John Daryl Flamm, age 69, of Farmington, Utah passed away on August 26, 2023, due to complications after receiving a bone marrow transplant.
Daryl was born to Russel Rigby and Velma Ann Flamm in Rexburg, Idaho, on December 14, 1953. He and Denise have five children, Russell, Brent, Carrie, Jason and Curtis.
He was raised in Rexburg where he actively engaged in life creating memories and making lifelong friends. He enjoyed numerous hunting trips with his father. He played a variety of sports in his youth including, football, soccer and his favorite, baseball. His love of cars began at an early age leading to a job moving sprinkler pipes in order to buy his first car, a 66 Pontiac Lemans. He also started the highschool’s first automotive club. Daryl graduated from Madison High School in 1972, and shortly after served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Hong Kong.
Daryl met Denise, the first and only woman that checked all the boxes on his list of prerequisites. They were married July 9, 1976, in the Logan, Utah Temple. Daryl joined his brother, Jim, in running the Flamm Furniture store in Rexburg. After ten years he wanted a career change leading him to pursue a Bachelor of Communications. While attending Utah State University, they bought a Heaven’s Best carpet cleaning franchise to run while putting himself through school. Upon graduating, the corporate office of Heaven’s Best hired him to train all the franchise owners. An unexpected career change came in 1991 when he became a purchasing agent at Rick’s College. Eventually transferring to a position in Salt Lake City and moved the family to Farmington, Utah. He worked there for the final 25 years of his career before retiring in 2017.
Upon retirement Daryl and Denise enjoyed traveling to visit their children and grandchildren throughout the United States. In 2018 they, along with their son Curtis, served a mission at the Cove Fort Historic Site. He loved many aspects of serving side by side with Denise and Curtis, including grounds maintenance, giving tours of the Fort, and sharing the historical stories to the visitors.
Most of all he loved serving others in many ways. He especially found joy in helping family and friends with car maintenance and repairs. He dreamed of starting a charity to help single mothers find reliable transportation as a way to improve their lives.
Daryl was an amazing father and grandfather. He was known to tease the kids about his exotic pets, mainly his pet rhinoceros that mysteriously could never be found. His family often gathered on Sunday nights to visit, play games and make memories around the dining room table.
He is survived by his wife Denise, his children, their spouses and grandchildren; Russell and Tamara Flamm, their children Morgan, Eryn, Addison, and Emma. Brent and Krystal Flamm their children Brooke, Corydon, Kendra, and Lincoln. Carrie and Brad Beckman their children Andrew and Avery. Jason Flamm and Curtis Flamm. His siblings; Jim Flamm, Ruth Eichmeier and Phyllis Jeppesen.
He is preceded in death by his parents Russel and Ann Flamm and his sister Maxine Leonard.
We are grateful to the doctors and staff at Huntsman Cancer Institute for their excellent care and kindness to both Daryl and his family.
Friends and Family are welcome to attend Daryl’s visitation Wednesday, August 30, 6:30-8:00 PM in Farmington Utah at the Compton Bench Chapel - 850 N 300 W Farmington, Utah 84025
Memorial Services will be held Thursday, August 31, 2023, at 11 AM in the same location. A brief visitation will be held prior to the services from 9:30-10:30. Interment will be held at the Farmington City Cemetery.
For those who cannot attend, the ward will be streaming the memorial services live on YouTube using the following link https://www.youtube.com/