Salt Lake Retired Firefighters Association


In Memory . . .

David Andrew Barrett
12/14/1925 ~ 7/30/2008

David Andrew Barrett passed away on July 30, 2008.He was born December 14, 1925 to Judith Anderson and Ashby Barrett. He grew up in Salt Lake City and attended South High School. He graduated in 1943 and joined the Merchant Marine at age 17. When he left the service he met and married his sweetheart, Dorothy Hardy on October 8, 1948. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. They have four children. David joined the Salt Lake City Fire Department in 1946 and retired after 33 years. He returned as Fire Chief for Salt Lake County for four more years. Later he worked in Price, Utah as the Fire Chief which he enjoyed very much. After retiring from the Fire Department he and his wife served two missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. One in the Dublin Ireland Mission and the other in Winnipeg Canada. He is survived by his brother Roy Barrett, his wife, Dorothy, his children Shauna (Mark) Dean, Gary (Pat) Barrett, Debbie (Langdon) Fisher, Julie (Tim) Devine. He has eight grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, his sister Audrey Rapp, and a grandson, Michael Dean. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff at the Utah State Veterans Nursing Home, who lovingly cared for David during the last two years. We are very grateful. Funeral Services will be held on Sat., August 2, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the Mountain Shadows 5th Ward, 7925 S. 2700 W. Friends may call on Friday, August 1, 2008 at Russon Brothers Salt Lake Mortuary, 255 S. 200 E., from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and also prior to services at the ward from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 S. Highland Drive. Online guestbook available at
Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on 8/1/2008



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