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David Thompson Kingston Jr

David Thompson Kingston Jr

David Thompson Kingston Jr, our beloved husband, father, son, brother and grandpa, passed away 10/12/2023 in Tooele, Utah.  He was born December 24, 1949 in Sacramento, California to Dr. David Thompson Kingston Sr. and Virginia Duffee Kingston. He was one of five children and the only boy. 

He loved all sports and played many, including baseball, football, basketball, swimming, tennis, golf and running. He knew the statistics of every team and player in the national leagues.

Dave graduated from Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley, California and went on to attend Sierra College in Rocklin, California.  He was on the Sierra College swim team and spent summers coaching the local little league baseball team and working as a lifeguard at Nevada County Country Club in Grass Valley. Later he enrolled in Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. He joined the Navy in 1972 during the VietNam War.  He served 3 years in the Navy as stock clerk on the ship U.S.S. Hunley. He loved playing on the Navy tennis team and  taught tennis to several military leaders. He received an honorable discharge in 1975. 

Dave returned to school at Idaho State University and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education.  His first teaching position was in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho at the elementary school.  He started a running club there with his students. He’d drive them to runs in Idaho and Utah. Lava Elementary is where he started his famous Thanksgiving feast. He was loved and revered in town. He left Lava for a year to earn his masters degree in Connecticut.  When he returned to Lava he met Rosanna Limutau, the love of his life,  who was working as the school secretary. They became best friends and after a few years they were married on December 21, 1985.  He became dad to Rosanna’s three darling children, Katrina, Jacosa and David. Dave wanted to return to California to be closer to his dad and family. He moved his new family to California two weeks after their marriage. He was hired by American Lakes school in Natomas Unified School District in Sacramento. He taught in that school district until he retired in 2017. Soon, two more darling children were born, Keva in 1986 and James in 1989.  He is remembered at Natomas Park Elementary for starting the school garden and maintaining it for many years. He believed in hands-on learning and incorporated it in his classroom daily. He loved introducing his students to the wonders of the world. Dave looked forward to yearly field trips to the coast with his students for almost an entire week. He extended his love of life to his family and was involved in every aspect of their lives. He was the 5th grade teacher to several of his own children. He was proud of each of his children and loved celebrating their individual personalities and strengths. He absolutely loved being a grandpa and was proud of each of his 16 grandchildren.

Dave was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many capacities in the church, home and community. He loved his family and was completely devoted to them all of his life. He taught them by example to work hard, play hard, keep promises, be kind and do your best. 

Dave was diagnosed two years ago with a rare, incurable disease called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy or PSP.  He was valiant in his fight to make the most of his difficult situation. He passed away from symptoms related to the horrible disease.

He is survived by his wife, Rosanna, their five children and their spouses, Katrina and Kenji Takahashi, Jacosa and Tupua Ainu’u, David and Jaycee Limutau, Keva and Corey Robison and James and Hina Kingston, also his step mom: Virginia Kingston. Dave’s sisters and their spouses, Barbara Smith, Sue and Don Pierson, Jo Miller, Bup and Dan Greenwood and 16 beautiful grandchildren.

Our family is grateful for the love and support we’ve received from family and friends since his passing.  A huge thank you to “Our House Assisted Living” staff and “Lighthouse Adult Day-Care” staff in Tooele, Utah.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 11 AM in the Tooele 2nd Ward Chapel, 583 N. 270 E, Tooele, Utah 84074. Viewing will be held from 9:30 – 10:30 AM prior to services. Burial will be in the Tooele City Cemetery at 2 PM with Military Honors accorded by the US Navy.

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  • Carla Anderson Posted October 17, 2023 1:24 pm

    I am so grateful to have known Dave and experienced his loving gentle fun personality. What a wonderful man. Much love to the family I love dearly, all of you! May sweet memories be upon all of you through the years to come!

  • Marilyn Kissler Posted October 18, 2023 10:18 am

    My sincere condolences to all the family, Especially including those who were in my children. I taught with Dave at American Lakes. He was always involved in anything that helped the school, the kids and the parents. He never seemed tired and he did a lot of smiling.

    Dave was proud of his family, his faith, and his career. He was a hard worker. It is not often you can say someone was a good man and mean it 100%. But Dave was a good man.

  • Carolyn Cooley Posted October 31, 2023 1:49 pm

    I met Dave at Amrrican Lakes. He will always be remembered as a positive human being, caring , dedicated ,and always working for the kids. What a wonderful legacy he leaves. God bless and keep you all in peace. With Deepest Sympathy, Carolyn Cooley

  • Bert van der Meijden Posted February 2, 2024 7:20 am

    First my condolences to you. I have a question. Was his father in Holland during ww2? We are surching for a dr. David Kingston who his adress in 1983 was 332 Hills street grass Vally California. Or have you information about that person? Thank you in advance
    Bert van der Meijden

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