David K. Rosequist
1954 – 2021
Salina, Utah – Leaving an ailing body behind David Kay Rosequist passed on to his Heavenly Father on July 7, 2021. He passed peacefully at his home in Salina, Utah surrounded by his loved ones including his wife, Angela.
Dave was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on June16, 1954. He is the son of Eloise Bridges and Kay Alvin Rosequist. Dave claimed Marysvale, Utah as his hometown as he grew up there as a boy. He proudly served his country 6 years during the Vietnam War. He served at Nellis AFB and in Panama with TDY assignments in Southeast Asia, Indian Springs Air station, and the Tonopah test range. He was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant.
After leaving the service Dave concentrated on receiving an education under the GI Bill. He attended SUU and received Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Political Science, graduating with high honors. He then attended California Western School of Law in San Diego. While in law school he was a member of the California Veterans Advisory Board (1982-1984) and worked for San Diego County as a small claims advisor and supervisor handling primarily landlord and tenant disputes and answering the public’s legal questions. As a small claims supervisor he researched and wrote briefs for Judge Albert Wapner, the original People’s Court Judge. He graduated from law school in the top third of his class. He later attended Hastings College of Advocacy to develop and hone his trial skills.
After law school Dave settled in Las Vegas Nevada and was admitted to the State Bar of Nevada in 1984. He was admitted to practice before the Nevada Supreme Court, the United States District Court in Nevada, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, and the United States Supreme Court. He received published opinions from the Nevada Supreme Court, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. He was an attorney for nearly 40 years without any ethical complaints. He specialized in Surety and Fidelity law, transportation law, construction defect law, defense of insured’s, maritime law and defense of design professionals. During his practice he was a member of the Clark County Bar Association, the Nevada Bar association, the American Bar Association, and the Defense Trial Lawyers Association. Dave spent nearly 20 years as the managing partner of Bell and Young LTD. In 2005 he started his own practice and became in-house/general counsel for VTN Nevada, an influential engineering and surveying company with offices in Nevada, Wyoming and Arizona. He was named in Who’s Who in American law in 1989, 1990-1991 and again in 1992-1993.
Dave was a member of and High Priest in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During his lifetime he served in numerous positions including Primary teacher, scout master, varsity scout master, the young men’s presidency, elders quorums presidency, high priest group leadership and as ward membership clerk under two bishops. He loved the Lord and prayed for forgiveness daily.
Dave is survived by his wife of 21 years, Angela, his 10 children, 17 grandchildren, and sister Tonye Bown. Dave’s children are Jami Louise (Justin) Bollschweiler, Erin Kristina (Kris) Montgomery, Jon (Natasha) Rosequist, Taylor (Russell) Hulse, Jed (Rachel) Rosequist, Jake Rosequist, Josh Rosequist, Sami Fae (Shad) Meacham, Charles Rosequist and Zachary Rosequist.
Dave was preceded in death by his father, Kay Rosequist and his grandparents (Raymond and Ruby Rosequist and Herman and Lillian Bridges), his mother Eloise Rosequist and sister Teresa Perry.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 12 Noon in the Salina LDS Stake Center, 98 West 400 North, where friends may call for viewing Thursday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Friday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 prior to the services. A livestream of the services will be available underneath David’s obituary at www.springerturner.com about 15 minutes prior to the services.
Burial with military honors accorded by the Salina American Legion Post #36 and the Hill Field Air Force Honor Guard will be in the Pioneer Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.
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