Lamon David Wilson peacefully returned to his eternal home on July 19, 2021, at the age of 94, reuniting with his beloved wife and eternal companion among many other long awaited loved ones.
David was born June 5, 1927, in Tridell, Utah, 7th of nine children born to Seth and Alta Wilson. He graduated from Roosevelt High School with Honors. David served in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1945-1946, after which he was interviewed by Ezra Taft Benson and was thereafter called to serve as a missionary in the Eastern/Central States. David earned a scholarship to BYU, where he met his wife, Carolyn Snell. They were married September 18, 1952, in the Manti Utah Temple. Early in their marriage, they became regular ballroom dancers, dancing in many floor shows in stake and ward functions in the Hotel Utah Ballroom, and at the All-Church Dance Festival at Rice Stadium.
David was a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After graduating from BYU in 1953 with a major in English and a minor in Music, David taught at the high school level, and then became a technical writer at Unisys, where he worked for 31 years. David loved music, and played the piano, often playing duets with his wife, Carolyn. David loved poetry and was a member of the National Poetry Society. He loved to write and was often found with a pen in hand, writing. He had published books of poetry and other works.
In 1971, David successfully petitioned Salt Lake City to change the street numbering system in the north and west parts of the city, so as to conform to the method used in the south and east parts of the city street numbering system. This change was implemented and stands to this day.
With his wife, he served eight years in the Salt Lake Temple as a temple worker. He served two full-time missions with his wife: one in Indianapolis, Indiana, and one at the Church History Library in Salt Lake City. They also served two part-time missions – one in the Escalante Branch, and one in the Church History Library.
David’s main focus was his family, and he was always welcoming and happy when surrounded by his family members. David always put the needs of others before his own.
He is survived by his children: Victoria Bliss (Keith-deceased), Murray; Sharon Thomson (Ron), Magna; Julie LaRocco (Rich), Farmington; Cynthia Gifford (Dallas), Farmington; Ron Wilson (Sue), Grantsville; Richard Wilson (Raylene), Tucson AZ; Kyle Wilson (Katy), Bountiful; and Keith Wilson (JaNae), Spanish Fork. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn; eight siblings; and a grandson, Todd Lee Holmes. He has 34 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren, with more on the way.
Viewing will be held 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday evening, July 27, 2021, with a second viewing from 9:45 am to 10:45 am Wednesday morning, July 28, 2021, both at the Rose Park North Stake Center (South Relief Society Room), 1155 North 1200 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 84116. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in the South Chapel (same building). Following the funeral service, graveside service will be held at Spanish Fork City Cemetery, at 420 South 400 East, Spanish Fork, Utah 84660.
For those unable to attend, the funeral service will be broadcast live via Zoom. The Zoom ID is 828 1207 5280. No password is required.