In memory of
Our Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Brother, David Bolda passed away surrounded by his loving family, February 2, 2012.
David was born on March 10, 1948, in Detroit, MI, to Frank and Violet Bolda. He grew up playing ice hockey and was an outstanding goalie. He was asked to try out for the Detroit Red Wings Farm program but at the age of 19, chose to enlist in the Marine Corps and serve his country. He eventually played semi-pro hockey as a goalie for the Reno Aces. He was proud of being a Marine and a hockey player. This is where he learned the importance of hard work and determination. He had a 'Never give up' attitude which helped during his valiant 5 year battle with lung cancer.
David moved to Reno, NV and graduated from UNR in 1974, with a degree in Political Science. He began a law enforcement career as a paid intern with the Reno P.D. He later served with the Covina, CA, P.D. for 10 years. He moved his family to Utah and worked for the Provo, P.D. for 25 years. He quickly moved up in ranks due to his work ethic, determination and compassion for co-workers and the public. He recently retired as Captain, from the police department in November 2012. He also served as interim Chief of Police.
While in Reno, he met and married the love of his life, Carrie. They raised seven wonderful children together. His responsibility as a husband and father was the most important role in his life. He led each day by example, teaching the value of character, kindness, honesty and love.
David was a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving in many callings.
David is survived by his wife of 35 years: Carrie, Children: Stacy Balibrea (Jay), Lisa Petrarca (Anthony), April Jacobson (Tyler), David Bolda (Jessica), Amy Pugmire (TJ), and Bryan Bolda; Sisters: Fran Petrat (Jim), and Kathy Bigliardi (Fred); 21 Grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son John Lemich and parents, Frank and Violet Bolda.
A special thank you to Dr. Nathan Rich, Nancy, Kelly, and staff, Dr. Dixie Harris and staff, Candy, Amber and Daniel, at Alpha Hospice for your tender loving care and concern for David .
A "Celebration of Life" will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., at the Traverse Mountain Stake Center, 2030 West Chapel Ridge Road, Lehi, Utah. Friends may call Monday, February 6, from 6-8:00 p.m. at the Slate Canyon Chapel, 1498 East 800 South, Provo, Utah, and at the Traverse Mountain Stake Center Tuesday morning from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Provo City Cemetery. Note that the night visitation is at a different chapel than the service.
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