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Celebration of Life

Mt Ogden Ward
Saturday November 7th, 2020

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David Douglas Falls

David Douglas Falls (Desert Dave), of Ogden Utah was spared a further decline into the depths of dementia after a massive stroke. The primary cause for his problems was most likely due to many traumatic brain injuries in his youth.  He joined his eternal family on October 4th, 2020 at the University of Utah Hospital.  David was born at Hill Air Force Base on January 11, 1955 to Florence Visser-Falls-Madson of Ogden Utah and Douglas Falls of Kings Mountain So, Carolina.

David spent his lifetime as an active member of the LDS church, serving a mission in Brazil.  David was married to Bernice Brighton in 1976 in Ogden.  He later became an author a salesman and a singer.

David and Bernice shared their lives together along with their children doing what they loved most – Rock hounding, treasure hunting and exploring places only some dream of.  He shared his love of the desert and outdoors with his family every opportunity he had. David's love of treasure hunting led him to publishing treasure hunting books and he became an accomplished singer with his beautiful voice singing at many local venues.

David is survived by three sons: Allan, Scott and John Falls; and three daughters, Tamara, Sandra and Stephanie, and eight awesome grandchildren.  He is also survived by his sister Sherryl Falls – Liermann and his cat Bandit!

The family is having a celebration of his life with a service to be held at Mount Ogden Ward church house 1314 27th Street, Ogden UT on Nov 7, 2020 at 11:00 am. Military Honors at 12 noon.

David was the love of my life. He was humble, handsome, witty, kind, intelligent and brimming with potential. His Grandmother was an angel. His Great Grandparents history is amazing. Each one of his children are more beautiful and wonderful than the others.

I divorced him civilly in a desperate attempt to get him the correct medical care for several health conditions and to protect myself from irrational financial decisions. God will bless, love, and judge him with great mercy.

Farewell to my Don Quiote

Love you Eternal Wife




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David, dear David. Thank you for your fun adventure stories. Thank you for sharing THAT voice with so many. The many who were lonely. Thank you for your unending example of persistance, your faith in the future and your God. Thank you for loving Bernice and the kids. These past years we were not very understanding. We had many concerns of our own. So sorry. Smile your lovely smile and sing your songs to all those you are with now. Much love The Ericksons

Don and Jan Erickson Nov 8 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you Jackie, David loved those days so very much!!!

Sherryl Liermann Nov 3 2020 12:00 AM

OH the good ol' days! I love this picture Rod!!!

Sherryl Liermann Nov 3 2020 12:00 AM

Rodney he loved your conversations he would tell me. It was hard for him but he did manage to get himself up everyday and look forward - as it was. I did not know you guys rode around on his Bulltaco dirt bike, how fun that must have been up in the foothills!!!!

Sherryl Liermann Nov 3 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you Dana, you are the best of me through the years and David loved you for that! I will always be grateful for the kindness during his time of need that you extended and the meals you provided!!!! I now in my heart that David knows you are here with and for me during this hard time. I love you.

Sherryl Liermann Nov 3 2020 12:00 AM

I miss you my dear brother! I love you.... Sherryl

Sherryl Liermann Nov 3 2020 12:00 AM

David was a great friend and "Pal"
We grew up together, did so many things as kids in the hood. Some good,some not so good, but could count on having a great time doing whatever we did.
He would take me riding on his Bulltaco dirt bike with a seat made for one. Holding on with no fear of anything, we would climb hills that most guys stay away from.
Never falling or putting either of us in danger.
Most summers,David and his family would go for long trips to dig for bottles in old ghost towns. As a young boy, it felt like forever before they would return with all sorts of stories to tell.
When me and my sisters still get together we talk of all the time we would wreck the basement of our house playing pie in the face with close that I'm sure Sonja had folded neatly away. Oh well the life of a kid.
In the these last few years it was sure hard for me, getting those confusing phone calls about what you where going through.
All I could do was know in my heart that God had you right where he needed you for this short time.
you brought me to my knees so many times after talking with you.(even if I really didn't understand what you were going through) Remember you forever
your Pal

Rod Bruin Oct 30 2020 12:00 AM

So many wonderful childhood memories growing up together as neighbors and friends. To Davids family, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this very hard time.

Jackie (Bruin) Clarke Oct 30 2020 12:00 AM

Davids Sister Sherryl has always been my best friend since 3rd grade. I remember going to her Grandparents home after school and having a snack and playing outside. I remember David being a tall, thin, red headed adolescent who kept to himself except for teasing us. He was such an example in his life as a true servant to the Lord. He loved the Lord and his family to the end and took that commitment very serious. He loved his wife Bernice and spoke tirelessly of his concern for her healthy eating and passions. He had an amazing voice that reminded me of Roger Miller. He especially loved his little Sis Sherryl who was always there for him. In these last few years, she worked tirelessly to help him manage his health and well being. His angel on earth! Rest In Peace David. You will be honored and missed by all that knew and loved you. You are at peace now in your Fathers arms.

Dana Slama Jones Oct 29 2020 12:00 AM

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