David A. Santee
Soldotna resident David A. Santee was found dead Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at his home from injuries sustained in a snowmachining accident. He was 53.
A memorial service will be held from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 at the Prosperity Grange on Steamboat Island Road in Olympia, Wash.
Mr. Santee was born Nov. 1, 1953 in Longview, Wash. He graduated from North Thurston High School in Lacey, Wash. He also studied electronics at Capital Business College. He worked for Puget Sound Energy as an electrician and lineman for 18 years. He moved to Alaska in April 2006 and lived at his home near Soldotna.
Mr. Santee was a protestant and enjoyed hunting, fishing and working and building things with his hands.
“David was a very kind, thoughtful and generous man. He loved visitors who would come to Alaska to fish. He made them all welcome. He loved traveling around the country and the world, including London, Norway and Scotland. We will all miss him and have loving memories of him on earth and in heaven,” his family said.
Mr. Santee was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Dorothy Santee; brother, Bud Santee; and a nephew, Jeffery Tanner.
He is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Carolyn and Clifford Maddox of Tigard, Ore., Dorothy and Alton Brasher of Apache Junction, Ariz., Betty and Roy Wilbur of Olympia, Wash., and Jackie and Roy Edinger of Maple Valley, Wash.; 12 nieces and nephews; and many good friends.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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