David Alger PaxmanMarch 26, 1932 ~ May 10, 2017 (age 85)
David Alger Paxman who was 85 and a loving father, grandfather, and husband returned to his Heavenly Father on May 10, 2017 in Provo Utah.
Dave was the son of Charles Haven Paxman and Eva Pearl Alger. He was born on March 26, 1932 in Washington Utah. He was one of 12 siblings.
Dave graduated from Dixie High School in St George, Utah in May 1950. After graduation, the National Guard unit he belonged to was activated, and he was on his way to Korea where he served for the next 18 months. He stated he had never been so cold in his entire life.
After serving in the Army, Dave served in the Great Lakes Mission. After his mission, he attended Dixie College and Brigham Young University where he studied Math and History. After he graduated, he taught school in Dragerton, Utah where he met a very young lady by the name of Connie Darlene Huntington, who became his companion for the next 55.92 years.
Dave loved to read any book he could get his hands on when he was young. This love of books continued throughout his life and was a comfort to him during his trials the last several years. He had an extraordinary green thumb and he could grow vegetable and weeds with equal results. He could produce buckets and buckets of green peas which his children had the great privilege of shelling for free.
Dave was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where he served in many different positions including two different Bishoprics. Dave taught school for eight years, and then went to work at the Ogden Defense Depot for the next 25 years.
One of the greatest joys Dave has was serving a Mission with his wife Connie in McAllen Texas and at the MTC in Provo.
Dave had a wry and dry sense of humor, and often had a witty come back for many comments.
Dave is survived by his wife Connie Darlene Huntington, sons Paul Alger (Shaunna Gould), Scott Hyrum (Karli Myers), Daniel Charles (Janet Hirschi), and daughter the love of his life Paige Allen (J Brian Allen) and 21 grandkids and 5.44 great grandkids.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Manila 10th Ward Chapel, 3785 West Box Elder Drive (4000 North, Pleasant Grove) Cedar Hills. Family and friends may attend a viewing Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Highland City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
In lieu of flowers please contribute to the Utah Food Bank.