David (Dave) Lemmon, age 81, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away peacefully on October 22, 2023, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his beloved wife of more than 63 years, Diane Lemmon, daughter Julie Wallick, and sons Jody Lemmon, Darren Lemmon, Jason Lemmon, and Jeremy Lemmon. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Lyle Lemmon and Martha Ruth Lemmon, sisters Hortence Hovey and Peggy Roberts, and granddaughter Carissa Wallick.
David and Diane married in December of 1959; their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake City Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on June 12, 1961.
David was deeply devoted to his family and unwavering in his commitment to his values and faith. He will be remembered for his optimism, his desire to have deep and direct conversations, the integrity with which he conducted his business and personal affairs, and the deep love he had for his children and grandchildren.
David was born in Star Valley, Wyoming, and was raised on his family’s farm, where he learned the value of hard work. David was active in the Boy Scouts of America and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at age 12. He also played varsity football for Star Valley High School. David earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1965 from the University of Utah, completed postgraduate work at Governors State University and Northwestern University, and completed executive studies in transportation at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
He joined Amoco Oil Company in Salt Lake City, Utah in June of 1965 and thus began his lifetime career in the oil, refining, and transportation industry. After two years there, Dave accepted a position at Amoco’s headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, which was a major turning point in his life. Dave advanced through executive management positions, ultimately serving as the President of Amoco Pipeline Company. He concluded his professional career as the Chief Executive Officer of Colonial Pipeline Company. Following retirement, he served on several boards, including Deltic Timber, Kirby Corp., Pacific Energy, and Teekay Offshore.
As a result of his industry experience, he advised the Bush Administration on energy policy and was invited by various other corporations and governments to share his knowledge and expertise. He also served on the boards of American Petroleum Institute and the National Council of Economic Education, and further contributed by serving as a member of the Northwestern University Business Advisory Committee and as a guest faculty member at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday November 4, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah. Friends may visit with family Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary prior to the service.
Interment, Elysian Gardens, 1075 East 4580 South , Salt Lake City, Utah.
Services will be live-streamed and may be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of David’s obituary page at www.lindquistmortuary.com.