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Valley View Memorial Park and Funeral Home

4335 West 4100 South, West Valley City, UT

OBITUARY

David J Raisor

June 10, 1952September 13, 2020

David J Raisor died holding his sweetheart’s hand on September 13, 2020 after a valiant 8 year battle with Lewy Body Disease and Parkinson’s. He was 68 years old.

Dave was born on June 10, 1952 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Jay and Nedra Payne Raisor. He is the oldest of their six children, JoAnn (deceased) (Bob) Lang, Susan Young, Julie (Mike) Beagley, Dan (Heather) Raisor, Carolyn (Todd) Richards, and while he was always protective of his siblings, he loved to tease them the way older brothers often do. Later, two younger siblings were added to his family, Rachael (Travis) Walker, Seth (Angie) Raisor.

After high school Dave attended Brigham Young University where he met the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. It was love at first sight and the two have been inseparable for nearly 50 years. Dave married Dianne Elizabeth Lambson on June 15, 1973 and they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on March 21, 1975. Dave and Dianne were blessed with 7 beautiful children and their wonderful spouses, Dawn (Dan) Ramsey, Cami (Ryan) Greer, Cory (Crystal) Raisor, Jeff (Trynda) Raisor, Bryan (Krystal) Raisor, Laura Romero, and Cheryl (Mike) Evans. They have 26 grandchildren and their first great grandchild, all of whom they love more than anything. After Laura died in 2013, Dave and Dianne obtained custody of her two children and have loved and raised them as their own ever since.

Dave was a proud Eagle Scout who spent many years as a leader and mentor to the boys in his troops. He also served as a Chaplain for the Salt Lake City Police Department and as a missionary with his wife at the women’s correctional facility as part of the Salt Lake Inner City Mission. He spent his 42 year career working at Henderson Wheel and Warehouse where he served as General Sales Manager for many years. He loved coaching his kids in soccer and spending countless hours cheering for his grandchildren as they competed in swim meets, football, baseball and soccer games.

Above all else, Dave has always been a true disciple of Jesus Christ. He loved the gospel and held many leadership callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was the world’s most faithful Friends of Scouting volunteer, but the calling he enjoyed most was serving as Bishop of his beloved Lake Ridge 9th Ward. As disease was taking away his capacity, he rejoiced knowing once he was freed from his body he would once again be able to get to work serving his Savior, Jesus Christ.

A public viewing will be held on Wednesday September 16, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7825 W Sharon Drive, Magna UT. Funeral services will be held at the same location on Thursday September 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM with a viewing that morning from 9:30 – 10:30 AM. Guests are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing. Interment following funeral services will be at Valley View Memorial Park, 4400 West 4100 South, West Valley City, UT. Funeral services will also be broadcast live via Valley View Funeral Home and Memorial Park Facebook page.

Services

  • Public Viewing

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • Viewing

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

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Alan & Pattie Despain

September 17, 2020

Dianne & Family, We were so sorry to hear of Dave's passing.

Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers

Alan & Pattie Despain

Alise Linder Peterson

September 17, 2020

Just after Laura passed, I ran into Dave and asked how he was doing. He replied, “I am so blessed.” I have always remembered that moment. It was amazing that feeling blessed was the first thing that he thought of during such a hard time.
David Raisor is one of the most impressive human beings that I have ever met. And I am blessed to have loved and have been loved by him.
Prayers, condolences and love,
Alise Linder Peterson

Ralph Dabling

September 17, 2020

I spent many many years working with Dave while he was at Henderson Wheel. Dave was one of few that, if he said he would do something, he would do it. He truly was a man of his word. Mary Jo and I enjoyed many Christmas parties with Dave and Dianne and solved all of the worlds problems while eating at his favorite place, Little America. With Dave’s passing, the world has lost one of the best, but Heaven has gained one of it’s most valiant sons. Dave, you will be missed by all that knew you. Mary Jo and I send our deepest sympathy tp your beloved family.

Ralph Dabling

Stan and Vicky Petty

September 16, 2020

T o the Dave Raisor Family:

We are sad at the passing of Dave. We have many good memories of the Raisor family as we all participated together in gospel centered activities over many years. And, we have appreciated the the friendships we have had with the Raisor family also since those early days in the Pleasant Green 4th Ward. Dave has lived an exemplary life for the benefit of his family and others and deserves our love and respect.

May the Lord bless and keep each of you always. And, may His most choice blessings be with each of you.

We express our love for all the Raisor Family. Our prayers will be with you all.

Our love,

Stan and Vicky Petty

Candice Simpkins

September 15, 2020

The moment I found out my heart shattered. I can't put into words how wonderful Mr Raisor was. When my family moved into Sharon Cir I had known the Musical Raisor kids. I grew up with Bryan in elementary school. When we would all play kick the can and I would demand Laura to sing to me all of the time. Mr Raisor (I can't call him David) was one of the most genuine, kind, living, non judgemental, true meaning of Christan people I've ever known. He worked so hard for his family, he was always supporting. When I wanted my daughter blessed by my grandpa before he died, My Raisor dropped everything to help. He came to my parents home and made a dream come true. That was the last time I saw my grandpa alive, he lived long enough for that moment. When my dad died, guess who was there helping? Yes, Mr. Raisor. I feel like I lost a very important part of my village. But I know he's in heaven with Laura and they are singing and helping the Lord. I'm so sorry to Diane and the kids.

Clyde and Norma Hendrickson

September 15, 2020

Dianne, You and Dave will always be cherished members of our Hunter 12th Ward family. You have always served with love and unwearyingness. We love you and offer our sincere sympathy at this temporary parting.

Holly Hartzell

September 15, 2020

Dear Dianne and Raisor family, what a beautiful tribute written for your wonderful husband and father. Dave truly was the nicest man. A fine gentleman. All our love and support today and always. Dean Holly Hannah and Nicholas

Karen Hunter

September 14, 2020

I was so privileged to serve with Bishop Raisor and learn many lessons that had an impact on my life and guided me through that time.
He knew how to shepherd his flock but never lost sight of wandering sheep. He personally stopped by and gathered our teenagers, or spoke to them to make sure they knew they were important to him. He often went out of his way to let them know he cared.
We were so blessed to know him and benefit from his soft spoken words and powerful actions. We will always remember him as the great man he was.

Larry and Becky Topham

September 14, 2020

We are sorryDianne, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lisa Winston

September 14, 2020

I am sorry for the loss of such a great man! May time and peace heal your pain. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you!

FROM THE FAMILY

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