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David Hibbert

June 8, 1976 — September 29, 2021

Dave Hibbert, born June 8, 1976, chose to end his journey on this earth on September 29th 2021 in his beloved outdoors. He leaves behind many heartbroken friends and family, but none more than his wife, whom he adored, and his three amazing children who were the absolute joy of his life. We are certain right now he is embracing his son Mason whom he has missed terribly. He was 45 years old.

Dave was born to JoAnn and Sherman Hibbert on June 8, 1976 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He grew up in Bountiful, Utah and was the youngest of 8 children. As a young boy he was on the Bountiful swim team, loved scouts, earned his Eagle Scout and mowed his mom’s apartment lawns. At Bountiful High School, he played basketball and was honored to serve as student body president. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Canary Islands, Spain, then attended BYU where he loved working in the summer as an Especially for Youth counselor. He played basketball at BYU and Southern Virginia University. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, but was an entrepreneur at heart.

Those lucky enough to have crossed paths with Dave will miss his enthusiastic greeting and hug that made you feel that the two of you were best friends. He was easy to talk to, always had plenty of time for you, and really cared about how you were doing and what you might be going through. Especially in times of personal crisis, he was always there. It was easy to love Dave because Dave loved everyone so unconditionally and without judgment. He had the unique ability to disagree on controversial topics yet continue to love and respect others. He never imposed any judgments or standards on others regardless of their personal choices. Everyone was a friend.

With a fierce sense of independence and autonomy, and a deep-seated belief in personal freedom, Dave would defend personal liberty to the end. He was a dedicated, and loving father, whose ultimate desire was to give his family the life they deserved.

In college he dated the love of his life, Charlotte Flandro. They married in the Bountiful temple on July 8, 2000. Dave and Charlotte had four children, Mason, Lincoln, Abby, and Wilson. In 2008 he suffered the tragic loss of Mason, one of his twin boys. He missed him daily and often wore Mason’s favorite color, orange.

Dave loved adventure. He was the happiest when traveling with his wife and his kids. He especially enjoyed traveling to Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, Thailand, and Europe, where they attended the tomato festival in Buñol and ran with the bulls in Pamplona. In Mexico he shared his love of street tacos with his kids, explored ruins, scuba dived and held monkeys.

He loved the outdoors and taking his children off-roading and repelling. He especially loved music. He sang in Bountiful High School’s choirs and played the trombone and trumpet in the band. He loved the guitar. He taught himself to play the piano by ear and was always teaching others to do so as well.

Dave loved nature and animals. When he found monkeys to hold he would stay for hours. His first date with Charlotte included rescuing a duck. For years he would bring Sasha and Friendly, his pet snakes, to share with friends and family. Animals in nature were meant to be caught and handled. He caught snakes regularly, rescued a baby skunk and an injured monkey in the wild. He taught his kids to hold, handle, love and respect insects and animals, teaching them not to be afraid.

He was a loving father who taught his children to run their own businesses, to think like entrepreneurs and to see the world in a less traditional view. He took them to musicals and taught them to love music. He loved seeing them perform in community theater and coaching them in basketball. He loved teaching Lincoln to drive, going to plays with Abby, and playing video games with Wilson.

Dave left an immeasurable impression on everyone he touched. His understanding and genuine acceptance of people and his heartfelt love spread to all he knew. Tragically, he didn’t allow himself the same acceptance. No one knew the darkness he faced alone. The unconditional acceptance and understanding he gave so freely to others, sadly, did not extend to himself. He did not complain. We did not hear of his insurmountable, all consuming pain or the despair that he felt over his business challenges. His big heart couldn’t take the thought of disappointing those he loved. He bore this burden silently while lifting up those around him until the time he chose to end his journey, leaving all who knew him shaken.

The desperation, pain and despair Dave must have endured to have left his beloved family is unimaginable--heartbreaking. Somehow, Dave believed we could live without him.

We will carry Dave’s legacy with us--his strength, boldness, kindness, empathy, ability to laugh and love. We take comfort in the knowledge that he is wrapped in the healing arms of the Savior with his beloved son, Mason. We will see him in the faces and mannerisms of his beautiful children as they grow.

May we all learn from this tragedy, reach out to others who may be suffering, ask a few more questions and share the burden. We will love without judgement as Dave would and maybe we can save a life.

Dave will be laid to rest next to Mason Hibbert at the Bountiful City Cemetery. He is preceded in death by his mother, JoAnn Hibbert Hamilton, his fathers, Sherman H. Hibbert and Fred Hamilton, and his niece, Esther Hibbert.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte (Flandro) Hibbert, his children, Lincoln Daniel, Abby Sophia and Wilson David. His brothers and sisters, Dale, Jill (Paul) Buss, Steve, Merri Sharma, Mona (Adalberto) Agamez, Dan (Sheryl) Hibbert, Becky (Dave) Barnett, Bonnie (Mark) Pittman, and James (Diana) Boley.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Lindquist’s Bountiful Mortuary, 727 N. 400 E. where friends may visit family Friday, October 8th from 5-8 pm and Saturday 9-10:30 am.  Interment following at Bountiful City Cemetery.

Services will be live-streamed.  To view the service scroll down to the bottom of Dave's  obituary page on the day of the service . At the time of the service, please click on the link. There may be a slight delay but stay on the link and the service can be viewed.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the family to help with expenses.

We appreciate any help you can give to ease the impact of this great loss to his family. Donations for his wife and children can be sent to:

Venmo: @Charlotte-Hibbert

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Visitation

Friday, October 8, 2021

5:00 - 8:00pm

Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary

727 N 400 E, Bountiful, UT 84010

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Saturday, October 9, 2021

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Saturday, October 9, 2021

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