1957 ~ 2003
Passed away in his sleep Sunday, June 8, 2003 in Duluth Minnesota as a result of a stroke.
David was born in Provo, Utah April 17, 1957 to Ilyn David and Janet Kenner Garrick.
As a youth David showed quiet, serious, conscientious character. He had a unique love of learning. He achieved in sports, schooling, and scouting where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. David was musically talented. He enjoyed playing the saxophone, and played exceptionally well. David attended Maesar Elementary School, Farrer Junior High, and graduated from Provo High School with honors. David received the Spencer W. Kimball Scholarship to Brigham Young University. He graduated with Honors from Brigham Young University in Chemistry. David served a mission to the Munich Germany Mission. He then attended the University of Utah Medical School where he graduated as an M.D. After Medical School, David completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. In 1989 David entered into the United States Air Force as a surgeon and earned the rank of Major. David served in the Air Force diligently including operation Desert Storm/Shield. David settled for nothing less than perfection in everything he attempted.
David was a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon for Intermountain Health Care and was very dedicated to his work and his patients. Even after moving back to Salt Lake City, Utah to begin his practice as an Orthopedic Surgeon at Rocky Mountain Orthopedics, David always maintained a residence in Duluth Minnesota. During his surgical residency in Rochester Minnesota, David came to love the Great Lakes and the shipping industry. This love would eventually lead him to purchase a tugboat and become a certified maritime captain on the Great Lakes.
David was married to Cheryl Stoddard and later divorced. David loved animals and especially his dogs Shannon and Casey. They were his pride and joy. David had a deep love for his Mother and Father, siblings and friends. David loved antique clocks and spending time in Europe. David loved the mountains, hiking, jeeping and camping. David enjoyed hunting with his Father and Brothers and friends. David loved spending time working on his tugboat and had dreams of cruising the Great Lakes with his friends of the Two Harbors area.
David is survived by his father Ilyn David Garrick (Nancy) of Orem; brother Richard Garrick (Amy) of Woodland Hills; sisters, Cathy Tooke-Miller (Mikol) of Spanish Fork; Lisa Holladay (Gordon) of Holladay; Gina Cox (Dana) of American Fork; Michelle Kaufusi (Steve) of Provo and 19 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his Mother, Janet Garrick, Grandparents, Glenn and Martha Kenner, Morrison Garrick, Brother Craig Kenner Garrick, and nephew Daniel Jesse Holladay.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday June 14, 2003, 11:00 a.m., at the Sandy City Cemetery, 9000 South 700 East. Friends may call on Friday evening June 13, 2003, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East.