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David Nosay Phelps, 66, husband, father, grandfather and friend to people everywhere, passed away on August 12, 1995, in Fruit Heights, Utah, following a courageous and valiant battle with cancer.

He was born February 24, 1929, in San Francisco, California, to Edmund and Mary Harvey Phelps. He married Tamara Jensen May 27, 1955, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.They have five children: David N. (Mary) of Hong Kong, Debra Lynn (David) Phipps of Folsom, Calif., Daniel J. (Nicki) of Fruit Heights, Utah, Michael H. (Aliete) of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Barry C. (LeAnn) of Fruit Heights, Utah.

He is survived by his wife, children, 20 grandchildren, father, brother John H. (Sherry) Phelps, and sister Esther Parks.

As an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, David served in many capacities while he and his family lived both in Utah and several "mission field" locations throughout the United States. He also served a full-time mission in England from 1949-52. He is most well known for his remarkable abilities to teach the gospel, perform missionary work, and was a highly regarded public speaker, both in church and professional settings. Through all of these activities, he has blessed the lives of countless people. His influence will yet be deeply felt, even in his absence of mortality.

He served his country as a merchant marine and as a member of the United States Marine Corps. In his early professional life, he was a public school teacher at the elementary, secondary and college levels. After leaving his teaching career, he used his tremendous talents and abilities to build a national sales organization. As an executive with a national insurance company, he set a new standard of excellence and achievement for those with whom he worked across the United States. He was recognized by his company peers as one who experienced great success whether in the boardroom or on the street.

The courage and determination shown during his illness was characteristic of his zest for life. For the last several years, he enjoyed a passion for hiking in the mountains. He also enjoyed endurance walking, where he took first place in a competition by walking 32 miles along the American River in Sacramento, California. He also spent countless hours walking the challenging and beautiful hills of his native San Francisco, including participation in the Bay to Breakers marathon. This marathon, as well as a 20-mile hike to the top of Mt. Timpanogos and back, were accomplished while in the middle of cancer treatment.

The family would like to sincerely thank the staffs of the Pain Center at the University of Utah Medical Center, and Valley Home Medical for the tender care provided to our husband and father. Special thanks to Sue, Robin, Anna Beth, and the many friends and relatives who rendered such wonderful support.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 16, 1995, at 11 a.m. at the Fruit Heights 2nd Ward Chapel, 901 South Mountain Road in Fruit Heights. Friends and relatives may call and Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary, 400 North Main Street, Kaysville, from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 1995, and Wednesday at the Fruit Heights 2nd Ward Cahpel from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral services. Interment, Kaysville City Cemetery, 500 East Crestwood Road, Kaysville, Utah.

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