David E Alires

10 March, 193616 February, 2021

Dave Alires, Age 84 passed away very peacefully at his home on February 16, 2021 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

David was born March 10, 1936 to Pablo and Maria Alires in San Cristóbal New Mexico. He married his wife And best friend Marcella Alires on July 2, 1983, and still held hands and called each other babe.

He is survived by his wife Marcella, one brother Roy (Arlene), five sons of the heart, Tim Sandoval, Art Sandoval,Tony Sandoval, Lawrence Sandoval,and Daniel Sandoval. There are seven grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and with nieces and nephews from a large extended family; with a special thank you to Eric and Rudy. He was preceded in death by 19 siblings, parents and one great granddaughter.

David leaves behind a legacy of Hardwork, kindness, compassion and his special smile and sense of humor!

We would like to send a special thanks to Caregiver Network for the love and care he got the last days of his life especially to Annelie.

Services will be held at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park on 3041 Highland Dr., Salt Lake City on February 24 at 2 PM. Streaming will be available. Visitors can call one hour prior to service. Interment immediately following the service at Wasatch Lawn.

In lieu of flowers send donations to the Alzheimer’s Association


  • Pablo and Maria Alires, Parents (deceased)
  • Marcella Alires, Wife and Best Friend
  • Tim Sandoval, Son
  • Art Sandoval, Son
  • Tony Sandoval, Son
  • Lawrence Sandoval, Son
  • Daniel Sandoval, Son
  • David leaves behind seven grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and many other beloved family members and friends.

  • Eric Martinez, Pallbearer
  • Art Sandoval, Pallbearer
  • Tim Weber, Pallbearer
  • Amelio Alires, Pallbearer
  • Charles Alires, Pallbearer
  • Joe Sandoval, Pallbearer
  • Lawrence Sandoval, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tony Sandoval, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Noah Hillaker, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Roy Alires, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Viewing Prior to Funeral Service

    Wednesday, 24 February , 2021

  • Funeral Services

    Wednesday, 24 February , 2021



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Felicia Sandoval

22 February 2021

David, we will all miss you and your wicked sense of humor. You were always a ray of sunshine, kind word, or just a sweet voice. Thank you for all the wonderful years you gave to the ones you loved. We know that your finally at peace and have no more pain. My deepest condolences to the Sandoval and Alires Family. He will be greatly missed and thought of often!

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