David E. Owsley, Jr., 43, of Orofino, went to celebrate at Jesus’ birthday party Christmas night, Dec. 25, from his home.
David was born in Pullman, Washington, July 27, 1976 to Dave and Janet Owsley. He was the oldest of “The Owsley Boys” and later would acquire the nickname of “Chief”.
David spent his entire life living in Orofino, first attending Bird/Goodwin’s preschool, then Orofino Elementary School and Orofino Jr. High School, and finally, graduating from Orofino High School in 1994. He wrestled on the high school wrestling team and lettered in basketball by being the varsity team’s team manager.
He had a genuine love of working and giving back to others. He made a career as a box boy working first at IGA and later at Cloninger’s in Kamiah. He always had a job from the age of 14 until he was no longer physically able to work.
David was a kind and generous soul who would share whatever he had with anyone in need.
David is survived by his parents, Dave and Janet Owsley, of Orofino, brothers, Dennis (Anna) of Kuna, Dean (Mindy) of Meridian, Darren (Cecilia) of Liberty Lake, Washington and nieces Kaylynn, Aspynn, and Grace and nephews Drysten, Danner, and Dawzyn.
A celebration of David’s life will be held Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Orofino Best Western Lodge at River’s Edge, 615 Main Street, at 2 p.m.
Memorials in his name can be made to the Tammy Clark (Grandma Tammy) Foundation c/o Robin Roughton, 132 143rd Street, Orofino, Idaho 83544.