David Alama returned peacefully to his Heavenly Father at his home surrounded by family on Monday, March 16, 2020 at the age of 69.
He was born on September 12, 1950 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Elizabeth and Samuel Alama. He met his bride of 44 years during a church activity while attending BYU-Hawaii and were later married and sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on March 6, 1976. He proudly served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War, the Air Force, and Utah Air National Guard before retiring after 25 years of combined service to his country. He served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Nevada, Las Vegas Mission from 1974-1976. He enjoyed serving others in many church callings and capacities and found great love and joy during his service as Bishop of his ward.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He loved being surrounded by family and friends. He could never sit still and was always busy doing yard work, a chore around the house, or serving friends and neighbors. He always thought he had the best plans and ideas, and usually he did. He loved driving semi-trucks and being on the open road, traveling and camping. He taught his family many lessons and to love The Savior in whom he trusted.
Thank you to the doctors, nurses, and teams of healthcare professionals at Intermountain Medical Center for all their hard work, knowledge, and support during his hard-fought battle against cancer. They gave us more precious time to spend with him.
He is survived by his loving wife Glenna; two sons Jonathan (Jodi) and Brian (Jenny); six grandchildren Isaiah, Max, Elizabeth, Lily, Kayla and Isabel.
He is preceded in death by his father; mother; sister Lovina;, and brother Wayne.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, March 20 at 12:00 Noon at The Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park. Due to current regulations a viewing will not be held. If desired, in lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be sent to immediate family members.
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