David Allen Boadwine passed away unexpectedly on Sunday March 11 at his home with his family at his side.Dave was born October 7, 1959 in Vancouver, Washington to Larry and Ethel Boadwine. He was later blessed with a sister, Renee, whom he loved dearly. He lived in Washington until he joined the Army at 17 and was stationed at Gerstle River, Alaska. David quickly fell in love with both Alaska and Barbara, his wife of 26 years. They were married when Dave was 20 and Barb 16.
In 1981 Dave found his greatest passion and with his wife at his side began building their log home where they would later bring their son Gregory Allen Boadwine and daughter Danielle Nicole Boadwine home to grow up.Dave truly loved everything Alaskan freedom had to offer. He was a avid boater, hunter, and snow machine enthusiast. In true Alaskan style his log home is “still in the works”. He always said his best memory was giving his little girl away in marriage and being her “gentlemen of honor” in his front yard.
Dave was a master of so many skills and had been a mechanic, heavy equipment operator, log home “builder”, even breaker of wild horses. He could fix anything he set his hands on or his mind to. He was employed with the City of Delta Junction as Public Works Director.
David was proceeded in death by his father Larry Boadwine. He is survived by his wife Barbara Boadwine, son Greg Boadwine, daughter and son in law Danielle and Dave McCombs all of Delta Junction and grandson Trevor Boadwine of Washington. Also his beloved mother Ethel Johnson, sister and brother in law Renee and Bob Brusseau and niece Kelsey Brusseau of Washington. Mother and father in law Chuck and Sallie Vaughn, sisters and brothers in law Sharon and Gary Lewis, John and Heidi Vaughn and nephews Jonathan Larrabee and Chet Vaughn all of California.
Services will be held at the Delta Community Center Saturday, March 17 at 1 pm. He did always love St. Patrick’s Day.
A celebration of life will be held at the Moose Lodge following the services. The family would like to thank everyone for their love and support.
A memorial account has been set up at the local Wells Fargo branch to help with funeral expenses.