David Carl Wager 1954-2022
David Carl Wager, 67 of Afton, Wyoming, passed away peacefully on Monday April 4, 2022. He was born November 12, 1954 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Fred Augustus Wager Jr. and Gloria Bridges. He was raised primarily in Ogden, Utah. His family moved to Poughkeepsie, New York with his dad‘s job transfer. They moved back to Ogden after a few years there, moving near the mouth of Ogden Canyon.
Growing up, Dave’s favorite places were at the ranch in East Canyon, Utah and fishing/camping in Western Wyoming with his extended family. His grandfather taught him to fish at the age of 5 and by the time he was 6 he was fishing on his own. He loved floating the Ogden River and fished every chance he could get.
Dave met his best friend, Julie Allred at age 14. They married in 1973 and were sealed as an eternal family in 1974 in the Ogden temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They moved their family from Ogden to Pocatello, Idaho for employment, but eventually moved back to Utah, settling in West Jordan. The Wager family could often be found camping, fishing, exploring National Parks, reading books and having Dutch oven cook-offs. The thing we will miss most is camping & fishing with him on the Greys River.
A lifelong scouter, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, attended Wood Badge, was a member of the Order of the Arrow, was awarded the Silver Beaver, mentored youth as a JLT leader and served in many scouting positions. His favorite scouting experiences included being a scoutmaster at Silver Moccasin and as President of the Silver Beaver Association in the Great Salt Lake Council Boy Scouts of America.
Mom & Dad achieved their lifelong dream of moving to Afton, Wyoming in 2021 and are in the process of building a log cabin, within 1 hour of his favorite fishing spot. A member of the Grover, Wyoming Ward, a memorial will be held at noon on Saturday April 9, 2022. Grover Ward Chapel at 1156 State Hwy 237. A viewing will be Saturday from 11-11:45 am. Interment at the Afton City Cemetery.
Dad is preceded in death by his parents, Fred & Gloria, father & mother-in-law Claire & Dorothy Allred, sister-in-law, DeLayne Mifflin and four brothers-in-law, Sid Cottam, Stan Erickson, Aaron Allred and Hoyt Allred. He is survived by his wife Julie, his children Angeleen, Robert (Catherine), Hillary (Matthew), six grandchildren, brother Richard (Sheyla), sisters Ellen & Janet and numerous extended family.
A wake will be held in his honor on Saturday April 30, 2022 from 1-3 pm at the Copper Hills Stake Center (5176 W Parr Drive) in West Jordan. All family and friends are welcome to come share in the celebration of Dave’s life.
The family expresses their thanks to the many who have helped support and offered care, love and friendship.
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