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David Charles Merrill

June 22, 1942 ~ November 4, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

David Merrill Obituary

David Charles Merrill 

David passed away with Family at his side on November 4th 2023. He was 81. 

He was born June 22 1942 in Spokane Washington to Frank Charles Merrill  and  Marjorie Louise Seaton.

As a young boy The family moved around quite a bit until finally settling

in Summit City CA  in 1956. 

David graduated from  Central Valley High school in 1960.

He went to work for Kimberley Clark Lumber. 

   In 1964 he went to  work for The California Division of Forestry

(During David’s career with the CDF he was promoted regularly and transferred from Redding to Yreka CA in 1972. Then  finally to Magalia  CA  in 1978.  He worked as a  Fire Crew Supervisor at Butte Fire Center in Magalia overseeing the California Conservation Corps. He retired from the CDF at rank of Captain in 1987

In the years since retiring he worked at Gottschalks as seasonal help. Then  as special projects opening new stores around the country for  Uniform Advantage.  He Volunteered for Hospice Thrift store and  for Butte County Sheriff Dept. in the STARS program 

 

He is predeceased in 1991 by 

Wife of 27 years  Crystal Rae Merrill

And in 2017 by his younger 

Brother Stephen Merrill 

 

He is survived by 

Wife of 30 years Linda Jean Merrill of Corning CA  

 

Son 

Michael Merrill & Rabbi Greg Kanter

of Charleston SC 

 

Daughter 

Donna  & Gary Cooper of Klamath Falls OR 

 

Grandchildren 

Kristen & Brandon Sharp 

Gregory & Stephanie Cooper 

Emily  & Alayna  Merrill 

 

Great grandchildren 

Ashlyn, Chloe, & McKenzie Sharp 

 

Sisters

Sally Paisley of Palmyra VA.

Linda Malland  of Port Angeles WA. 

 

And his two devoted dogs 

Rosie and Sassy 

 

a Private burial is scheduled in Magalia Cemetary. 

 

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