Friday, August 30, 2013

David R. Thurston

David R. Thurston
April 19, 1948
Hurricane, Utah
August 28, 2013
Cashion, Arizona

David R.Thurston, 65, of Cashion, passed away on August 28, 2013 in Cashion, Arizona.  David was born on April 19, 1948 in Hurricane, Utah to Erwin and Lorraine Thurston.
David is survived by his wife of 50 years, Shirley Thurston; 4 daughters, Linda Kay Hernandez, Cindy Lorraine Perez, Bernardina Thurston and Sandra Thurston; 2 sons, David R. Thurston, Jr. and Troy E. Thurston; 2 sisters, Carolyn Condy and Julianne Thurston; 1 brother, Lee Thurston; 17 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
David was a carpenter for 20 years and then went to work for the Liberty School District for 22 years.  He had a heart of gold.  David was always willing to lend a helping hand.  He was a great father and loving grandfather.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 3, from 5:00pm-8:00pm, at Avenidas Funeral Chapel, located at 522 East Western Avenue in Old Town Avondale.

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  1. Carolyn Hughes (Goodwin)September 2, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    RIP Uncle David....

    The White Chariot

    During your journey on your final flight home.
    White wings will carry you and you will be flown.
    To the pearly gates of Heaven, where they will usher you in.
    To the feet of your Lord, your Saviour, and your friend.
    He will hold you in his arms and the angels will sing.
    As another one of His children is delivered by white wings.

    Author: Julie Johnson

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time...

  2. My papa was a wonderful man.. kind hearted loving man . he was truly an angel that walked this earth and now is a angel watching over us from up above! my heart is hurting very bad living life without him is something I never imagined. now i must look after his forever.. my grandma.. rip papa I love you. love always your skinny minnie

  3. Sigh. Oh how I miss you. I think of you all the time, I wake up in middle of the night thinking this is all just a dream. My heart hurts, and I too, cannot even dare to think life without you. Your such a huge part of me that I no longer know what to do with myself. I feel guilty living life one min and then I feel like "I need to stop, my papa wouldn't want me thinking like that" the next min.

    I cry all the time for you because i want you back!! I want you here with us. No words can ever describe how wonderful and amazing you were. I don't think they even make men like that anymore. I could only hope that my son will be half the man that you were. When I look at him, I think of you. I think of how special he is because of how you waited to meet him. I know that your not suffering anymore and that brings me a lil peace but it just kills me because I know you didn't wanna leave us :'(

    I did promise you that I would take care of your wife. (Grama) Just like I took care of you. So I will keep my word. I also promised I would get married (since u kept insisting I do that during your last days) :) I promise that I will take care of my son as well. So since I've made you promises, I will see to them. And when its my time, I will see your beautiful face again. I love you papa I love you more than life. May u Rest In Peace. ♥♥♥

  4. There is no words to describe how much hurt we all feel. U were the heart of this whole family & now that ur gone its just a big whole missing. We all sit here crying & talking about the good memories that we all had but it's nothing like having u here. U were an amazing man & u were loved more than life by us all. I sit there & watch ur wife cry day by day cause she wants u here but I look at her & say grandma it will be okay. He's no longer suffering & now he's watching over us. My kids love u so much & I'll make sure they never forget how wonderful u were. I'll show them pictures & tell them stories. Simply because u are the man that raised us all & I can only hope that my son will be just like u. 5years old & when u left us all u can see the hurt in his eyes. He loved his papa so much. He's still asks me why did u have 2 leave. U worked everyday of ur life & even when u walked in that door u were still working at home. Now that is what u call a HARDWORKING MAN! Just know we appreciate u in so many ways & love u beyond words. But now its ur time 2 rest & now u are our guardian angel. I wish I had it in me what made u so wonderful. :)
    May you REST IN PEACE <3 <3 <3

  5. There are no words to describe how wonderfull my father was.anyone who ever came into contact with my father will tell you that he was a wonderfull, kind hearted , caring , hard working man..

    He was the heart of our family . That's a known fact. He loved us all unconditionally. He fought up until his last breath to stay here with us. The pain we all feel is unimaginable. But...daddy wouldnt want us to be sad and crying. He would want us to remember all the special moments in our lives that he had a part in.

    Today we say our final goodbyes to papa.. but... we need to remember that ...we will see him again ..
    Il see him in my daughters smiles and their laughter ... in their actions ....papa was their see my daddy in my grandchildren .. he loved them all so very much..
    One see him again..with arms open wide bring me home ...when my time comes..
    A daddys love never ends... until I see you again daddy...I love you ...

  6. today it will be 4 years... papa you dont understand how much i miss you. You will always be the best man of my life.No one is ever going to take your place. You have shown me so many great characteristics. I have always looked up to you and i always will. i just remember always waking up to the spam and eggs you would make for us. i remember playing in the sprinkerlers because i would be the only one youd let do that lol. i rally hope one day i get the chance to be in your arms again. i love you papa - Annie (your favorite)