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David Meserve – February 23, 2019

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David Meserve – February 23, 2019

David’s Life Adventure

David’s life adventure started on March 29, 1947 in Biddeford Maine, the only child of Clarence and Louise Meserve. He is survived by his wife Margie, daughters Kristin Villalobos and her husband TJ; Cheryl Dunlop and her husband Robert; and four grandchildren Courtney, Elijah, Alison, and Lila. At the age of five, he started his California adventure when his family moved from Maine and settled in Temple City in So. California. After graduating high school he attended California State Polytechnic University Pomona where he met Margie and the adventure continued. After college, they married on September 6, 1969. He went to work for San Bernardino Regional Parks as a Park Superintendent working and living in Needles, San Bernardino, and Apple Valley. In 1984 he became Director of Barstow Parks and Recreation. While in Barstow, Dave became active in community service. He served on the Chamber of Commerce Board and then as President. He was also active in the Barstow Rotary Club. He became an active member of the United Methodist Church and the Emmaus Community. In 1999 his life’s adventure brought him to Susanville as the manager of the Eagle Lake Marina where he worked for ten years before he retired. Dave was also active in the Susanville Community. He belonged to the Susanville Rotary Club noon club, worked on Project Eagle Lake Trout, served on the Grand Jury 2011-12, served on the Lassen County RAC Committee, was currently serving on the Lassen County Fish and Game Commission, and the Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority for the new pool.

The guides for his life adventure were Family, Friends, and Faith. With his family, he enjoyed camping and fishing trips. This started when he was little, taking weekend and family vacations in their travel trailer. He and his dad enjoyed fishing trips together and had several great adventures. David continued these camping and fishing adventures with Margie and his girls, visiting many State and National Parks. He loved his girls and his grandchildren and had many grand adventures. Dave was also able to reconnect with several cousins back east through Facebook.

David’s friends were also an important part of his life. He still had a close friendship with his boyhood friend from “down the street” and several from high school and college, and several from Regional Parks and Barstow Parks and Recreation District. He also shared his interest and love of cars with his car club friends going to car shows with his 62 Pontiac and sharing weekly dinners. He also enjoyed his weekly Christian men’s group which also was a source of strength.

Dave’s other guide was his faith. He discovered his love for God while attending the Barstow United Methodist Church and through the Emmaus Community. His faith was also a journey that grew and matured. He was an active member of the Susanville United Methodist Church serving on several committees and was also a lay speaker. He felt close to God and drawn to be in service. David passed away in Reno Nevada on February 23, 2019. And a new adventure begins. In place of flowers, donations can be made to the Susanville United Methodist Church, 60 S. Lassen St. Susanville, CA. 96130





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7 Responses to David Meserve – February 23, 2019

  1. Marcee Grogan

    Marcee Grogan

    Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Condolences to the family. Nicest guy– and sweetest customer. Will miss his smiling face.

  2. Beth Holmes

    Beth Holmes

    Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    Awe I am so saddened to hear this news. Keeping Margie and the rest of the family in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Doug N Marnie Jones

    Doug N Marnie Jones

    Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Oh Margie, so sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ❤️

  4. Gary Bridges

    Gary Bridges

    Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Our community lost a Very Fine Man! Breaks my heart for Margie and the rest of thier family! Sending our Love, Strength and Prayers! ❤💪👼

  5. Elaine Jacobs

    Elaine Jacobs

    Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Margie So sorry for you and your families loss.

  6. Jim Chapman

    Jim Chapman

    Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    A very special guy who will be missed. 🙏 RIP Dave 🌟

  7. Shannon Benner-Boxer

    Shannon Benner-Boxer

    Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Love and prayers to Margie and the rest of his loved ones. ❤

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