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David Wesley Pauling

Jul 22, 1943 - Sep 6, 2017
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David Wesley Pauling of Moxee, WA, passed away on September 6, 2017 at his home. Dave was born on July 22, 1943 in Campbell, MN. To parents Wesley and Delores Pauling. 

Dave moved from Minnesota to St. John, Oregon in 1945 and attended grade school and went to Roosevelt High School until 1960. Dave joined the U.S Air Force and served in Laos prior to the Vietnam War. He was stationed in Mountain Home, Idaho and was honorably discharged in 1963. Dave was known by all as C.D. (Crazy Dave)
In 1974, Dave met and married the love of his life, Pamela Andreas. The couple were blessed with two children in addition to Dave’s four and Pam’s two from previous marriages. Dave was a member of the Glaziers Union 995 for 36 years working at Midstate Glass. 
Dave was an avid outdoorsman at heart. He loved fishing, hunting, and quading. Family was always included and one grandson referred to grandpa Dave as “a known fisherman. He played softball in his younger years with his brothers-in-law, Larry and Rick along with many friends. Dave always said, “a stranger is a friend you haven’t met yet.” He also would say, “see you around like a wheel or a donut, say your prayers or God will get ya’! In many of his conversations he would say, “I’ll show you horse turds as big as diamonds.” In later years people would say he made the best “apple pie.” Dave lived a great life in his own way with no regrets. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother and friend to anyone that met him. He will be missed by all. 
Dave is survived by his wife of 43 years, Pam Pauling, and his 8 children: Christy & Stan Hill of Yakima, Robert & Dawn Moss of Selah, Walter & Angie Pauling of Gleed, Daniel & Katie Pauling of Yakima, Robert & Rochelle Pauling of Yakima, Kendall Pauling of Portland, OR, Kirsten Pauling of Goldendale, Teresa Almandinger of Yakima, his brother, Bob & Sandy Eakin of Hillsboro OR, his sister, Laura Lee & Mike Ketchum of Portland OR, his half-brother, Mike Pauling of Portland OR, 22 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren and numerous in-laws who loved him dearly. Dave is preceded in death by his grandparents, Walter & Clara Nold, his parents, Wesley Pauling and Delores Townsend, his uncles, Stan and Ken Nold, and his brother, Norman Preheim.
A Celebration of Life has been scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 2:00pm at the East Valley Foursquare Church in Terrace Heights.

Funeral Information

Funeral service

Sep 16, 2017:2:00 p.m.

East Valley Foursquare Church

101 Butterfield Road, Yakima, WA 98901