David Everest Carhart
David Everest Carhart was born February 11, 1936 in Englewood, Colorado to Phillip and Delphine Carhart. He was the 7th child and the last living of the siblings until his passing August 12, 2020.
Preceeding him in death were brothers: John Carhart, Ross Carhart and sisters: Phyllis Davis, Dorothy Hause, Barbara “Bobbie” Richards, and Lucinda “Sugar” Carver. As David was the youngest, his sisters Bobbie and Sugar made sure to spoil him even in later years.
The Carhart family moved to Cedar Point, Utah in 1937 when David was 11 months old to live in a hogan his father built. Since the floor was muddy there, David learned to walk on the family table.
David attended elementary school on Cedar Point and then moved back to Englewood to complete his high school education. After graduating, he returned to Monticello, Utah and worked at Young’s Machine Shop.
He married his childhood sweetheart, Faye Carter, on May 25, 1956 despite the fact that she disliked him in the 3rd and 4th grade as he was always calling her “his sweet little tomato”. David and Faye moved to Cedar Point and began farming beans and wheat, and a little later cattle ranching became part of their farm life.
To this union three sons were born: Jerry Everest Carhart, Albert Earl Carhart, and Edward Allen Carhart.
David enjoyed his seven grandchildren who lovingly called him “Pop”: Holly Aarons, Jeff Carhart, Conner Carhart, Bailey Carhart, Karlie Carhart, Brandon Carhart, Casey Carhart and six great grandchildren.
David and Faye sold the farm in 1979 and moved to Dove Creek where David built their home and had various jobs as a mechanic, working in the oil field, and doing carpentry, roofing, and installing metal siding.
His motto which was embroidered by his grandmother as a wall hanging was “anything worth doing, is worth doing right.” He never officially retired, even selling oil products until his health slowed him down.
Before his health failed him, David and Faye enjoyed trips to Mexico with family, senior road trips across the country, and family reunions. He even learned to play the violin for a reunion in Greeley which coincided with Bobbie’s 80th birthday – maybe spoiling her a little in return.
David attended and was a member of the Dove Creek United Methodist Church. He enjoyed singing in the choir and annual church picnics held down by the creek and up in the pines.
A service will be held at United Methodist Church Dove Creek, Colorado on August 22, 2020 at 10:00am. Immediately following service, all family and friends are invited to join in procession to Cedar Point Cemetery for interment. After which a meal will be served at the Cedar Point Schoolhouse for all to gather and celebrate the life and memories of David.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dove Creek United Methodist Church PO Box 618, Dove Creek, CO 81324 or the Pioneer Center PO BOX 678, Dove Creek CO, 81324.