The Home Page of My Son:

David Evans de Gaston

     Fifth of 11 children, David's birthday is June 12, 1976. David graduated April 26, 2001, with a Master's and a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering. David returned from a mission to Portugal in July, 1997. Pai (Dad) will always be grateful for the son and man David is, and the love that he gives his Dad.

Resume of Professional Accomplishments

Here is an example of the professional competence and expertise of my diligent, hard-working, self-motivated, entrepreneurial, Electrical Engineering, and Digital Signal Processing son:

Advanced Voice Encoding Research:  to reduce the data rate in transmitting voice-quality speech using the GSM 06.10 Full Rate Vocoder for the TI C6000 DSP platform.

The growing family!

     Melanie gave birth to their first child at about 1:30 AM, Friday, March 17, 2000.   Jonathan David de Gaston weighed in at 7lb 7oz and 19".   Their second, another boy, was born 9:44 PM (MDT), Tuesday, August 28, 2001!   Matthew Evans de Gaston was 6lb 9oz, and also 19".   It is interesting to note that combining the two middle names produces the father's given names, "David Evans"!
     Then on April 30, 2003, David called me and said that Rachel Marie entered the world at 10:06 PM MDT today, April 30, 2003. She was 19.5 inches long and weighed 5lb 11oz, and was full term. Melanie did well after about 10 hours of labor, shorter by two hours than her shortest previous labor. Rachel Marie has very thick black hair, the thickest that he has ever seen! Then the next baby was also a daughter, Hannah Marie. David wrote:      Hannah Irene de Gaston was born on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 03:49 am in Melbourne, Florida. She weighs 6 pounds and 14 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. She has a little bit of light brown hair, and typical baby blue eyes. She has my detached earlobes...none of the kids have Melanie's attached lobes.      Well, tonight, Tuesday, August 1, 2006, I received another one of those calls! David told me over the telephone that he acted as physician's assistant and delivered Melanie of their 5th child, a girl baby at 10:41 PM, Central Daylight Savings Time. Her name is Elizabeth Anne de Gaston. She came into the world angry and fighting, weighing in at 6 pounds 12 ounces. Her length is 19 .5 inches. Her 1 and 5 minute APAGAR scores were 89, very good as almost all babies feet will become cyanotic. Melanie is doing well! David like a professional doctor immediately unburdened himself of the new baby, which promptly began to urinate in the nurse's hands.

David with his wife, Melanie at the Salt Lake City Airport, Sunday, October 10, 1999.

David & Melanie October 18, 1999

Dad with David and Melanie at their second reception held in Provo on May 1, 1999!

Dad, David, and Melanie at 2nd reception, May 1, 1999

Dad & Mother at David & Melanie's reception in Provo May 1, 1999

David and Melanie steal a kiss, May 1, 1999

David pounding materials for a meal in Cabo Verde, Africa

David in April of 1978 at about 22 months of age
while we lived in Norco, California

Dad and David on the summit of Mount Whitney, August 16, 1997
(Mount Whitney at 14,494 feet above sea level is the highest point in the contiguous 48 States)

Dad and David on the summit of Mount Whitney, August 16, 1997

Dad and David, July 1989 in Phoenix, Arizona

Dad and David in Phoenix, Arizona (Roy's), July 1989

David, Melanie, and Jonathan at Anne's after-wedding luncheon in Wilkinson Center, April 28, 2001

David, Melanie, and Jonathan at Anne's after-wedding luncheon in Wilkinson Center, April 28, 2001

Melanie with Jonathan and Matthew about August 30 or 31, 2001

Melanie with Jonathan and Matthew, August 30 or 31, 2001   :  Jonathan David and Matthew Evans, August 30 or 31, 2001

The Boys...June 2002

Jonathan and Matthew portrait, June, 2002
    Jonathan David born March 17, 2000 at 1:30 AM MST.
    Matthew Evans born August 28, 2001 at 9:44 PM MDT.
    Rachel Marie born April 30,2003 at 10:06 PM MDT.
    Hannah Irene born January 25, 2005 at 3:49 AM EST.
David and Melanie's Home in Westminster

David's house from the front, April 13, 2002      David in backyard with Melanie and Matthew, April 13, 2002

To see a high altitude picture of the land upon which David's house was built (this picture was taken in 1993), click here!

   +++   David's Family on February 17, 2002 via Webcam with Dad   +++