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David Earl Spencer

October 18, 1955 — April 6, 2022



David Earl Spencer, 66, passed away unexpectedly April 6, 2022 at his home in Layton, Utah. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Maitland G. and Earlene Foote Spencer.  He grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He also lived in Heber City, Utah and Layton, Utah.


He married Lori Ann McCleve on December 27, 1979 in the Mesa Arizona Temple.  He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Education.  He also attended the Utah State University and obtained a master’s degree in education as well. 


He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  David served in many church callings, the scouting program, primary and in many choirs.  He was a member of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.  He sang with the choir for 21 years.  He served a mission in Argentina.


David was an Elementary School Teacher for 41 years.  He taught all subjects to many children and loved teaching Spanish, music, and the ukulele to many children in the after-school program over the years.  He was a teacher at the time of his death.  He loved bagpipe music as well.


He loved singing and directing many choirs, making projects for his classrooms, watching classic movies, watching BYU Sports, the New York Yankees and the Green Bay Packers.  He enjoyed reading books,  learning about history as well as studying about church history.  He enjoyed helping others. David loved going on great vacations in Arizona, his vacation home in Bear Lake and in Virginia Beach, Virginia.


David had a strong testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and loved everyone.  He will be greatly missed but we take comfort in knowing we will be together again.  God Be With You Till We Meet Again.


David is survived by his loving wife Lori McCleve Spencer of Layton, UT, his sons; Garrett Spencer of Layton, UT.,  Kenny and Michelle Spencer of Hanover, PA, his daughter Katie (Aaron) Hansen, of Riverdale, UT., four brother and two sisters.  He was preceded in death by his parents Maitland G and Earlene Spencer, Kenneth and Mae McCleve, Gordon Sterns and brother-in-law Bob Bartel.


Graveside services will be held Friday April 22, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Mountain View Memorial Cemetery, 3115 E. Bengal Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Friends may visit family Thursday April 21, 2022 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah., and at the cemetery from 10 to 11:00 a.m. in the atrium.


Interment, Mountain View Memorial Cemetery.



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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, April 21, 2022

5:30 - 7:30pm (Mountain time)

Lindquist's Layton Mortuary

1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, UT 84041

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Friday, April 22, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Mountain time)

Mountain View Memorial Estates Cemetery

3115 Bengal Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

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Graveside Service

Friday, April 22, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm (Mountain time)

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