David Charles Rasmussen
1957 - 2003
-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.
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.
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.
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.
in death by Timothy Shafer, Joyce Rasmussen (sister-in- law),
grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
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.