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David Shadrick Obituary
David L. Shadrick, 72, of Great Falls, died of cancer Thursday, Nov. 8, at Peace Hospice.

A memorial service is 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel. Inurnment will follow at Highland Cemetery. Schnider Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

David Lee Shadrick was born Feb. 6, 1940, to Meredith Woodrow Shadrick and Nellie Luella (Norton) Shadrick in Weldon, N.C. He was raised and educated in Weldon. David enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on Feb. 11, 1957, at the age of 17 and retired after 22 years of service. He also worked as a maintenance supervisor at Benefis Heathcare for 20 years until his retirement in 2002. David married Karen Gilchrist on Dec. 31, 1994.

He was a member of the Elks Club.

He enjoyed bowling, playing golf, fishing, working on old cars and his beloved pets. He loved being with his family and friends.

David is survived by his wife Karen Shadrick of Great Falls; sons Christopher (Michelle) Shadrick of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., and Adam (Rochelle) Shadrick of Great Falls; daughter Tanya Shadrick of Great Falls; stepson Rick (Laurie) Gilchrist of Great Falls; stepdaughters Jo Carlson and Margo (Rory) Minster, both of Great Falls; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother; and six sisters, all of North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Meredith and Nellie Shadrick.

Memorials are suggested to the Children's Receiving Home, P.O. Box 1061, Great Falls, MT 59403; or Peace Hospice, 1101 26th St. S., Great Falls, MT 59405.

Condolences for the family may be posted online at

Published in Great Falls Tribune on Nov. 11, 2012
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