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David Corpany

December 10, 1943 — November 19, 2017

David R. Corpany

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Morgan - A giant of a man with a teddy bear heart left us November 19, 2017 with his family by his side. He fought a valiant year long battle against cancer and radiation injuries.  David Roy Corpany, 73, was born in Glendale, California to Grover David and Margaret Egbert Corpany.  He grew up in the Salt Lake City area where he developed a strong work ethic when he began accompanying his dad to work as a youngster and kept at it as he grew up. His dad was his idol who "could fix anything" and taught Dave those kinds of skills.

He graduated from Bountiful High School, and fulfilled an LDS mission to Hawaii. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.  He married his sweetheart, JoAnne Nerdin, in the Salt Lake Temple and together they raised two children, a herd of horses, and taught school together. He earned a degree in Industrial Education from Utah State University and used it to teach school at Morgan High School for thirty four years.  He coached cross country, wrestling, and track.

A source of great satisfaction came whenever he met a former student who warmly greeted him then would tell him, "Mr. Corpany, the things you taught me led to my career in the building industry".

He enjoyed people, woodworking, fishing, hunting, camping, and especially his family.

He served on the Morgan Planning Commission for seven years, six as chair. He was a HAM radio operator, serving as the Morgan County Emergency Communication leader for over twenty years. He was a recipient of the Lincoln Memorial Award by the Republican Party for service in Morgan County.

He served an Ogden Inner City LDS mission with his wife JoAnne as well as an LDS Church Production Facilities Service Mission in Salt Lake City and Nauvoo, Illinois.

He was a member of the LDS church where he held numerous positions including that of Bishop, but his favorite was that of a Primary teacher. He loved little children.

He is survived by his wife, JoAnne of 50 years; two children, Jon David (Devani Ann); five grandchildren, Rexburg, Idaho and Kimberlee (Vaughn) Knudsen, Fallon, Nevada; his sister, Margaret Ann Westenskow; a brother-in-law, John Nerdin and sister-in-law Laverne and husband, Neil Ferrell, sister-in-law, Susan and husband Tom Curtis. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Paul, and brother in law, Paul Nerdin.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the David R. Corpany Memorial Scholarship Fund care of the Morgan Education Foundation,

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 25, at 11 a.m. at the LDS Chapel at 2700 South Morgan Valley Drive, Morgan Utah.  Viewings will be held on Friday, November 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Walker Mortuary, 45 W. 200 N, Morgan and Saturday, at the church from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services.

Interment, South Morgan Cemetery.

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