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David Mosteller

April 30, 1951 — October 15, 2023

David Mosteller

On April 30, 1951 in Bisbee, Arizona, Patricia Elease Poe and Elmer Louis Mosteller welcomed their second son, David Elmer Mosteller, into the world. David, together with his parents and older brother Dan, called Bisbee home from birth through high school. David attended Bisbee High School, where he was a gifted athlete both on the gridiron and wrestling mat. 
 
After high school, David joined the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and served for eight years.  During this time, David became a family man, marrying Janet Diehl, and welcoming daughter Dawn and son Michael into their family. David and Janet later divorced.
 
In 1995, David met and married Judy Garrett, who had two sons (Nathan and Adam) and one daughter (Ashley). Though David and Judy had no children together, David befriended and was a father figure to her children, sharing with them his appreciation for and commitment to hard work, service, the outdoors, and card/board games.  David and Judy later divorced.  David’s friendships with Judy’s children continued through his passing.
 
In 2000, David met and married his love, companion, and partner Deborah Bracken. On December 29, 2000, they were married in the Manti Temple.  Marrying Debbie blessed David with four “bonus” children—Desiree, Denae, Delanie, and Derrick. 
 
Believing having a child together would unite their blended family, David and Debbie welcomed Dannalee in 2002.  Ever the family man, and having particular compassion for people in the midst of struggle, David together with Debbie completed their family upon adopting Lydia, Ilia, and Daniel from Ukraine. David truly believed children are a heritage of the Lord and loved all the children that came into his life, including the outstanding men and women who married his children and blessed him with grandchildren. David’s grandchildren were amongst his greatest joys!
 
After his active Marines service ended, David worked as an electrician, on projects small and large (including the Conference Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, David served in many callings, but he especially loved working in the Payson Temple baptistry and with the youth as a scout leader. As a youth leader, David shared his love of the outdoors and helped organize many activities and dances. David’s skill as an electrician and love of the youth combined in the form of the Mormon Handcart Pageant.
 
David is survived by his loving, dedicated wife Debbie, children, in-laws, grandchildren, and friends, who love and miss him tremendously.

There will be a Viewing on Sunday, October 22 from 6-8 pm at Anderson Funeral Home in Nephi. In addition, a Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, October 23 with a viewing at 10 am and service at 11 am at the Nephi 5th Ward, 355 East 500 North, Nephi.

The service will be livestreamed on the Anderson Funeral Home Facebook Page at the following link: 
https://www.facebook.com/people/Anderson-Funeral-Home/100068057016733/
(The livestream video will appear when the service starts.)

David Mosteller - Funeral Recording.mp3

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