Darwin Roger Day

07/17/1955 ~ 08/12/2019

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Darwin Roger Day, 64, of Fillmore, Utah hiked through the veil on August 12, 2019 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to continue serving in Heaven, something he did so well here on Earth.
Darwin was born on July 17th, 1955 in Fillmore, Utah to parents, Max and LuDean Day.
His love of nature, the mountains, and all God’s critters was surpassed only by his love for his Heavenly Father, Savior, and family. His latest goal in life was to hike the highest peaks in all the western states. He had almost accomplished that goal when, on Gannett Peak in Wyoming, a pulmonary edema stopped his heart and stopped him. He was life-flighted by Idaho Search and Rescue to Eastern Idaho Regional Hospital in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where the wonderful nurses and doctors tried for 3 days to save him, but the damage to his brain proved to be too much. He was able to continue serving in death by donating both kidneys and his liver, along with much of his tissues.

Our little “fetcher” was so good at everything he tried, whether it was carpentry, hiking, serving, or one of his favorite hobbies, photography. His pictures were beautiful, and he loved sharing them with people.

Darwin was a faithful member of the Fillmore 4th Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where he served in many capacities. He was currently serving as Deacon’s Quorum advisor and Scoutmaster where he strived to teach his young men everything they needed to know about merit badges and camping and all that scouting involved. Darwin was an Eagle Scout himself and knew the value of scouting and respecting nature and all its beauties. He saw the beauty in everything from rocks, snakes, butterflies, mountains, flowers, rainbows, and sunsets. He was always happiest when he was in the mountains, in the temple, or serving others.

Darwin was employed by Great Lakes Cheese as the Facilities Maintenance person for 16 dedicated years. He served a faithful mission for the Church in the Adelaide Australian Mission.

Darwin is survived by his wife, Cindy, daughters Amanda(Rob) Stevens, Lydia(Nick) Winterholler, and Savannah Day, his mom, LuDean Day, brothers, Kevin(Annette) Day and Preston Day, sister Arlene(Ken) Berrett, grandkids, Mason, Morgan, and Cameron Stevens, Paige, Ethan, Aria, Elena Winterholler, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his dad, Max, and his brother, Dallin.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday August 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Fillmore 4th Ward Chapel (330 E 500 S, Fillmore) with a Viewing from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment in the Fillmore City Cemetery. Online condolence rasmussenmortuary.com

“The mountains are calling, and I must Go; Heaven is Calling, and I must go home.” We will see you soon. We love you. Go serve.

5 Responses to “Darwin Roger Day”

  1. Oooooooooooooh how I love my dear cousin. I loved his adventuresome spirit and the happiness he carried it his heart! We were always so excited when our cousins came to Logan to visit in the summer. They stayed at Grandma Susie’s house and we had many fun times.
    One time when my family was visiting in Fillmore he taught me to shoot a beebee gun in his back yard. It was when I was a teenager and wasn’t too bad of shot but, definitely no “Annie Oakley”. Loved the comical stories I would hear about his Irish Wolfhound dog he once had. No doubt he exercised patience from his experience with this dog.

    He grew up to be such an awesome man with so many wonderful attributes. A kind,thoughtful and gracious man of God. He would stop by and visit my parent’s whenever he was in Logan. Darwin assisted in the care of his aging parents. I admired the watchful acts of love and service he gave them.

    Thank you for the time we had together and being such a great example to us all! Love you (twin) cousin…lead the way home.

  2. Sarah June Day & Dionne Brooks says:

    Dear Cindy and Day family:

    Darwin will be missed! Sarah June always said every time we were in the Fillmore City building and saw Darwin’s beautiful photographs of nature, “See, those are by my cousin and neighbor !” She was always so proud of him.

    I had a wonderful experience with Darwin’s dog. I thought it was a Scottish Deer Hound, but might be mistaken.

    I was running at the high school track because I was competing that year for Millard, and was jogging along when someone grabbed me by the elbow. I looked behind me and saw a very tall dog with my arm in it’s mouth, and Darwin was laughing at my startled yelp. He told me the dog was gentle, and it was. He was there doing dog training, and it was clear he had a special bond with his pet.

    Darwin is no doubt hiking and playing with his dog right now. Good on you, Darwin!

  3. Rich Davies says:

    To all the Day family;

    I too will miss Darwin. For many years we would travel to Fillmore during the summer and Christmas holidays. After stopping at Grandpa Day’s house, the next stop was always at Max and LuDean’s to see Darwin, Kevin, and Arlene. Darwin was always preparing for or returning from some adventure. Whether he was camping in the back yard, hiking in the hills, or tending his animals. I also remember his huge dog, but I remember it as a Russian Wolfhound. I remember how narrow its body was and how soft its fur felt.

    I also remember sitting with him looking at his pictures from Australia. He had many stories and always made the experiences come alive with his storytelling.

    I was very happy to see him a few years ago at a small Day family reunion. He was always smiling and that’s how I will always remember him.

  4. Debra Pierre (Mitchell) says:

    Prayers for comfort for the family. I never, ever, heard an unkind word or observed an unkind action all through our school years. Darwin was especially kind and helped with the reception when my mother passed. I am so sorry for your loss.

  5. Tiffanie Matthews says:

    Next to myself and my parents, I believe Darwin was the MOST excited about my mission call to the Adelaide Australia Mission 26 years ago. He was the 1st, I was the 2nd and 2 more followed from the 4th ward to serve in the AAM. He beamed when he showed me his Australia slides while I was preparing to leave. His enthusiasm for Australia was infectious, and it spread to me at the perfect time. Darwin has been a steady staple of the Fillmore 4th Ward my whole life. A nicer guy cannot be found. He will be missed. Prayers and love to his family.

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