It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of David Ybarra, who departed this earth on October 29, 2023. A beloved father of six and a devoted husband, he faced life's challenges with unwavering courage and determination. David leaves behind a legacy of inspiration and love that will forever grace the lives of all who were fortunate enough to know him.
David battled cancer with a strength that inspired everyone who had the privilege of witnessing his journey. He demonstrated remarkable courage in the face of adversity, showing us all the power of resilience, hope, and a fighting spirit. His unwavering determination to overcome the odds became a beacon of light to those around him. He gained an honorary daughter; Taliya, throughout his cancer journey.
But David's life was about more than just his battle with illness. He had an unquenchable thirst for life and cherished the moments spent with his family. He was an avid fan of sporting events, and his enthusiasm was contagious. His passion for sports extended to his role as a coach for his children's teams, where he imparted valuable life lessons to countless young athletes. He instilled in them the values of teamwork, discipline, and the importance of never giving up, a testament to his unwavering dedication to the success of his loved ones.
Despite the trials he faced, David maintained a firm dedication to his family. He had a unique talent for making those around him feel valued, loved, and encouraged. His steadfast belief in his loved ones' potential was a driving force that enabled them to achieve their goals and reach for the stars. David was a family man through and through. He was a loving and devoted husband, and his love for his children was boundless. He cherished every moment spent with his family, offering purpose, support and encouragement to his children in their pursuits. His greatest joy in life was witnessing the success and happiness of his children.
David was more than a father, husband, and friend; he was an embodiment of strength and determination, an inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing him. His memory will continue to inspire us to face life's challenges with the same courage and determination that he exhibited throughout his life.
As we say our final goodbyes, let us remember David not for his battle with cancer but for the incredible legacy of love and inspiration that he leaves behind. In our hearts, he will forever live on as a shining example of what it means to be a true hero, a selfless family man who only ever wanted to see his people succeed.
David is survived by his loving wife, Jarica Ybarra; six children, Alyea, Nevaeh, Talyeah, Siara, Khloe, Kiana, Davien; and his two fur boys, Jax and Nipsey; his mother, Kimberly Arthurs; his grandparents, Terrence and Patricia Arthurs, Mary “GG” Ybarra; and his seven siblings, Elisa Ybarra, Joey Ybarra, Michael Casarez of Muncie IN, Joshua Boney, Isaiah Martinez of Nampa ID, Destinee Arthurs, Jade Arthurs; and his two sisters-in-law, Jasmyn Gabaldon and Ariel Zavalza;19 nieces and nephews; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; along with a host of friends who were touched by his remarkable spirit that also turned into his brothers. In honoring his memory, let us carry forward the lessons he taught us and strive to make him proud by achieving our own successes, just as he always wanted for us.
David was preceded in death by his dad, David Martinez; his grandparents, Lola and Rudy Martinez; his father, Donovan Arthurs; his Grandpa Hess; his Aunt Linda Ybarra; his angel baby with his wife Jarica Ybarra; his brother-in-law, Demetri Zavalza; his fellow chemo warriors, Rob Martell, Shaylene Parry, and Paul Murawski.
In his final moments, David was surrounded by the love of his family and the enduring bonds he had forged with friends throughout his life. And a special thanks goes out to David's final nurse Perri, as she was able to show David love and support in his final moments making David's departure a little bit easier not only on David, but our family as well. Two other people that shouldn’t go unnoticed are David's Aunt Crystal for stepping in for the tough times and David's brother Paul Flores for the unwavering love and support that he has shown David throughout, not only his cancer journey but their entire friendship. Paul never left David's side in any of this, and our family will forever be grateful for the love and compassion he showed David, and that David was able to experience the definition of a true friend. He leaves behind a legacy of strength, love, and the belief that with determination, courage, and THE SUPPORT OF ONE ANOTHER, we can overcome even the greatest obstacles.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 2 p.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends are invited to gather and visit with family in remembrance of the remarkable life of this incredible man on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to David's wife via Venmo @Jarica-Ybarra or directly to David’s account at Lindquist.
A special thanks to our family and friends at Euphoria Salon, Tailored Barber Co., and Court Evolution for all they've done.
Rest in peace, David. Your love, your courage, and your unwavering determination will forever be etched in our hearts, a guiding light in our lives. You will be deeply missed, but your legacy will live on.
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Services will be live-streamed and available the day of the services by scrolling to the bottom of David’s obituary page at: www.lindquistmortuary.com, where condolences may also be shared.