David John Cash quietly passed away surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Our sweet Dave was just 48 years old and died just two weeks after learning he had an aggressive form of kidney cancer.
Dave was born to John and Emma Lou Webb Cash in Saint George, Utah, on February 8, 1975. His older sister, Christy, was so happy to have a new toy and had great fun at Dave's expense. At just 16 months apart, these two were extra close and each other's number one fan and protector.
Growing up, Dave was able to have a tight bond with his cousins and they had many adventures together. Dave played football, basketball, and tennis at South Sevier High School. He was one of the lucky ones that had the world's most amazing group of friends that made high school a treasured time and formed life long friendships. After high school he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lansing, Michigan. Dave started planning for his future family very early, choosing a career that would allow him to be an involved father and a strong provider. Dave worked hard to get scholarships and worked up to three jobs at a time to save money and put himself through college at SUU. Always the planner, Dave decided to start his career and began looking for his wife. He prepared a list of all the requirements for his wife. It took many, many years but finally Dave was able to find a girl that actually didn't check many boxes on his list besides loving him deeply. At 33 he threw caution to the wind and married Robyn Murphy, the yin to his yang, and they set out in their adventure. He was blessed with two children, Justin David and Samantha Marcia, who completed his world. Dave tended to be a private person and would prefer to hang back rather than be the center of attention. That, along with his habit of separating his personal and professional lives meant many people were not allowed to see the real Dave. To his family, Dave was a tender pool of mushy goo. He fiercely loved his wife and children, nieces and nephews, sister, cousins, and close friends. He was silly, playful, well-read, kind, gentle, and loyal. At work and church he was more reserved, saving his smiles and jokes for a select few.
David had a strong testimony of his Savior and was a life long member of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He grew up without his father around, so as an adult Dave had a special place in his heart for widows and single sisters. He loved working with the youth and had a gift for inspiring the kids to reach higher and to take responsibility.
Dave loves football. When his children were old enough to play sports, he would coach their teams or just be at every practice and every game filming for hours to make sure he could provide the best advice for the team and his children.
Dave was a CPA and loved his work, co-workers, and clients. He showed his love by being educated, thorough, and detail oriented. He was very successful but never found the desire for his friends and family to know how respected he was in his specialty.
Above all, Dave was a completely devoted husband, father, brother, and son. His dear wife took him on one wild ride and he was able to live a lifetime of experiences in the short 15 years they were married.
Words cannot express the void losing Dave will leave in the lives of those who knew and loved this great man. Cancer sucks. Dave Rocks. Dave promised Robyn that he would be with her forever and a day and she is going to hold him to that promise and will be looking forward to when they can be together again.
Survived by his wife, Robyn (Murphy), son, Justin (14), daughter Samantha (12); his dearest sister Christy (T.Jay) Belt; his parents, John and Emma Lou Cash, and half sister Linda. Also, all of his Webb, Cash, Murphy, and Jorgensen families: aunts, uncles, and countless cousins, nieces, nephews, all of which he loved dearly.
We love you Dave and we long for the time we can hug you in our arms again.
There will a viewing on Sunday, November 12, 2023 from 5-8 PM at the Sage Ward Building located at 14242 South Loumis Parkway, Bluffdate, Utah.
A second viewing will be held on Monday, November 13, 2023, from 10:00 - 10:45 AM at the same location as above.
The funeral service will be on Monday, November 13, 2023, beginning at 11:00 AM, also at the Sage Ward Building.
To view services virtually please visit: https://zoom.us/j/96740210884#success