David Everett Morton passed away on October 23, 2022, at the age of 71. He was born on April 25, 1951, to Molliedean and Bill Morton in Provo, UT. David married Diane Montgomery on June 19, 1970, in Vernal, UT.
David was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many callings throughout his life, mostly working with the young men. He served a mission with his wife Diane for 18 months in Adam-ondi-Ahman. He truly enjoyed his service there and made many life-long friends. At the time of his death, they were serving in the Vernal Utah temple.
David had an unmatched work ethic that he was taught early on in his life. He was a master electrician and owned many successful businesses. There was no job he didn't have the skills to do and loved teaching and helping others. The most important thing to him was passing on his knowledge and honest work ethic to his kids and grandkids. Many people have benefited from his teachings and mentoring. He was a man of service with no need for recognition or reward. He found great joy in helping others, most importantly his family. No matter how busy he was, he always made time to be there for his loved ones. He was our patriarch and safe haven; his presence brought peace and calm to any situation. He loved to work hard and play hard and had a way of making life more enjoyable. If you could define a legend, David E. would be it. He was a pillar to his family and community and left an incredible legacy. His loss is immeasurable and will leave a void in the lives of those who loved him and the community he loved.
He is survived by his wife Diane, his seven children MaryAnn (Shannon) Spainhower, William (Robbie) Morton, Suzanne (Micky) Kiever, James Morton, Joseph (Nicole) Morton, Daniel (Tiffany) Morton, Matthew (Maegen) Morton, and twenty-nine grandchildren. Also, one brother John and six sisters: Jane, Chris, Marsha, Carol, Shelly, and Valerie.
He is preceded in death by his parents Bill and Molliedean Morton, grandson; Tyler Kiever, three brother's-in-law: Kent, Don, and Chuck, and one sister-in-law, Diane.
Funeral Services for David will be held Friday, October 28th at 11:00am at Glines 5th Ward Chapel, (150 South Aggie Blvd). A viewing for family and friends will be held Thursday, October 27th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Phillips Ashley Funeral Home and Friday, October 28th from 9:45-10:45 at the Glines 5th Ward Chapel. Interment will be in the Vernal Cemetery. Services under the direction of the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home.