Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary. October 6th David Alan Therrien became such a Hero through organ donation. His family had great comfort in his final moments knowing he was giving the gift of life to another. David was born May 7th, 1960. His mother, Joyce Parsons raised him and his siblings in the Ogden area where he attended school and made many friends along the way. At 23 he became a new dad and loved spoiling his little girl. On June 30th, 1990, he married his wife, DewAnn Markley, and was beyond excited to have her two sons complete his family. He loved being a dad, but more than that he LOVED being a grandpa.
David had a love of music and could be found playing his guitar and blasting STYX throughout the house while singing at the top of his lungs. He loved games, especially on the computer. He enjoyed drives through the mountains with a stop at Jakes Over the Top for shakes after. He developed a love for his garden and his fun garden gnomes. He enjoyed FanX and would look forward to going every year. He loved the holidays, but Christmas always brought out the child in him. He would decorate and watch movies all season long with trips to Christmas village every year to look at the lights and displays. He had a passion for the Minnesota Vikings! He wouldn't miss a game and wouldn't miss an opportunity to yell at his team and let them know what they needed to do...or yell at the refs for the terrible calls that were being made against his team. More than anything David loved spending time with family. Making everyone laugh at his silliness.
He served his country in the Airforce Reserves as a firefighter for 6 years, with a deployment to Desert storm. He also worked at Associated Foods for over 20 years. Even when retirement was an option he kept working. David had multiple health issues throughout his life including MS. He never let it get him down, and he never quit living his life due to the pain he experienced daily. He did all he could to provide for his wife, children, and grandchildren. Our hearts are broken knowing that his laughter, his silliness, and even his grumpiness is no longer a part of our lives.
The family would like to thank the amazing team at Ogden Regional and Donor Connect for their dedication to our dad in his final days and final moments.
David is survived by many loved ones including his wife, DewAnn Therrien. His children, Josh (Chelsea) Markley, Racheal Brewer (Jason Bierman), and Adam Markley (Carolina Tamayo). His 13 grandchildren that meant everything to him, his father-in-in-law, and of course his many siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to a Multiple Sclerosis charity of your choice.