David Stratton, passed on January 8, 2017, surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to George and Faye Stratton on February 1, 1939. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: George, Ray, Cliff, Bob and Bo; sisters, Nellie Mae and Ellen; and daughter, Christy. He is survived by his wife, Mona; sister, Margie Culbertson; children: Mark Stratton, Lynne (Kevin) Conover, Georgia (Arthur) Williams; his 13 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
When he met and married his sweetheart, "Re" (Ramona Lee Thomas), he was working in the oil fields as an electrician then transitioned to working on the rigs until 1963 when they moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. He worked at Litton Industries where he began a career in aviation electronics that lasted 41.5 years with the Air Force as a civil servant. He was one of a kind and made life march to the beat of his own rhythm. He loved people with everything he had, was quick to bring a smile to your face, and when you were with him you knew everything was going to be alright.
He loved working with his hands - he could fix anything - and enjoyed using his talents to help friends and family whenever he could. He treasured his time on the golf course with Jim, Stan and his boys. He spent 16 years as a church music leader and music saturated his mind. He was a rare strength in a chaotic world and a part of his unique rhythm found its way into many of our lives, and we are better for it. While he won't be able to sing any new songs, echoes of his life and voice will influence us all for years to come.
Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at the Harbor Christian Church, 800 Washington Blvd., Ogden.
Arrangements entrusted to Myers Ogden Mortuary.
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