David Glen Blake, 82, a resident of the veterans home in Ivins, Utah, passed away Jan. 31, 2019. David has resided in Littlefield, Arizona, adjacent to Mesquite, Nevada, for the past 14 years. David was the first born child on May 27, 1936, 30 minutes prior to his twin sister Dianne Evelyn Blake Croft to David W. Blake and Evelyn Pearl Brunet in Santa Monica, California.
David grew up in the Hawthorne, Lawndale area of Southern California. He graduated from Leuzinger High school top of his class. He then attended Brigham Young University receiving straight A’s, prior to his enlisting in the Navy in which he served from 1955 to 1959.
After the Navy he pursued a career in the construction business becoming an expert drywall finisher. He traveled many places in the U.S. and foreign lands applying his skills. David spent most of his free time hiking, studying astronomy, photography, portrait painting and was amazing at remembering people’s names. One of his biggest dreams he had was to build a saucer shaped house, on his property in Scenic, Arizona, that would be an observatory.
From the time David was a young man he was always helping people in need. He spent many years as a counselor at Alcoholics Anonymous. David always had a tender heart for people with special needs. He spent many years taking care of his ex-wife until she passed. For the last several years he has spent a lot of time helping others whom he met at the senior center in Mesquite, Nevada. David is remembered for his contagious smile and jovial personality.
David was preceded in death by his parents and his younger brother Wesley Allen Blake (Milena). His surviving twin sister Dianne Blake Croft (Garth Croft) resides in St. George, Utah.
The family wishes to thank Dixie Regional Hospital wound clinic and vascular department for their efforts, they tried their best to get David mobile. Also for the care and concern of those that assisted David in the veterans home in Ivins, Utah. Also Zion’s Hospice during David’s last few days.
- A short memorial service will be held at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, for family and friends on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m.
- After that there will be a military graveside service at Tonaquint Cemetery at 3 p.m.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454.
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