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David Brian Meher

November 6, 1960 — August 12, 2023

Murray, Utah

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David Brian Meher, 62, of Murray, UT, passed away the night of August 12th after a sudden heart attack.  

David was born in Duluth, Minnesota, to Jean and Vivian Meher. David was the second youngest of five siblings (Barbara, Bruce, Lynn, and Michelle). As a kid, David had the opportunity to live all over the United States. A year after he was born, David's family moved to Owego, NY, where they stayed for a year before making the move to Wheaton, Maryland. David lived in Maryland until he was thirteen. He developed his love for golf there when his mom bought him his first plastic golf club. In his early teens, David chose to go live with his sister, Barbara, in Decorah, IA. While in Iowa, David attended and graduated from North Winneshiek High School class of 1978. David's love for golf grew even further in Decorah, where he was able to attend a junior golf camp. After graduating High School, David decided to move back with his mother, Vivian, to Vancouver, WA. 

At the age of nineteen, David served a 2-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Philippines. David enjoyed being part of the LDS community and remained an active member of the church until his passing. To this day, he still has letters, pictures, and even a drawing of himself from the people he helped on his mission.

Not too long after returning from his mission, David found himself in Clackamas, OR working at a golf shop. It was in Clackamas, at a ward party that he would meet Marcia Vercruysse, who would soon become his wife, mother to his daughter, and lifelong friend. David and Marcia only dated for a few months before he proposed. David always said that he knew Marcia was the one he wanted to marry the moment he accidentally blew a booger on her sweater, and she just laughed. They were sealed for time and eternity in the Seattle Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on April 14, 1983. Although they would later end up getting divorced, they never let that break up their friendship.  

While living in Clackamas, David attended Mt. Hood Community College and received his associate degree in funeral directorship in 1992. David graduated in the top of his class, as the Vice President of Mt. Hood’s Rho Theta Honor Society and receiving the “Who’s Who” award. After graduating, David directed funerals at places like Caldwell’s and Wilhelm Funeral Home up until he moved in 1995. David had always known that he wanted to do something in the medical field because he was passionate about helping people get through tough times. He cherished the impact he was making, so much so that David kept handwritten thank-you cards from his time at the funeral service.

In 1991, David and Marcia gave birth to their daughter, Nicole. David's goofy and caring nature made him an amazing father and the ultimate dad joke master. He loved the classics, such as "Hi hungry, I'm dad!" to farting while golfing and blaming it on the ducks that were not there. David's laugh was contagious, and once he started, there was no stopping him. Jokes aside, David cared for his daughter above everything else. David would talk about his pride in her to anyone who would listen. Together, David and his daughter shared a love for thrift shopping, road trips, board games, and watching shows like Battlebots. David attended and supported Nicole, whom he often referred to as "Punkie" or "cute kid", in every moment of her life. David was there, supporting her through every event, big or small, from kindergarten graduation to walking her down the aisle. In 2018, David became father-in-law to Saige Kaye. In the following years, David and Saige would bond over their shared love of golf. David cared for and supported Saige as if he were his own son. 

One of David’s greatest qualities was prioritizing the wellbeing of his family. In 2016, Marcia developed liver cancer, and David made the sacrifice to move back in with Marcia to become her primary caretaker. He would help her through her darkest times, and their bond would grow even stronger later in life. They had a special kind of friendship, where Marcia would call David a "dumba**" and it would send him into uncontrollable laughter, or they would text each other "Marco" when they lost each other in the store. David made sure that Marcia was comfortable, loved and cared for during her sickness. This bond remained even after her passing in 2021. 

One of David's favorite places has always been the Oregon coast. David always dreamed of moving back there someday. David loved to talk about all things Oregon, followed all the Oregon news and Facebook groups he could find, and even convinced a fellow co-worker to move to Oregon. He loved the calm, laid-back, simple life of coastal towns and missed the delicious clam chowder. He always joked that he was going to create a food truck just for clam chowder because he could not find any in Utah that tasted as good. Although David made the tough decision to leave Oregon, it always had a special place in his heart. 

David came to Utah in hopes of making a better life for his family, and for the first six months, his family would stay in Oregon while David searched for a job. Eventually, he stumbled upon a company called Winder Dairy and, in 1996, was able to move his family out with him. After a year at Winder Dairy, he tried his hand at other jobs such as house cleaning and selling cars. Eventually, David ended up working for Winn Marion, whom he had been with for over 20 years. In 2022, David started searching for a career he was truly passionate about. David found peace of mind while driving, which led him to get his CDL License at the age of sixty-one. He spent his last year with Old Dominion, driving semi-trucks and seeing the Utah countryside. This renewed David's Interest in photography, where he would stop on his drives to take pictures of his favorite parts of nature. Even though he knew that there were plenty of pictures out there, David often talked about wanting to take pictures of the stars. He saw his own beauty in life, and all he wanted to do was share that with others. 

David was preceded in death by his parents, Jean and Vivan, and his ex-wife, Marcia Meher. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Nicole and Saige Kaye; sisters Lynn Ferguson, Barbara Moore, and Michelle Meher; brother Bruce Nesset; and grand-puppy Finn. 

The funeral service will be held at Cannon Mortuary in Cottonwood Heights, UT on Friday, August 25th at 11:00 AM. A public viewing from 10:00-10:45 AM, Friday will precede the funeral services. Burial will be at Crescent Cemetery in Sandy, UT following the service. 

The family would like to express a special thank you to all the support they have received since David’s sudden passing. David would have been so grateful to know that his daughter is being supported through this tough time and that there are so many people that care for him.

 

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