In Memory

David Updegraff

David Howard Updegraff



David Howard Updegraff, 21 drowned May 12, in Neskowin Beach, Oregon.  Born January 24, 1951 in Beaver, Utah to James Howard and Iris Delila Brown Updegraff.  Served an LDS mission to Peru, 1970-1972.  David attended the University of Utah and served as Student Body Vice President of South High School for the 1968-1969 school year.  Survivors; parents; brother Milton James, Judith, Marie, Susan, all of Salt Lake City, Utah; grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Howard E. Updegraff, Mrs. Ruby R. Brown,  all of Salt Lake City, 

Memorial services for David Howard Updegraff 21, whose body was found June 9, at Neskowin Beach Oregon,.where he had been reported missing since May 12.  Services will be held Tuesday 7p.m. Richards LDS Ward Chapel, 855 Garfield Ave.

Interment Salt Lake City, Cemetery. 

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08/06/09 06:58 PM #1    

Gloria Peterson (Peterson-Ayigah)

To An Athlete Dying Young
A.E. Houseman

The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.

To-day, the road all runners come, 5
Shoulder-high we bring you home,
And set you at your threshold down,
Townsman of a stiller town.

Smart lad, to slip betimes away
From fields where glory does not stay, 10
And early though the laurel grows
It withers quicker than the rose.

Eyes the shady night has shut
Cannot see the record cut,
And silence sounds no worse than cheers 15
After earth has stopped the ears:

Now you will not swell the rout
Of lads that wore their honours out,
Runners whom renown outran
And the name died before the man. 20

So set, before its echoes fade,
The fleet foot on the sill of shade,
And hold to the low lintel up
The still-defended challenge-cup.

And round that early-laurelled head 25
Will flock to gaze the strengthless dead,
And find unwithered on its curls
The garland briefer than a girl's.

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