David Richey Mann, age 44, of Orem, passed away Friday morning at his home with his family after a short, courageous battle with stomach cancer.

He was born July 20, 1954, in Ogden, Utah, to Paul and Alice Mann. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving a mission in Indiana. He married Nancy Haws in the Los Angeles LDS Temple, August 5, 1977.David was often involved in activities that included their children. His interests included all sports, ranging from baseball and softball to wrestling, football, basketball and roller hockey. He also enjoyed coaching and officiating. He enjoyed taking his older children hunting, and generally doing anything outdoors. He was a good husband and father, and always loved to see his children succeed.

He served faithfully in many church callings, but is most remembered for his tremendous talent as a teacher. Whether in sports or in the holy scriptures, David was able to help students learn and improve. He always wanted them to reach their potential as children of a loving Heavenly Father.

He also loved music, and participated in singing groups throughout his life.

His ability to make everyone around him feel comfortable, accepted and important will be greatly missed. His nieces and nephews loved to be near him, as he was always able to make them smile.

David is survived by his wife, Nancy, of Orem; their eight children, Jennifer, Melinda, Chris, Anthony, Brandon, Corey, Skyler and Kayla; sisters, Paula (David) Williams, Provo; Rhonda (Roger) Jeppsen, Lindon; and Marie (Paul) Neubert, Groton, Massachusetts; brothers, Howard (Nancy), Pocatello, Idaho; and Tyler (Twilla), Independence, Missouri; and his parents, of Orem.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 1, at 1 p.m. at the Orem Stake Center, 80 South 280 East, Orem. Friends may call Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem, and Tuesday from 11:45 am-12:45 p.m. at the church prior to the services. Burial will be in the Orem City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the David R. Mann trust fund for his children at First Security Bank (34202141).

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