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David A. Jasman

 

Dave Jasman went home to be with the Lord May 12, 2017 in Odessa. He was 92 years old.

David was born August 1, 1924 in Dryden, Wash. to Julius and Emma Jasman. He joined the U.S. Army near the end of World War II and was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant.

David married Carey McKeehan on August 19, 1951 in Wilson Creek, and they were married for 65 years. For 71 years, farming was David's heritage. At the age of nine he was helping his dad farm with horses in the Ruff area. In 1953, David and Carey moved from the Ruff area to south of Odessa where he continued to be involved in farming until the age of 80.

David's family, children and grandchildren were very important to him, and he was their number one fan. David is survived by his wife Carey; four children Linda (Robert) Winfield, Robin Higginbotham-Jasman, Amy (Jerry) Rhoads and Lee (Gaemmi) Jasman. He was the best grandpa to his eight grandchildren: Joe (Val) Winfield, Erik Winfield, Jenny (Nolan) Harris, Ryan (Kelly) Higginbotham, Sharla (Ken) Jones, Kyle (Hanna) Higginbotham, Jessica (Justin) Wentland, Denielle (Chris) Spring and his 13 great-grandchildren: Kayleigh, Logan and Joshua Winfield; Carter, Clara and Avery Higginbotham; Kailyn and Brentyn Jones; Jackson, Blakely and Henry Higginbotham and Jaxon and Jayda Wentland.

David is also survived by his brothers Harvey (Loretta) Jasman, Edwin (Doris) Jasman and Kenneth (Doneen) Jasman and his sister Elsie Jasman, along with numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother in-law Esther and Adolph Ramm, niece Jan Jasman and great nephew Jason Jasman.

David was a member of the Heritage Church, a WWII Army Veteran, a member of the American Legion, Odessa Historical Society, Odessa Grange, Odessa Trading Company and Odessa Union.He was named Lincoln County Conservation District Farmer of the Year in 1977.

As a young man he played baseball on town team leagues in both Ruff and Odessa. He was a Seattle Mariners fan and had an opportunity to attend a game at Safeco Field. David was a master at woodworking, restoring cars, farm equipment and furniture. Many of these items are on display in the Odessa Museum. He enjoyed gardening and fishing.

David and Carey traveled to numerous National Parks, and to Alaska, Hawaii and Washington, D.C. and took a paddle boat down the Mississippi River. Sunday afternoons after church would find David and his family boating. He enjoyed teaching family and friends to water ski.

David was a friendly and cheerful man whose smile and kindness will be missed by many.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Heritage Church in Odessa, with Pastor Jon Hayashi officiating. Memorials may be made to the Heritage Church or the Odessa Historical Society. Please sign the online guestbook at http://www.stratefuneralhome.com. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is caring for the Jasman family.

 

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