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 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.
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.
Dave & Jennie Lahage wedding day