Izatt Folkman, Jr., beloved husband, father and grandfather,
passed away peacefully at his home in American Fork, Utah,
on August 29, 2010. He was born March 9, 1929 in Elyria,
Ohio, to David Izatt and Ruby Smith Folkman.
He was raised in Logan and Ogden, Utah. He married Donna
Sexsmith of Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 1, 1957. Marriage
solemnized in the LDS St. George Temple in 1958.
David was a fighter pilot in the Air Force and served
in Vietnam, and also taught at the USAF Academy after earning
his PhD in History. He was a land developer/entrepreneur
and an avid skier. He was an active member of the LDS church,
holding many leadership positions and particularly loved
serving for many years at the Mount Timpanogos Temple with
His family and friends loved his animated storytelling
about his youth and Air Force flying adventures. He was
a wonderful example of Christ-like service and will be remembered
for his patience and kindness.
Survived by wife, Donna; children, Jodie Evans, Jamie (Michael)
Hanselman, Rand (Karen) Folkman, Wendy Hope, Brett (Sandy)
Folkman, and Mark Folkman; 16 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild;
and 2 brothers, Ron (Cheryl) and Ken (Linda) Folkman. Preceded
in death by a son-in-law (Max Palevsky) and granddaughter
Funeral services for David will be held Friday, September
3, 2010 at 11:00 am in the Manila 7th LDS Ward Chapel located
at 1320 West 3540 North, Pleasant Grove, Utah. Family and
friends may call on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
at the Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American
Fork, Utah and at an additional viewing at the church on
Friday morning from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services.
Interment will be in the Highland City Cemetery.