David Gordon Udall, “Gordon”, 85, of Mesa, Arizona died of pancreatic cancer Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at home while cared for by his wife of 53 years, Marjorie Ann Manguson. Gordon was born March 11, 1928 in Salt Lake City, Utah to David King Udall Jr. and Aurora Mariger.
He was married to the “wonder of his life” Marj on December 26, 1960 in La Jolla, California. They raised their family in Burbank, California, and moved to Arizona in 2002. He was a graduate in business from the University of Utah. He is a veteran of the Army and served in Germany during the Korean War. Gordon worked as a computer systems auditor and retired early to devote time to his children and grandchildren and to serving others. He dedicated his life to God, the Savior, his Family and his Country.
He is survived by his wife and four children, Todd, Tom, David and Julie, their spouses, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Gordon is reunited with his loved ones preceding him in death, including his son, James Donald Udall, parents, and siblings, Dorothy, Lawrence, and Theodore.
Gordon was a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a devout Mormon with a great love of his Savior Jesus Christ. He served in many areas within the LDS Church including the nursery, the Young Men’s organization, and as a Bishop. As a senior missionary couple, he and Marj served in the Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Mission. He also served in the Los Angeles Temple, and in the Mesa Arizona Temple.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 12pm, Mesa LDS Chapel, 10305 East Southern Ave, with a viewing to be held from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Interment will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Pierce Brothers Vahalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, California.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the LDS Missionary Fund through LDS Philanthropies at www.ldsphilanthropies.org/missionary. Donations may also be mailed to LDS Philanthropies, 15 E. South Temple, 2nd Floor East, SLC, UT, 84150