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David Charles Rasmussen

1957 - 2003


"A Masterful Compassionate Musician"


BOUNTIFUL -David Charles Rasmussen, age 45, passed away Monday, June 30, 2003 in Boston, Mass. from Diabetes Mellitus.


  He was born July 13, 1957 in Suffern, New York the son of Charles Ned and Chloe Judd Rasmussen. He resided in Park Ridge, New Jersey then moved to Phoenix, Arizona. In June 1960 he moved to Bountiful, Utah where he attended Tolman Elementary, Bountiful Junior High and graduated from Viewmont High School with high honors. He attended Brigham Young University, University of Utah, Denver University and University of Washington. His music career started as a young child. He accompanied soloists and choirs all over the United States. He played professionally and non-professionally his entire life. David was a masterful pianist and organist. He talked to people through his music. He played the piano as an expression of who he was and the beautiful feelings he had towards humanity. Music was his life and his passion. It was the language that he spoke. The piano and organ were his expertise. He also played all of the woodwind instruments.


  David's mind was that of a genius. He always had a huge 1000 page book in hand. His mind was constantly seeking knowledge. He was a true academician. David honed his computer skills as a Financial Systems Analyst at the Law Firm of Perkins and Coie for nine years in the city of Seattle, Washington. With his marketable skills he furthered his career in Boston, Mass. where he was with three major law firms updating their Financial Systems. David was a warm and compassionate person. He had friends all over the world. He had a magnetic personality that literally drew people to him. He was always fun and had a wonderful sense of adventure. His latest adventure was to become a builder of pipe organs and travel the world installing them. David's musical ability was magical. May his music live on in the hearts and souls of all who were privileged enough to know him and felt of his great spirit.


  On top of his many talents and attributes was the talent of compassion and sensitivity towards friends and family. Thanks to Tim Shafer for being his best friend.


  David was loved and respected by all who knew him and worked with him. His quick wit and happy countenance were a delight to everyone. He will be sorely missed by people from all walks of life in this nation from coast to coast. David was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He presided as an officer in each of the Quorums and served in many other capacities.


  David is survived by his father, Charles N. Rasmussen; his mother, Chloe Judd Rasmussen; brother, John Judd Rasmussen, Sandy, UT; sisters, Rebecca R. Twitchell (Gary), Irvine, CA; Polly Ann R. McQuarrie (Craig), North Salt Lake; nieces and nephews, Trevor, Dustin, Kameron, Carson, Jennifer Roper (Matthew), Jessica, Julie, Madeline, and Carly Ann; uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends.


  Proceeded in death by Timothy Shafer, Joyce Rasmussen (sister-in- law), grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.


  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2003 at the Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, where friends may call Friday morning from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment-Lakeview Cemetery, 1649 East Lakeview Drive, Bountiful, Utah.

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