February 18, 1953 — October 13, 2021
Dave Shafer, 68, West Haven, passed away Oct.13, 2021 at his home of natural causes.
Dave was born in Ogden Utah, the son of Earl and Elizabeth (Liz) Shafer. He grew up in Huntsville and Washington Terrace, graduating from Bonneville High School where he started the Bonneville High School Rodeo Team and was elected President of the Spikers Rodeo Club competing in Bull Riding.
He continued to ride the circuit with his brother Buck and several rodeo buddies.
He worked at Jack B. Parsons now Staker Parsons as a Superintendent where he retired with over 40 years and made numerous friendships. He was known to complete many large projects including BDO and Trappers Loop along with many others where his perfection of work was recognized by many.
He loved the mountains, spending time with family and friends, hunting, or riding his horses Whiskey and Hughbert. Dave loved Country music and was a great dancer. He was known as a handsome man and always dressed sharp for work or play. Dave was a true cowboy and a hard worker his entire life and made friends wherever he went that loved him dearly. He loved collecting antiques, old construction machinery and watching his favorite movie Gunsmoke.
He is survived by four children, Shannon Rodriguez, Bryce (Jamie) Vandersteen, Racheal Roskelly and Cole Shafer, three brothers and four sisters, Earlene Hill, Sharon Seifert, Sue (Mike) McDowell, Sandy (Ronny) Christensen, Buck (Sherrie) Shafer, Bob Shafer, Mont Shafer, his close sister Shaunda Young (DOE), five grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Liz Shafer and two nieces.
Dave had a special companion Rhonda that he spent time with. The family would like to express their thanks to her for being there for him before his passing.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Leavitts Mortuary 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah Thursday Oct. 21 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.leavittsmortuary.com