David Brent Dickson, 42, passed away on June 24, 2022 due to complications following surgery to remove a brain tumor.
David was born and raised in Ogden, Utah. He was the 12th of 13 children of Neil and Elizabeth Dickson. David was an Ogden boy through and through. His childhood was spent playing in the foothills of Mount Ogden. He attended Ogden Public Schools and graduated from Ogden High School in 1998. After high school he served in the Germany, Frankfurt mission from 1999-2001. He graduated from Weber State University with a bachelor degree in Technical Sales.
In 2002, David married Antoinette Jensen. They had two beautiful children together, Jake and Gracie, whom he treasures. They divorced in 2011, and Jake and Gracie live with their mother in Phoenix, AZ. In 2012, David joined his family with Holly Evans Blaylock and welcomed Parker, Joshua, Ethan, and Grace into his home and heart. Abby and Luke followed soon after. The marriage ended in 2019. Dave played a pivotal role in his children’s lives and has been caring for them as a full time, single father in Idaho Falls, ID. David’s abundance of joy, laughter, and love, was more than enough to share among his eight children. They were his life, and he is an incredible dad.
David was charismatic, funny, and infectiously optimistic. He had the best dimples and never stopped smiling (truly never). He was a people person and had many friends and associates in Idaho Falls and Ogden. As one of eight boys in a family of outdoorsmen, Dave grew to love hunting, fishing, and camping with his dad and brothers. He was an entrepreneur and always had exciting and big ideas. He was creative, passionate, and desired to make his mark on the world. No matter the activity; early morning basketball, riding motorcycles, wings night, and more, he wanted to be a part of the fun because he loved to socialize. He worked in the home mortgage industry at Zions Bank in Idaho Falls. He was a faith-filled member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
The last several years of Dave’s life were difficult, but he remained positive and never gave up fighting for what he knew was right. His brain tumor diagnosis was shocking to all but he faced this challenge with faith and hope. Shortly before his surgery he posted the following on Facebook: “Walking my own ‘Hero's Journey’ has left me broken, battered, bloodied, and bruised…but I wouldn’t have it any other way. The journey ahead has some uncertainty, but the Hero doesn’t stop, especially with little ones following the path…To everyone who has supported us, I’m so thankful for you. You have blessed and strengthened me more than I could ever tell you.”
Dave will be greatly missed! He is survived by his children, Jacob and Gracie Dickson of Phoenix, AZ, Parker, Joshua, Ethan, and Grace Blaylock-Dickson, Abigail and Luke Dickson of Idaho Falls, ID; his mom Elizabeth Dickson, and siblings Gary (Ann), Mike (Jenni), Julie Rae, Roger (Jen), Denise Jacobson (Steve), LeeAnn Nielson (Jeff), Darrell (Sarah), Russell (Christie),Tamara Nickerson (Charlie), Susie Layton (Bryan), Bruce (Melinda), and Darin (Valerie); many nieces and nephews who adored “Uncle Dave”; Kelly and Josh Bradshaw, and the Evans family. He was preceded in death by his father Neil Dickson, and we are certain they are joyfully reunited. Dave, you made your mark on each one of us and we are better people to have had you in our lives. We love you!
A viewing will be held Sunday, June 26th from 5pm-7pm at Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT. The funeral will be held Monday, June 27th from 10am-11am with a viewing prior from 9am-9:45am at the Weber Heights Stake Center, 1401 Country HIlls Drive in Ogden. Interment will be in the South Morgan Cemetery in Morgan, Utah
The funeral will also be livestreamed on Dave’s obituary page at www.myers-mortuary.com To watch scroll to the bottom of obituary page, the livestream will remain on the website indefinitely.