Dave passed away at home unexpectedly on January 7, 2023. He had struggled with severe depression and anxiety during the latter part of his life. Those who loved Dave are deeply saddened by his passing, although, it does bring some comfort to know that he is no longer suffering. We are sure that he is delighting in the fact that he is now reunited with his beloved grandparents, brother, and many other loved ones who preceded him in death.
David Lee Price was born on February 9th, 1974, to Janice Coleman and Don Mitchell in Bountiful, Utah. Dave’s parents separated shortly after his birth, and both remarried. Janice married Jim Price and together they had a daughter. Jim later adopted both David, and his older sister, and raised them as his own.
From the moment Dave was born, he was a firecracker. He was so full of life and personality. David loved to tell stories, and he had many stories to tell. He was able to make everyone around him laugh and smile, he had such a magnetic personality that attracted many lifelong friends.
As much as Dave loved a good time, he was also very independent and responsible. He would work two or three jobs at one time to be able to support himself and his family. He did whatever he needed to do to make ends meet. David prided himself on his ability to make a strict budget and stick to it, a skill his grandmother Jeanne passed onto him.
In 2003, David married Carrie Hess. Together they brought the most beautiful blue-eyed baby girl into this world. Carlee was the light of David’s life. Dave was the most amazing father, and it was so special to witness the instant bond that he formed with her. Carlee awoke such a sensitive, caring, and nurturing side of Dave. Dave loved his daughter more than anything in this life. She was his world. We know that Carlee will have her father’s spirit protecting, and guiding her throughout her life.
Dave was a diehard fan of the Denver Broncos, and the Utah Jazz. He would frequently attend Jazz games with Don and his two younger brothers. They had the best times going to those games together, and they would scream their heads off and lose their voices, as true fans do. At one game they went to, Karl Malone knocked out Jason Terry. On the drive home, Dave had heard that Jason Terry was at the hospital in Bountiful. He stopped at the hospital to try to get a chance to meet him. Dave never was able to get into that room, but he sure did try! That’s just the kind of person he was. He was always up for spontaneous adventures.
Dave had a love of fishing. He would go every chance that he got. When he was younger he would go fishing at Pineview with his mother and his stepfather Jay, along with his siblings. He especially loved to go fishing with his cousin BJ. David’s dad Jimmy, and his stepmother Carol, would always take the kids boating up at Pineview during the summer. David was very fond of these memories.
One thing that most people might not know about Dave is that he absolutely loved the show, Days of Our Lives. He made sure that he would never miss a single episode by recording each one on a video cassette tape. He would come home from work each day, like clockwork, and watch his favorite show.
David will surely be deeply missed by all of those who loved him and knew him. He is survived by: Carlee Price (daughter); Janice (Jay) Coleman [mother/stepfather]; Jimmy (Carol) Price [father/stepmother]; Jennifer Smith [sister]; Mistie (Danny) Ocana [sister]; Curtis (Tori) Mitchell [brother]; Kami Roberts [stepsister]; Annie Harrison [stepsister]; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Dave is preceded in death by: Jeanne (Bob) Van Velkinburgh [grandparents]; LeRoy (Lenora) Mitchell [grandparents]; Arlene Price (Jaques) [grandmother]; Don Mitchell [father]; Larry Mitchell [brother]; and BJ Flint [cousin/brother].
A viewing will be held at Russon Mortuary (1585 W 300 S Syracuse, Utah. 84075) on Saturday January 14, 2023 at 2 PM.
Family is requesting that no flowers be sent; however, plants are welcomed.