David Darwin Geddes, age 68, passed away April 3, 1991 in Sandy, Utah after a courageous struggle with cancer.
Born May 17, 1922 in Haines, Oregon, a son of Archibald Waldo and Lula Geddes. He married Marise Alder Whitworth on April 17, 1946 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He served 12 years as Chairman and Professor of Health Sciences at BYU. He held professional positions at the California College of Medicine. He served as an advisor to the Ministry of Education of Iran. He was Dean of the College of Science and Arts at Michigan Technological University and served 14 years as Provost/VP for Academic Affairs at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. He was active in the LDS Church, serving as a Bishop, Bishop's counselor, High Councilor, and in other varied callings throughout his life. He loved music and spent many years conducting ward and stake choirs. He served in World War II as an Army paratrooper spending time in the Phillipines, Luzon and Manila.Survived by his wife, Marise; one daughter Lee Anne Geddes Hartman, Sandy; a son David G. Geddes, Tilden Texas; and two grandchildren, Christopher and Eric Hartman; two sisters, Helene Marquez, Encinitas, California; and Darlyn Strawn, Wilsonville, Oregon. Four brothers have preceded him in death.
Funeral Services Saturday, April 6, 1991, 1 p.m., in the Granite 16th Ward Chapel, 2126 Gyrfalcon Drive (10000 South), Sandy. Friends may call Friday 7-9 p.m. at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State, and at the ward Saturday one hour prior to services. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens.
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