In Memory

David Hunt

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12/03/11 08:18 PM #1    

Garth Westover

David Charles Hunt


1943 –– 2011 David C. Hunt left this life on 29 November 2011 after a short fight from lung cancer. He was born 18 September 1943 in Shreveport LA to DC Hunt and Martha E Jobe, the fifth of seven children. The family later moved to Ogden UT where he graduated from Ogden High School in 1961. On 20 August 1962 he enlisted in the Air Force and made it a career for almost 24 years, retiring 31 July 1986. His career encompassed approximately 16 different overseas and stateside assignments to include a tour in Viet Nam. He met his first wife, Barbara Lindsay, at his first duty station of Dow AFB, Maine; had 2 daughters, but it ended in divorce after 16 years. He later met the love of his life, Rena R. Roy, while both were stationed at Clark AB in the Philippines. They were married 29 May 1983 and remained so for over 28 years. After his AF retirement he briefly worked for Litton Systems in Salt Lake City as an Electronics Technician. He enjoyed the work but wanted a position where he could be on day shift so he applied for and was hired as an Electronics Technician by Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Defense Depot Ogden (DDO). When DDO was closed, his work transferred to DLA, Defense Depot Hill where he remained a loyal employee until his passing and again just short of 24 years. His two main hobbies were working/playing on his computer and target shooting and reloading. He was often found most every Friday at the Wasatch Shooters Range in Fruit Heights where he was testing his reloads looking for the perfect load for each weapon. His time spent on the computer was spent researching all manner of issues and current events, playing occasional computer games, and ensuring all computer applications had the latest updates. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, brother Frank Hunt, and sister Ann Larson. He leaves behind his wife; daughters Michelle King of Pineville LA, and Heather Gibson (Jason), of Roy UT; sisters Lona Head, Fern Caldwell, Juanita Hunt, and brother Richard Hunt; and 3 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. His wife wishes to thank Dr. Stinnett and his staff at the Layton Utah Cancer Specialist for their care and attention over the years for a non-cancer related issue and then the subsequent cancer diagnosis. Also wish to thank the Vista Care Hospice staff for their concern and attention to his needs during his fight. A memorial service to celebrate and honor his life will be held at the LDS Church on 628 So. Angel Street in West Layton on Thursday, Dec. 8th from 6 PM –– 8 PM. Please consider making a donation to a Cancer or Military Veteran charity of your choice in lieu of flowers. On-line condolences/guest book at



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