David Ross Pendleton

David Ross Pendleton, 57, of Evanston, died April 7, 2022, following a short illness. David was born on May 5, 1964, in Evanston, the oldest son of Bonnie and Richard Pendleton.

He attended school in Evanston and graduated from Evanston High School in 1982. During his high school years, he played football and wrestled on the varsity squads.

Throughout his life, he enjoyed sports of any type. His favorite teams were the Evanston Red Devils, the Wyoming Cowboys, the Las Vegas Raiders and the Utah Jazz. He was a staple at Kay Fackrell Stadium for home football games, and attended many of his favorite teams’ games, in person, over the years.

He played in the local eight-ball pool league, and was a regular on the Players team, out of the VFW, every Wednesday evening during the fall and winter, for many years.

David liked music of all types, especially live music, ranging from heavy metal to country-western. He attended many, many concerts, seeing Iron Maiden over 20 times, and was fortunate enough to see Garth Brooks at the University of Utah’s Rice-Eccles Stadium, along with 50,000 other fans, last summer.

He was very community-minded and was the first in line for events like Cowboy Days, the beer festival and car shows. He would take off from work and make a day of it.

After high school, David worked at many jobs around town, including stints at his family’s businesses: the Veranda Bar and the Hillcrest Motel. He spent nearly a year in the ’90s in Las Vegas working as a maintenance man at a large hotel. In 2003, he became a Walmart associate at the Evanston store and worked there until his death.

On Feb. 14, 2002, David married Brandy Mathis in a civil ceremony in Rawlins. Brandy died Jan. 15, 2017.

His entire life, he loved the outdoors. He hunted deer every year and fished as often as he could. He raised and tended all sorts of pets, including a father-and-son pair of Staffordshire bull terriers, named Sarge and Trooper.

David is survived by his father, Richard Pendleton of Salt Lake City; his brother, Chris Pendleton of Evanston; and stepfather, Bill Alexander of Evanston.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Brandy; his mother, Bonnie Alexander; and his grandparents, Edna and Roy Pendleton of Randolph, Utah; and Violet and John Grove of Evanston.

Cremation has taken place.


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