It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, papa, uncle and brother, Dave.
On April 14, 2022, he joined his mother (Mary), father (James), brother (Michael), and his sweet dog Buddy, who preceded him in death and welcomed him with love to the other side. He passed peacefully in his home, surrounded by loved ones.
Dave was known for his humor, love of all things outdoors and most notably, for his passion for fishing. He loved sharing his expertise as a fisherman and would welcome fishing buddies of any level aboard his boat for hours (or days) of drinking coffee and reeling in fish. Many of his fishing years were spent with his “dock family” in Flaming Gorge and then with special friends on the open ocean in Puerto Vallarta, where he and Jennie lived after he retired from Boeing.
Dave had the opportunity to live in many places; he was born in Alaska and spent early childhood in Texas and Massachusetts before moving to Huntington Beach, CA where he graduated from Marina High School in 1975. He was married to Shelly (Pead) for 13 years and together had 2 children, Jennifer and Jared.
He later met the love of his life, Jennie and they married in 1999. Together, they renovated a beautiful home in Hoytsville, UT, traveled to beautiful destinations to explore and go diving and of course, boated and fished with Buddy by their side.
Dave was incredibly proud of his children and 5 grandchildren and shared their achievements with his friends.
Dave’s memory will live on in the hearts of his wife of 23 years, Jennie; daughter Jennifer (Brian) Healey; son Jared Lahage; grandchildren Ashlyn, Gabe, Trever, Emma & Olivia; siblings Jimmy, Michele, Jolene and Chris; and his nieces, nephews, including his favorite M&Ms.
Dave wanted to fulfill his promise of caring for his wife, who suffers from Huntington’s Disease. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Hereditary Disease Foundation in his name: https://www.hdfoundation.org/donate-today
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Dave & Jennie Lahage wedding day
I worked with Dave for many years at Boeing. He was always a great and friendly guy. God bless him and his family. He will certainly be missed by many.
Thank you Brad. I hope that you can come to the celebration of life for my dad on June 20 in Park City.
Always and Forever in My Heart Dave! I miss you!
Dave was a good friend and he will be greatly missed. He loved to tell jokes and you never really knew if he was serious. He allowed my son (Tyler) to go fishing on his boat and he called him Taylor. I didn’t think it was a big deal, so I didn’t say anything. A couple of years later, Dave was signing us up for a fishing tournament and I thought I had better make sure he used the correct name (Tyler) for the tournament. I ran up to the desk and told Dave my sons name was Tyler; Dave smiled, turning the registration paper over showing the correct name and said I know. Dave was very likable and made friends easily; I am very thankful to have been on of his friends. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Dad shared the story about your son with me just a couple months ago. It still made him laugh! I hope you’ll join us to celebrate his life in Park City on June 20.
I worked with Dave at Boeing for years and I loved to talk fishing and hunting with him every chance I had. He invited me on a couple of overnight fishing trips up on Flaming Gorge with my young son. Who still talks about it years later. Dave was a great fisherman and even greater guy he will be missed.
We love you Jennie. May God bless you at this time. Of course we loved Dave. We will miss him. Stay in touch. Charlie and Laurel Limb
I am so sorry Jenny - my thoughts are with you. I know you shared many adventures, the memories of which will help sustain you.
Oh Jenny, I am so sorry. You were both too young for this. Love you Jenny.
Your Aunt Joy
He also enjoyed surfing in his younger years while living in Huntington Beach. I'll miss you little brother.
Dave was a wonderful friend & Coworker at Boeing and was always smiling and being a real joker . I was also able to spend some time with him fishing in the cold weather ice fishing . Dave will truly be missed but remembered for ever , rest in peace Dave !
Your friend , Dave Garrett