David Michael Gridley

September 21, 1980October 7, 2020

With deepest sorrow, we announce that David Michael Gridley, 40, left this life on October 7, 2020. He was born September 21, 1980 in Jerusalem, Israel, to Thomas Calvert Gridley and Carla Rae Brown Gridley. He lived in Salt Lake City.

David lit up the room and was the life of every gathering. He loved adventure, travel, games, sports, spending time with his family, making us laugh, and experiencing life fully. He spent much of his time on the slopes with his snowboard, both competitively and recreationally, and was known for his versatile athletic ability in a wide variety of sports and other activities. He had a knack for languages, spoke Mandarin fluently, and enjoyed surprising those he encountered from other countries with a phrase or two in their native tongue. He loved his children deeply and was intensely proud of them. His humor, energy, wit, intelligence, friendship, generosity, and boundless love will be sorely missed.

David is survived by his wife Kathy Mounarath Gridley, children Mika Louie and Kaison Louie, mother Carla Weston, siblings Steven Gridley and Deborah Anthony, as well as many extended family members. A small graveside gathering will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 13, at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary in Salt Lake City.


  • Graveside Celebration

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020


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Fernando Carpenter

October 12, 2020

Being a Grand America Doorman I didn't need to work at the Marriott.
But I jumped at the opportunity to work with David.
Just to watch and learn from the legend.
Dave and Dustin made a beautiful ying yang of service and I'm so grateful that I was able to be part of it.
When I walk by the hotel now I can still see him coming around the corner laughing,
BLASTING everyone with his amazing energy.
He was so funny.
If life was a movie he was definitely the main character.
Guys wanted to be him and girls wanted to date him.
Truly a superior man.

Dave is the strongest person I know.
He put everything on his shoulders and carried the team.
Your yoke was always lighter than everyone else's.
I will always think of you when I need strength.

I thought you would always be there Dave.
Now if anything cool happens to me, who do I tell? Everything seems a little gray.
I love and miss you very much.

You worked so hard. You can rest with your dad in heaven now.
Say hi to mine for me!(^0^)/

Les Weston

October 12, 2020

I only had the honor of knowing David for a few, all too short years. But two things will always stand out in my memory.

When David made his appearance at family gatherings, it was like the Sun coming out. The level of energy would immediately shoot up - it was like a new day starting.

Finally, David's love for his kids was beyond compare. He lived to see his kids and there is nothing he wouldn't do for them. He beamed when ever he was with them. It was the perfect example of unconditional love.

David made the world a better place and he will be missed forever.

Josh Brimhall

October 12, 2020

I met Gridley through mutual friends and he was so easy to connect with. I had the pleasure to play softball with Gridley for many years. Our team The Usual Suspects had a lot of fun together. Gridley was 100% one of our top players and we would have never won our championship without him. My heart is broken knowing he is gone.

Ryan Toney

October 12, 2020

I can’t get a grasp in my head that your not here anymore. I reach out for my phone to text about some random thought and my stomach feels it. It’s empty it aches. I don’t have much to say but here it goes. We were instant friends. Felt like we always knew one another. We spent a lot of time talking about sports life relationships. I met you I think at a different time in your life. A transition point. I made no judgements or held no grudges. You did the same. We were always even. We still had so many things to talk about discuss argue laugh. I don’t know really how to let you go. I wish I knew how you were feeling. This is so hard. I’m so sorry for so many people that hurt right now even more than me. It took me forever to even begin to try and express my condolences to so many people who I do and I don’t know. I feel your pain so much with this horrible loss. Grid I will never forget you and I will always miss you my friend. Until I see you again. I love you.

Braydon Crowe

October 10, 2020

Dave was one of the first persons I met in Salt Lake City and he gave me my first job and got me on my feet. He was extremely smart, energetic, athletic, and humorous. I remember when we went snowboarding together I’d always have to call him halfway down the slope, and he’d be 3 miles ahead of me. Good times. Dave you will be loved and missed. I’m sorry I wasn’t there for you in these hard moments we all have on earth. Love you man


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