Cleo B. David, Spokane, died March 23, 2012, after celebrating her 95th birthday two days earlier. Mrs. David was born outside of Beulah, N.D., to George O. and Effie Belle (Turner) Endreson. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Beulah High School in 1936. She earned a teaching certificate after two years at Dickenson State Teacher’s College, later receiving a life teaching certificate. She taught at four schools in North Dakota, being engaged to her high school sweetheart, Gale David, at her second school.
They were married in Bremerton on June 28, 1942, while Mr. David was stationed at Fort Worden. Mrs. David was employed as a telephone operator in Port Angeles and later in Brownwood, Texas, when her husband was transferred.
The couple moved to Spokane in 1946. They were members of Manito United Methodist Church since 1946 and she was active in United Methodist Women group. They taught Sunday school and led the youth group Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF) for many years. They also were members of Elderberries. They were members of two senior bowling leagues.
She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, RV camping and visiting in the western states and Canada. She also was a Camp Fire Girls leader.
Survivors include her two daughters, Lavonne Saunders and husband Don of Ritzville, WA, and Mellody Descoteaux and husband Maurice of Medical Lake; and two granddaughters, Jennifer Saunders and Raquel Descoteaux.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gale, in 2004; a sister, Lorraine Elliott; and two brothers, Roger and George Endreson Jr.
Graveside interment for Mrs. David is Tuesday, April 10, at 9:30 a.m. at Spokane Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at Manito United Methodist Church. A reception will follow at the church.
Contributions may be made in Mrs. David’s name to Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S Grand Blvd, Spokane WA 99203.
HAZEN AND JAEGER FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.