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David R Callister 1937 - 2015

David R Callister passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015, as a result of heart complications. He was surrounded by many of his children and his wife. He was 78 years old.David was born January 29, 1937, in Hollywood, California, the son of Reed Eddington Callister and Effie Norinne Richards Callister. He is survived by his wife, Susan; Evelyn, the mother of his eight children; his three brothers, Reed, Douglas, Tad and his sister, Susan. His sister, Paula, preceded him in death.From 1957-1959, David served a mission in the British Isles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and from USC Medical School in Los Angeles, California. He was an Ophthalmologist for 35 years, with his own medical practice in Glendale, CA. He was a wonderful father to eight children: David (Tiffany); Kathleen Pearson (Ron); Daneise Nelson (Brad); Kevin (Amy); Karalynne Call (Jeff); Daniel; Derrick (Karen); and Kaylynn (Brook Burley). He loved being a father and a grandfather of 21. He was always happy to visit with his grandchildren and they looked forward to grandpa asking them "dollar questions."Dave's life was one of service and kindness to all he met. He enjoyed his many callings in the church, including serving as a beloved Bishop twice, as a member of the Stake Presidency, and as Gospel Doctrine teacher for many years. He served two full-time missions with his wife, Susan. In 2006-2007, they served in Toronto, Canada, where his brother was Mission President. In 2011- 2013, they served in Birmingham, AL, where long-time friends presided. Dave was active in the Boy Scouts of America for many years. As a youth, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout, as did his four sons. For Dave's years of dedicated service on the Boy Scout council, he was honored with the distinguished service award, the Silver Beaver. Dave loved baseball. He coached for 25 years, coaching all four of his son's baseball teams and served as Commissioner of the Crescenta Sports Association.Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 7, at 10AM at the Canyon View Stake Center, 9119 S. 1300 E. in Sandy, Utah, 84094. A gathering will be held Friday, November 6, from 6PM to 8PM at the same location. Following services, interment will be at Larkin Cemetery, 1950 E Dimple Dell Road (10600 S.) just south of the Stake Center.
Published in Glendale News-Press on Nov. 6, 2015
Wife obit: Susan Anderson Callister