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“We always know which is the best road to follow, but we follow only the road that we have become
accustomed to.” “It has been said that there is no such thing as coincidence in this world.” - The
Pilgrimage, Paulo Coelho. Long fascinated by this story of one man’s adventure and self-discovery,
Dave Robinson, our much loved father, brother, son and friend, began his great pilgrimage on April 6,
2023, in Cedar City, Utah.
Clark David Robinson was born on July 1, 1972 to R. Clark and Barbara Taylor Robinson at the old
South Davis Hospital in Bountiful, Utah. He grew up in Bountiful attending Boulton Elementary, South
Davis Junior High and graduating from Woods Cross High in 1990. He attended the University of Utah
and earned his BA in French Literature. He dabbled in many sports, beginning in his youth with rec
baseball, football, and soccer - and ultimately became a huge fan of several teams, especially his
Dave served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints in the France-Paris Mission,
where he took an interest in fine cooking and continued to refine his skills preparing gourmet and
sometimes not gourmet spreads for friends and family. Dave met and married Kate Palfreyman in
Huntington Beach, California and together they have four awesome children.
As an award winning account manager, Dave’s career included working with Behr Paint Company in
California, French Heritage in High Point, North Carolina, and more recently Optum in Salt Lake City.
Dave was passionate about many things. He loved attending and cheering on most University of Utah
sports. Some of his favorite times were spent cheering on Coach Majerus’ basketball teams. He was
also a faithful fan of the Utah Jazz and RSL. He loved music - mostly Metallica and rock, none of that
“new wave crap,” and attending big, loud concerts. He loved his kids - Kena, Tay, Sky and Abi. He didn’t
hesitate to list their achievements or tell you how proud he was of all their individual gifts. He loved
teasing friends and family - this started at an early age, as soon as he could say, “touched ya’ last” and
run. He loved his friends, who became family, and specifically cultivated those treasured friendships to
Dave is survived by his children Makena, Taylor, Skylar and Abi-Kait of Cedar City, Utah; his parents
Clark & Barbara of Bountiful, Utah; his siblings Vicki (Mike), Livingston, Montana, Salli, Bountiful, Sandi,
Woods Cross, Anna, Bountiful, Luke (Brianna), Heber City, and many nieces and nephews, aunts,
uncles, cousins and beloved friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Retta & Avon
Taylor and Vadis & Elwin Robinson.
Cremation provided by Lindquist Mortuaries, and burial will be at the Junction Cemetery, in Junction,
Utah with many of his family.
We will be celebrating his life on his birthday, July 1st in Bountiful, Utah, details to be announced.
“I’m pain, I’m hope, I’m suffer
Yeah, hey, hey, hey, yeah, yeah
Here I go into new days”
- I Disappear, Metallica
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