
2281 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT

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Sep 30, 2020

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My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. I am so so very sorry to hear about Dave. He was a dear dear friend who was there for me in a time of difficulty. I amSo thankful for his friendship and his faith. Rest In Peace my dear friend. No more sickness. No more pain. Love you forever peacock guy! Meow

Melanie Clark , Cedar Hills, UT, US Oct 05, 2020

Dave was a wonderful friend during our time together in the Cedar Hills 1st Ward. He is one of the gentlest, nicest people I have known, and always eager to help others. I'm sure he touched many lives for the better. I look forward to seeing him again some day.

Daniel Zappala , Cedar Hills, UT, US Oct 03, 2020

Dearest Leslie,

I was so sad to hear from Karen that your husband had passed away.such a shock - I had no idea he wasn’t well. I’m very sorry for your loss and pray that your heart can be comforted and Heavenly Fathers choicest blessings will be with you at this time. Love you.

You are in our prayers

Marie and Alan Adams , Parowan, UT, US Oct 01, 2020

Dave attended our temple wedding. Something struck him funny and he laughed. Nice that our life together started with that booming "Ha ha ha ha!" in the sealing room.

Neil and Linda Sorg , Tucson, AZ, US Oct 01, 2020

Sincere condolences at the passing of David. We worked in the same building. While we didn't work closely together I would often see him in the break room or in the halls. Even though we didn't know each other well he ALWAYS had a smile on his face, a kind word to say, and a joke to tell. It was often just the right thing that I needed to hear to slow down a bit and not be in such a rush to get to the next thing in my day. I could tell he was that way to all as many said hello or waved as he was talking to someone. May you find comfort and peace at this difficult time.

Rachael Kennington , Murray, UT, US Oct 01, 2020


We were so sorry to hear about David. Our love and prayers go out to you and your family. Our memory of David is at the last reunion where he knew all the names of all the song clips. Impressive! Take care, and know that we love you and are thinking about you.

Bruce & Karen

Karen & Bruce Johnson , Cedar City, UT, US Oct 01, 2020