Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t David Walter Buss\n\r\n\t\t\t\tDavid W. Buss, age 84, surprised us all, by quietly tip toeing away while we weren’t looking. Dave Buss died Thursday November 10, 2016 in the early morning hours.\n\nHe was born to Dr. Walter R. Buss and Edna Taylor July 2,1932 in Ogden, Utah. While living on Liberty Ave with his parents and two sisters, one brother, Dave received a Patriarchal Blessing. The blessing emphasized David’s ability to secure knowledge. It stated that he would gain “every desire of his heart.” \n\nHe graduated from Weber College, then he was drafted into the army, where he was stationed outside of Paris during peacetime. Returning home to Utah, he studied electronics at Salt Lake Vocational School and married the girl of his choice, Georgia Smith in the Salt Lake Temple.\n\nThe young couple moved to California to get experience in electronics. Through a ward member, Dave got a job at Stanford University in the engineering labs. Within a few years, with that resume, he was able to secure a job at BYU. Dave helped set up the labs in the Electrical Engineering Department and in later years became Assistant to the Chairman. Dave loved BYU; he worked there 35 years.\n\nDave and Georgia have two exceptional sons, Paul and Tom. The boys were very young when the family moved to Provo Canyon (Springdell). There Dave built their home with his own hammer.\n\nIn his blessing, Dave’s power of the pen was mentioned. Perhaps a mistake we thought but at that time no one knew about personal computers. He was one of the first to assemble his own (from a kit).\n\nIn the 1970’s Dave and Georgia became friends with Bishop Dick Losee and his wife JoAnn. Bishop Losee called Dave to be the membership clerk in the Edgemont First Ward. Dave still holds that job. Last Sunday he was in the clerks office on the computer. He walked the aisles for the count until a few months ago. It has been 37 years.\n\nGeorgia and Dave have a very harmonious marriage. She mourns his passing, as do his two sons and his loyal daughters-in-law, Jill and Lori. Dave left eight “above-average” grandchildren: Sarah, Reagan, Jacob, Sam, Hayden, Hunter, Jessie, and McKenzie who brought home, Eric, an excellent grandson-in-law. Beck, at seven months, is Dave’s first great grandchild.\nWe all call Dave “Boss.” Some call him a Curmudgeon--he loved that title and never lost his quick wit nor his crustiness.\nDave’s two sisters and brother: Barbara, Marilyn (Herman), and Warren (Beverly) survive him and will travel to Provo to say goodbye on Friday. As was stated in his blessing: David did have the ability to acquire “every desire of his heart.” That blessing caused him to rejoice.\n\nWe will gather to visit and mingle on Thursday. Nov. 17 from 6:00-8:00 at Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 N. University Ave. Provo, Utah (across from the Riverwood Mall). Funeral services will be held Friday Nov. 18th at 11:00am. at Nelson Family Mortuary with visiting beginning at 9:30. Interment will follow at the Provo City Cemetery.\nForget the flowers.