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David Lee Mallery

September 18, 1947 ~ February 27, 2021 (age 73)

Obituary

David Lee Mallery (Dave) was born in Snoqualmie Falls, Washington on September 18, 1947 to Earl and Vivian Mallery (nee Bluher). 

David passed away on February 27, 2021 in Post Falls, Idaho. 

David graduated Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie Falls, Washington in 1965. 

In 1967 he joined the Army and served two tours in Vietnam earning a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal.  He was honorably discharged July 7, 1969. 

He married Linda Gere on May 16, 1970 in Snoqualmie Falls. He moved to Nampa, Idaho and their son Ryan was born on May of 1974.  Linda passed away on February 7, 1990 from an extended battle with cancer.

He graduated from Northwest Nazarene college in Nampa, Idaho in 1974 with a bachelors degree in psychology, sociology and criminal law. During college he did work as an intern doing pre-sentence investigations for Department of Corrections, and was hired April 25, 1981.

He worked at Safeway in Bellevue, Washington before beginning a successful career with the Idaho Department of Corrections in 1972.  David retired from IDOC May 1, 2001.

He married Tresia McLean Miller on April 18, 1991 in Post Falls, Idaho at the Methodist church.

David was preceded in death by his parents, wife Linda and brother Mike Mallery.

He is survived by his wife Tresia, daughters Stephanie Miller, Stacey Brearley (John) and sons Shade Miller (Kelle Poole), Ryan (Carly).  Grandchildren: Ian Desantiago (Abby), Alexandra Chandler (Tylor), Gabrielle McKelvey,  Kaeleen Tobin (Thomas), Aaron DeSantiago (Mallory), Faith Brearley, Kendall Mallery. Great-grandchildren: Tyson Chandler, Gwen DeSantiago, Oakley Chandler, Felix DeSantiago, Forest Tobin and Marley Chandler. Brothers Earl & Steve Mallery, sisters Lynn Mallery, Barb Churchill, Debbie Peterson and Carla Petree.

David, Dave, husband, Dad, Grandpa, Papa wore so many different hats.  First and foremost, he will be remembered for his kindness and his humor.  Dave was always busy helping those around him and while doing so he usually had a twinkle in his eyes, probably because he was up to some silly prank to bring joy and laughter to those he was helping.

Dave was full of boundless energy which he liked to burn off by gathering, stacking and donating firewood, plowing driveways for everyone who would let him on Signal Point Mountain with his four wheeler, giving rides to those in need (although they were usually white knuckling it, haha) and by chasing his grandkids and great grandchildren around the pond or raking leaves with them.

His sense of humor was infinite!  Dave and God surely had an inside joke between the two of them and there is no doubt that the Lord put him here to bring laughter to everyone’s lives.  God also gave him an oversized heart which Dave never stopped putting to use.  It would take a book about the size of a bible to recount his good works and kind deeds.

David was a celebrated member of Northwest Family Church

David faithfully attended Northwest Family Church (previously called Pleasant View Church) which helped him live out his faith by worshipping God and generously giving to others. His life as a man of God was a blessing to all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s hospital.

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