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David Dee Anglesey

August 26, 1936 — November 23, 2022

American Falls

David Dee Anglesey, 86, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family in American Falls, Idaho on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. He was born August 26, 1936 and was the twelfth of thirteen children born to Walter James Anglesey and Alice Luella Hall. Only six of those children lived and David was born after five children in a row had died. David grew up on his father’s farm in Labelle, Idaho and worked on the farm throughout his childhood. David met his wife, Mary Karen Gardner, from Twin Groves, Idaho, at a dance in November, 1953, through her best friend, whose boyfriend was David’s best friend. They dated for a little over a year and were married on December 17, 1954 in the Idaho Falls Temple.

The couple began their family right away. David Delane and Jeffery Lynn were both born in Rigby, Idaho. Then the family moved to Blackfoot where Kim Jon, Sonya Marie, and Robert Dean were born. In 1964, they moved to Pocatello and Mary Alice was born there. Then in 1967 they moved to California for a time, where their seventh child, Walter Daren was born. David decided to return to Pocatello in 1970 and it was there that their last child, Karen Joy was born.  David worked in many different occupations in his lifetime. He started out as a milkman, then worked as an auto mechanic for several different employers, but mostly he worked in his own businesses. He managed three or four different gas stations, where he also did auto repair.  One occupation that David loved was driving truck. He drove truck for several different companies and eventually bought his own rig. He enjoyed driving on the open road and seeing the country. Often, he would take his wife or one of his children to accompany him on the road.  Lane and Jeff both drove truck with him for a short time. His last job was driving a school bus for the American Falls school district.

David loved music. He played the baritone in school and as a boy, he took piano lessons.  He was a very accomplished pianist, although he only took lessons for a few years. One of the favorite things that his children and extended family loved was when he would get on the piano and play some of the songs that he had memorized from his youth. Arthritis and dementia prevented him from playing in his later years, but occasionally he would sit at the piano and play a few chords. He also played the guitar and the family spent many happy hours singing songs with his family at home and at family reunions. He and Karen sang together many times in church and they were always members of the church choir. They also were dance instructors in their LDS Stake and belonged to a community bowling league for many years. While living in Pocatello in the mid-1970s, David coached a little league baseball team with his son, Kim. The team won the city championship several times in the years that he coached.  David and Karen lived in Fort Hall for about 20 years and eventually ended up in American Falls, where three of their children still live. In 2004, they served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Albuquerque, New Mexico Mission. They worked with the Navajo Indian Tribe there and dearly loved the people. While on their mission, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They have now been married for almost 68 years.

David Anglesey is survived by his wife, Karen Anglesey; his eight children: David (Lane) Anglesey, from Pocatello; Jeff Anglesey, Mary Alice Lee, and Daren Anglesey, all from American Falls; Kim Anglesey, San Antonio, Texas; Sonya Anglesey, Idaho Falls; Robert Anglesey, from Blackfoot; and Joy Murphy, Baker City, Oregon. He left a lasting legacy with 47 grandchildren, 114 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

The visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Monday, November 28, 2022 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, American Falls 3rd Ward, 650 Pocatello Avenue, American Falls, Idaho.  The funeral will follow at 11:00 a.m. and the burial will be at the Falls View Cemetery. To order flowers, or to share condolences, memories, and photos, please visit DavisRoseMortuary.com. 

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