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Obituary: Kelp, David Lewis

Thu., June 7, 2012

Age 61

David Lewis

David Lewis Kelp, 61, of Coeur d’Alene, ID., Went to be with the Lord, June 1st 2012 after suffering a sudden heart attack.

Dave was born in Spokane, WA on December 31st 1950, and attended Rogers High School.

Dave married the love of his life Dawn Mary Severson on September 7th 1974 in Spokane, WA.

In the 37 years that Dave and Dawn were happily married they had a lot of fun together and worked in various business ventures.

They own Coeur d’Alene Pet Resort and Paradise Pet Resort in Spokane.

Dave absolutely loved the dogs and owners that came into the resorts.

He is remembered by them all by his always upbeat personality and big smile.

Dave enjoyed traveling to warm places with his wife, riding his Harley with his close friends, and a good game of golf on a nice sunny day.

He loved spending time with his family.

Talking about them always put that signature Dave smile on his face.

He is survived by wife Dawn Kelp, seven brothers, sisters and their spouses; Bruce and Dao Kelp of Colorado Springs; Janie and Leo Robirts of Spokane; Danial and Mary Lou Kelp of Spokane; Randy and Rachel Kelp of Spokane; Judy and John Webster of Coeur d’Alene; Cindy and Tan Nguyen of Spokane; Lonny and Jeanne Kelp of Spokane; four children and their spouses; Jason and Kimberly Kelp of Oregon City; Melissa Simmons and boyfriend Robert of Coeur d’Alene; Kristal and Justin Louden of Oregon City; and Joshua and Kristie Kelp of Moses Lake; grandchildren; Austen, Reyanna and Alayna Louden and Jordan Kelp of Oregon City; Megan Simmons of Coeur d’Alene; Elijah, Malakhi, and Jericho Kelp of Moses Lake; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.

Dave is preceded in death by his parents Bruce and Elsie Kelp, brother Fred Kelp and nephew Anthony Kelp.

Dave will be remembered by his fun loving, gentle and caring personality.

Always finding the best in others.

We will forever remember that incredible smile.

Please join us in Celebrating Dave’s Life at 11am on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Gateway Church, 1165 West Ironwood Drive CdA, ID

Please visit Dave’s online memorial at and sign his guest book.


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