A supernova occurred in our cosmos. He was our shining star and we were his universe. Our dad, David Glade Winget, 69, Richfield, Utah joined the heavens January 5, 2023 after a severe stroke in Provo. We were grateful to all be together as we said goodbye for now.
David was born December 5, 1953 starting the family of Melvin Glade and Corinne Allison Winget. The joy he brought to them was profound and immediate. His sisters Debra and Pam then joined in, where we can imagine he shared equal parts love and teasing.
In his youth Dad enjoyed reading from their encyclopedia set daily. He loved the sciences and received his MBA in Zoology from SUU. An intellectual man with an ever-curious mind that could keep you engaged for hours. If he questioned something, he was determined to find the answer. Not only for his own curiosity, but to share the information with those around him, who were happy to hear it.
He married Heidi Hall on September 21, 1979. Together they welcomed three girls: Sarah “Nibble”, Mindy “W” and Lindsay “Teddy Bear”. They later divorced. He married Tina Ciserella on October 9, 1993. During their marriage his family grew with the birth of Cyrus “Pi Little”, as well as adding Tina’s children Joey Burns and Sarah Mench. They later divorced. Even as dynamics changed, the bonds and memories created with the Halls and Ciserella’s remain cherished to this day.
Family and fun times were synonymous with Dad. Our most cherished memories are days spent boating at Lake Powell and Yuba. Dad was an amazing slalom skier and we dreamed of being able to cut like him. We also enjoyed endless vacations, camping and fishing, 4-wheeler rides, and trips to Lagoon or the water parks. He was always up for an adventure of any kind. Dad’s unique sense of humor and wit will carry forward with our silly nicknames and phrases he invented. His later loves were his grandkids and supporting them in all their sports and activities. He loved all sports from our local high school teams to college to the pros, especially football, basketball, and wrestling. We could always count on his exceptional memory of statistics going back many years.
As we look back on all our favorite memories, the biggest constant was great music. Every road trip, every adventure, and even just days at home had killer tunes being blasted at high volume. The louder the better for him. We enjoyed concerts together and created moments we will never forget. He truly created the soundtrack of our lives.
Everyone he encountered from coworkers at the coal mine, to people at the gym, golf course, or around town knew him as the epitome of a “good guy”. He always had a great tan and a happy smile. The impact of his loss will leave a black hole in our hearts.
He is survived by his children: Sarah (Jason) Hardinger, Mindy (Justin) McConnell, Lindsay (Cory) Sargent and Cyrus Winget; 14 grandchildren (Crab Nebulas); his sisters: Debra (LaDale) Mitchell and Pam (Ross) Murdock, and his extended family of the Halls and Ciserella’s.
Preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 12:00 Noon in the Magleby Mortuary Chapel, where friends may call from 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Cremation services to follow in the Magleby Mortuary Crematory. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com