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David Eugene Prickett

May 12, 1943 — February 29, 2024

David Eugene Prickett, born on May 12, 1943, in Bethel, Ohio to Cecil Harmon and Nettie Francis Christie Prickett, passed away on February 29, 2024, in Tremonton, Utah. 

David attended Felicity Franklin High School and later pursued studies at Brigham Young University. He left the university to serve in the Army Signal Corp with deployments to Georgia, Germany, and Vietnam, David received an Army Commendation Medal for his dedicated service. He worked for many years in the canning industry, including roles at Heekin Can in Cincinnati Ohio and Ball Corporation in Denver Colorado, where he excelled in quality control management before retiring in 2010 after 45 years of service. Over the course of his life, David resided in Ohio, Colorado, and Utah.

After his military service he married Jeanne Marie Galliher and had 3 children. They later divorced. He met and married the love of his life Coral Lee Chase Prickett on November 23, 2001, and were later sealed in the Ogden, Utah Temple. After being raised with 6 siblings on the farm, the 5 bonus children Coral Lee brought with her, fit right into his idea of family. 

A devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, David dedicated two years to serving a mission in the Washington/Idaho/Oregon Area. He was always giving of his time, and he loved to serve. He would go to anyone in need, and always tried helping when he could. Even over the age of 60 he would go out and help "the old people". From roofing projects to ground keeping, to youth fund raisers; he would go to make sure neighbors and church members alike were taken care of.

Dave was raised on the family farm in Felicity, Ohio. His love for gardening and nature continued throughout his life. Even though he spent a 40-hour work week an hour from home with his corporate job, he spent every evening and weekend in his garden. He grew enough vegetables and fruit to not only feed the family over the years, but to have his own little famer’s market during the neighborhood yard sale weekends. When he moved to Colorado, he was sadly frustrated that the dirt wouldn’t cooperate, and he turned his obsession to tomatoes he grew out of trash cans and creating a jungle of house plants. 

Dave had many talents besides gardening. He used to make miniature table and chair sets out of tin soda cans then give them away as gifts. These were a hot commodity in the 80’s. If something broke; house, car or electronic, he learned how to fix it. He was the master of making things last. He loved birds and butterflies and would focus his efforts in his yard on bird feeders and flowers. He was an avid reader. He loved to learn about war and how people dealt with the various traumas and tribulations that came with wars which led him down the path to true crime in his retirement. He was known for bringing chocolates to people out of the blue just to show his appreciation for even the small things. He was always good at writing letters or sending cards. He didn’t let the age of technology change the way his handwritten pages and snail mail show how he cared. He loved all sports. He was always involved with the church youth group sports and made time to help his kids and grandkids learn whatever sport they were passionate about. 

His grandkids were truly his happy place.

He is preceded in death by his parents Cecil Harmon Prickett and Nettie Francis Christie Prickett; brothers James Prickett and Kenneth Prickett; sisters Mary Prickett, Edith Prickett, Catherine Curtis, his daughter Whitney Star Burnham Short; and the love of his life, his wife, Coral Lee Chase Prickett.

David is survived by his brother Walter Prickett; children Heather (Bryan) Millburn, Chelsea Prickett Nunez, Grant (Dawn) Prickett, Andrew Short, Jason (Kristin) Burnham, Jared (Jaime) Burnham, Courtney (Kevin) Miller, Rhiannon (Bart) Atkin; 25 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 8, 2024, at 1 P.M. at Rudd Funeral Home-Tremonton (111 N 100 E, Tremonton), with a viewing prior from 11 A.M-12:30 P.M. Interment will be held at Garland Cemetery. The services will be livestreamed and may be accessed below.

The family expresses gratitude to Tremonton 12th Ward for their compassionate service during this time.

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Friday, March 8, 2024

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Garland City Cemetery

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