David Roy Minert passed away peacefully at home on August 17, 2019, following a battle with Glioblastoma. David Roy Minert, son of Roy Thomas and Jean Marie (Page) Minert, was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, on March 29, 1951. After spending his early years in Long Beach, California, the family moved to Brigham City, Utah, where David enjoyed baseball and tennis. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, earned his Duty to God award, and graduated from Box Elder High School. After serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Maryland-Delaware Mission, David attended Brigham Young University, where he met and married his sweetheart Ida Fay (Davis) in the Provo Temple.
Upon graduation, the young family moved to Spokane, Washington, where David received his law degree from Gonzaga University. He served in the United States Air Force, enabling the family to live in various places, including Pennsylvania and the Philippines. He served as Area Defense Council at Hill Air Force Base, and in the Philippines, he worked in International Law at Clark Air Force Base and was put in charge of the Drug Testing Programs. Upon discharge from the service at the rank of Major, he used his military experience to establish his career in the Boise area as a pioneer in the drug testing industry.
In his spare time, you could find him staying busy working in his yard on multiple projects. David also spent much of his time helping others, even establishing the Minert Charitable Foundation. This foundation was focused on medical missions and drilling wells to provide clean water to elementary schools along with other assistance to the people of the Philippines.
Always an active member of the LDS Church, David served in many leadership positions, including bishop, and enjoyed ministering to the needs of young adults alongside his wife. David was often found playing table tennis with the students of the institute. An avid gospel scholar, he enjoyed studying and teaching the gospel and was the author of religious books on topics including Isaiah, the Book of Revelation, and the Gospels. After retirement, David and Fay served two Church Education System missions in Austin, Texas.
David and Fay have five sons and have enjoyed many activities with their families, which include beloved daughters-by-marriage and 18 wonderful grandchildren.
David is survived by his mother, Jean Minert, his wife Ida Fay, and brothers Roger, Brian, Loren, John, and Daniel, and his five sons Ryan, Jeff (Carrie Johnson), Scott (Christine Bethmann), Christopher (Summer Blackhurst), and Brandon (Mallory Meservy), as well as 18 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 24th, 11:00 AM, at the LDS chapel at 8625 S. Linder Road, Meridian. A viewing will be held at from 10:00-10:45 AM on the day of the funeral. Interment will be at the Meridian Cemetery, Monday, August 26th, at 10:00 AM.