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David R. Naylor

David R. Naylor

David Rory Naylor

Passed away on October 27, 2020 at the age 62 at his home.

He was born March 20, 1958 to Gerald Naylor and Joan Morrow Naylor.

Grew up in Hoytsville, Utah and graduated from North Summit High School.

David served a mission to Frankfurt Germany.

Attended Snow College and Southern Utah University where he graduated with a degree in Music Education. A highlight of his life was singing with the Tabernacle Choir.

David was a talented musician and composer and published numerous compositions. Taught school for several years and later started mentoring children for Utah Festival opera. Helping children to develop stories and perform their own operas

Preceded in death by mother Joan Naylor & brother Carey Naylor

David is survived by: Father; Gerald, Sister in law; Robin Naylor, sisters; Erin Miller (Thayne), Wendy Rothschild (Saul), Joelle Martinez (Bert), brothers; Don Naylor, Andy Naylor, & numerous nieces and nephews.

Family graveside service will be held on November 3, 2020 at Sylvan

Cemetery in Pleasant View Colorado.

Special thanks to Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home. Online condolences and

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1 Comment

  • George cannon Posted May 25, 2021 1:54 am

    Dave was one of the greatest musicians I have ever known. I auditioned for a choir and afterward he asked me to sing in a group. When I asked about the parts he said he had written it for our individual voices . He sang with me for my brothers reception and I have never been more honored .
    He had an ability to not only help you sing the words but to feel the music.
    I’m sure that heavenly choirs are singing wonderful new arrangements. I am bless that he showed me there is more to music than just notes.

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