David Dudley Sargent
David Dudley Sargent
  • May 19, 1944 - September 1, 2011
  • Swan Valley, Idaho

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David Dudley Sargent, 67, died at his home in Swan Valley on September 1, 2011. David was born in Martinez, CA on May 19, 1944 to Lyle and Lola Sargent. He was raised in Swan Valley, attending Bonneville High School in Idaho Falls. David graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelors of Aeronautical Engineering in 1968. He married Linda Carole Rossi on December 21, 1968 in Willows, CA. He was an officer in the Air Force from May 3, 1968 to July 1, 1973. He toured in Cam Rahn Bay as a C-7 Caribou pilot in 1971 and Guam & Thailand as a B-52 pilot from 1972-1973. After his service with the Air Force he and his wife moved to Swan Valley where they raised their four children. During his time in Swan Valley he served on the Swan Valley City Council from 1976 to 2011. He was influential in the development of the Swan Valley Park. David was a member of the Swan Valley School Board and the American Legion for 37 years. He was a member of the National Pork Producers Council and awarded the Pork All American Award for the state of Idaho in 1984 and inducted into the Pork Hall of Fame in 1992. In 1993 he started Sargent Construction which he was the owner and operator until his passing. David had a strong faith and was active in the Catholic Church.
David's greatest achievements were watching his children grow and mature into fine adults. He loved his grandchildren dearly and they always put a smile on his face. He had a love for his work and said, "Why should I retire when I love the work I do?" The family would like to give a special thanks to the people of Swan Valley for all the love they have shown to him and a special thanks to Pastor Laura of the Chapel in the Valley for the support she has given to him and his family.
David is survived by his wife Linda of Swan Valley, Children: David "Todd" of Boise; Jason (Stephanie) of Orem, UT; Katherine of Salt Lake City, UT; and Amanda of Twin Falls; Grandchildren: Tahlia Evans, Canyon Sargent, and Leighkin Sargent, mother Lola Sargent of Swan Valley, siblings: Susan Sargent of Swan Valley; Randy Sargent of Rigby, nephew Devin (Kaylynn) Sargent of Ammon. David was preceded in death by his father Lyle Sargent.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2011, at Christ The King Catholic Church, corner of 17th and Woodruff, Idaho Falls, with Father Raul Covarrubias, celebrant. Burial will be at Swan Valley Cemetery. A Rosary for family and friends will be held Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a viewing from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home, 825 E. 17th Street, Idaho Falls.