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Mollie Payne

David Emer Payne

March 29, 1944 - June 12, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of David Emer Payne. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan gatherings, we will post invites. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

David Emer Payne, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on June 12, 2020 after a prolonged and valiant battle with cancer. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, March 29, 1944 to John W and Sara Harris Payne and spent a happy childhood in Provo, Utah.  He graduated from BY High School and then attended Brigham Young University where he earned a B.S. in sociology. He served faithfully as a missionary for The Church of...  see more
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  • Adam C Anderson
    The first time I met David was over the phone when I asked him if I could marry his only daughter. At the time, I had no idea what I was asking. He went silent; I knew he had his doubts about a kid from Las Vegas, where Wayne Newton was from. But then...  more
  • Sara Anderson
    Rab Anderson (Grandson):
    I remember when Grandpa killed a snake that we found in the wood pile. Jack saw it first, he picked up a piece of wood and there was a snake laying there. Everyone came and Grandpa brought a shovel and he started to kill the...  more
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  • Jack Anderson
    I loved it when Grandpa told us stories of his past. My favorite stories were when he took out his box of trinkets and his swords and explained how he got all of them. I particularly remember when he told us a story about the swords and let us draw them...  more
  • mark anderson
    One of my favorite memories of grandpa was the second to last time I visited his house. There was a special event going on at SHSU. There was a motivational speaker who was talking about his football career and there was a luncheon to follow. He knew...  more
  • Abigail Anderson
    Some of my earliest memories of Grandpa are listening to him tell scripture stories--for some reason I specifically remember him telling me about Daniel and the Lion’s den and telling Adam, Mark, Harrison, and me the story of Dennis Harris so we would...  more
  • Michaelanne  Dobraski
    He will be dearly missed by my family. Such a kind human being. I always enjoyed his monthly visits to my office on campus, just to say hi and see how I was doing.