We will be having funeral services for David Littlefield on Tuesday, March 5th from 4-5 p.m. It will be at this LDS chapel: 1276 Erringer Road, Simi Valley, CA. He will later be buried in Sandy, Utah. If you know anyone that would like to know this information, please do pass it along.
David Littlefield will be buried on Thursday, March 14th at 3:00 p.m. in Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery (1950 E 10600 S Sandy, UT). There will be a brief dedicatory prayer. We welcome anyone to join us, but please understand that there will be no service at that time.
For those who haven't heard, my dad David Littlefield died from a heart attack last night. We've tried to make sure everyone heard the news through friends and family, and I apologize if anyone is hearing it on Facebook for the first time. So heartbroken; we all loved him so much and he was way to young for something like this. We drove all night and are in Cali now trying to figure everything out and will post details about services later.
My lifelong best friend and brother David Littlefield passed away unexpectedly on the 28th from a heart attack. He is an honorable man, full of love and laughter. I cannot fathom the thought of never being able to talk to him again. He is the person I went to when I wanted an honest and wise perspective. Never a harsh word did he speak. Never gossiped and saw the best in people.
He passed away the same day my father did 37 years ago. I'm sure my father was there to greet him, but I know his dog Socrates jumped into his arms first.
"I remember going to Uncle Dave’s office when I was younger and him to show me all of his magic tricks. He would have one arm longer than the other, he would swallow his keys, and lose some coins in his ear. He would always give me candy and ask me how my days at school were going. As I entered his office, he’d greet me with “Hey there Booboo-a-gogo!” and a warm hug.
I remember drinking water in my dad’s office with Uncle Dave by my side. I swallowed it the wrong way and started coughing and couldn’t stop. He smiled at me and giggled while saying, “You need to learn to chew your water better.” That sense of humor always brought a smile to my face.
I remember him being Santa Claus for Christmas every year. I realized it was him from such a young age with his heartfelt laugh and rosy cheeks. I asked him about it quite a few times and he always denied it to keep the dream living.
I remember him asking me if I liked bananas. Telling him it was my favorite fruit at the time, he said, “Well you know why that is? It’s because you were a monkey before. Monkey’s favorite fruit is banana and since we came from monkey’s that explains why it’s your favorite fruit.”
I remember as my cousins and I were running around the house aimlessly finding something to do, he would always try to find different ways to entertain us and keep us happy. He showed us motor scooters and rubber-band guns and so much more."
GIGI LITTLEFIELDMy dear brother-in-law David passed away today. He had a heart attack, so young, only 54 years old. Life is so fragile, I am extremely sad for my mother-in-law, his wife and his children. I am still in real shock, I can't believe I was talking with him just a couple days ago. He was a great man and fantastic human being with an incredible sense of humor, always smiling, making us laugh with his jokes. He was a great brother, husband, brother-in-law, friend, and human being. We are all going to miss him so much, we all love you so much, uncle David, you will live in our hearts forever. I thank God for having you in our life. -Gigi
I miss him so bad already words can't describe my pain and agony, aunt mary I love you,should you need anything please call, jamie ryan mark and luke I love you all as brother and sisters my heart aches dearly I wish I could hug you all ,his father in heaven and his dad met him with open arms, uncle Dave I just hope you know how much I really love you and miss you to no end
Our Birth and our Death is part of Nature, God's Plan of Life and the Circle of Life-
When our lives come to an end and we pass forward we leave our loved ones behind - Our New Life and Journey is in the hands of our Creator - David lived a full but short life.
With us nothing do we Bring into the World and with us nothing do we Take - But we leave our lifes work and Loved ones behind us - When those that we Love and those that Touch us Die - We are reminded of our Own mortality and the valve of our precious days of life on Earth - Death calls everything about life into Question - Many Questions - Life and Death is a public and very private Matter- Death is a wound more to those Left Behind-
With the Life and Death questions, often comes a Mix of emotions - Denial- Anger - Rage -Sorrow -Pain - Regret - Resentment -..........................
Some of the Emotions will be Directed at those who have Died- To the CREATOR - and to others in general .............. Some of these Wounds cannot be easily healed - Time can help us to deal with the discomfort -
When we Die or when those that we Love Die - I would hope that we would extend the following to others and ourselves-
Forgiveness for our Humanity, Imperfections and Offenses.
A Focus on our Acheivements, Intentions and the Good things that we have done in life.
That those that are left Behind, Strive to do their best in Live and to Move forward.
That those that are left behind Move forward with positive Focus - To forgive each other- and To build each other UP
How do we deal with Death?
Celebrate? Yes Celebrate the Life and Time that We shared With David Littlefield - Be thankful for His Life, Art, Time, Person, Stories, Special Person, ............................... Make your Own List
Mourn - You Must deal with The Pain - Do not go into denial - Mourning and feeling the Pain is Part of the Healing - Mouning helps us to release the Pain - Mourning allows us to Accept that which is Hard to accept- We must LET GO - In Death We can Reset our life - Mourning is a Process, and it Takes Time - LET GO of all Negativity - DO NOT hold bad feelings toward anyone - Move forward to the positive with forgiveness to all - The Forgiveness is the Key to moving Forward
We should Reflect and Ponder on the Good of those that Die - We should Let those that Die REST IN PEACE - We should share comfort and words of Faith and encouragement to Others and Each Other -
My Father (Glen Lyle Littlefield ) Died when I was 16 years old - Life was not perfect before he died and That death added some problems - I never really quite understood My father's death - A friend of My Died in the Late 1990s- And I was again Challenged By his Death - I was asked By his Family to Speak at His Funeral - I shared with you What helped me in dealing with Death - It is not Perfect - but I hope it Helps-
Farewell to My big brother we had so much left to fight and argue about, if I knew you were leaving so soon I would have fought with you a lot more. Thank You for all of your Mormon Mysticism,
other books and writings
"I am just an average LDS guy living with his family in Southern California. I have no special education or fame, what I say stands on it's own merits"
Again I argue with your statement, and I say that you were a lot more than average - I am so heart broken you left us all so quickly you were so much a part of my reality and an anchor to keep me on the right path and to be faithful to God.
Thank You for sharing your life and family with us.
If we ever had a disagreement I could never be mad long because of your life of goodness, kindness and caring.
You are a light and a beacon and you are a servant of God-
Your books are practical, helpful and guideposts to help us to repent, improve and to know God and to help us know the features and benefits of wanting to live the Godly life.
David, now it is your time and turn to receive Amazing grace and to be able to partake, eat and taste the fruit of the Tree of Life.
David I love you, you move me and you helped me to grow- You taught more by example even though you wrote many books.
I could go on and on with my comments - And with God there is no death Above. And with God Life goes on and on and on.................
You were my big brother and a dad to me when I did not have one. I enjoyed the fact that were shared a lot more time together in the last two years and that we ate, worked and played together.
Farewell Big Brother
May GOD And His Angles Receive you in Light - May your Journey in the Heavens Take you to the Place of Life and Light - Though your Body now Rest your Spirit is Free - We send you Off with our Prayers and Good Wishes - We will not forget You - You Have made Us rich and taught Us Well
Save me a spot when the Time is right. Tell everyone I said Hi, Ask God and the Angels to send us some amazing Grace we all need some Grace and may we all partake of the tree of Life - May we all be quick to forgive. And be quick to know God.
Love your little Brother, Friend, Thank You
Angel Littlefield Carpenter
I'm very sorry to hear the news of David's passing and hope all the family is comforted at this difficult time. I was just a little kid when David came to live with our family for a while when we lived in California. My mom says this was before he went on a mission. My mom and I had just connected with him on Facebook not long ago. We enjoyed swapping family photos.
My dad is Lee Littlefield who passed away 10 years ago at age 84.
My dad is Lee Littlefield who passed away 10 years ago at age 84.
David, I will really miss you. We shared a lot of great times as well as some challenges, and you always remained kind, compassionate and classy.
Uncle David......we are all in so much shock. You will be truly missed! No words can describe! I love you!!!!!
We will miss you, Dave!
♥ David, Aileen & Adam
A message to David's Family. I am so sorry for the sudden loss of David. He is one of the kindest and funniest men I have ever known. I can not imagine the pain that you must feel at this time and I want you to know that my prayers are with you. The world is a much better place and I am a much better person because David was here. Love to you, Gina (Beena, as David called me)