David Glen Blake, 82, a resident of Veterans home in Ivins, Utah, passed away January 31, 2019. David has resided in Littlefield, Arizona adjacent to Mesquite, Nevada, for the past fourteen years. David was the first born child on May 27, 1936 thirty minutes prior to his twin sister Dianne Evelyn Blake Croft to David W. Blake and Evelyn Pearl Brunet in Santa Monica, California.
David grew up in the Hawthorne, Lawndale area of Southern California. He graduated from Leuzinger High school top of his class. He then attended Brigham Young University receiving straight A’s, prior to his enlisting in the Navy and served from 1955 to 1959. After the navy he pursued a career in the construction business becoming an expert drywall finisher. He traveled many places in the U.S. and foreign lands applying his skills. David spent most of his free time hiking, studying astronomy, photography, portrait painting and was amazing at remembering people’s names. One of his biggest dreams he had was to build a saucer shaped house, on his property in Scenic, Arizona that would be an observatory.
From the time David was a young man he was always helping people in need. He spent many years as a counselor at Alcoholics Anonymous. David always had a tender heart for people with special needs. He spent many years taking care of his ex-wife until she passed. For the last several years he has spent a lot of time helping others whom he met at the senior center in Mesquite Nevada. David is remembered for his contagious smile and jovial personality.
David is preceded in death by his parents and his younger brother Wesley Allan Blake (Milena). His surviving twin sister Dianne Blake Croft (Garth Croft) resides in St. George Utah.
The family wishes to thank Dixie Regional Hospital Wound clinic and Vascular department for their efforts, they tried their best to get David mobile. Also for the care and concern of those that assisted David in the Veterans Home in Ivins, Utah. Also Zions Hospice during David’s last few days.
A short memorial service will be held at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff, St. George, for family and friends on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 2pm. After which there will be a military graveside service at Tonaquint Cemetery at 3pm.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign David’s online guestbook at www.spilsburymortuary.com or online at The Spectrum.