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David Kerby Beaver


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David Kerby Beaver Obituary
Beaver, David Kerby
57, of Scottsdale passed away unexpectedly on July 3, 2016. David was born on May 30th, 1959 at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in Jacksonville, NC, to Dale and Sandra Beaver. David is survived by his mother, Sandra Jupin, and step-father, Harry Jupin of Scottsdale, AZ; sisters, Kathie Stikar and husband John Stikar of Albuquerque, NM, and Beth Goerner of Leander, TX; aunt and uncle Virginia and Robert Templeman of Surprise, AZ, Robert and Angie Kinder of Indianapolis, IN, numerous cousins throughout the United States; and his closest friend, John Montoya of Phoenix, AZ. He was preceded in death by his father, Dale Samuel Beaver of Noblesville, IN. David attended University High School in Irvine, CA, through his junior year where he excelled at music, theater arts, and water polo. After his father was transferred to another U.S. Marine Corps base, David attended and graduated from San Dieguito High School, in Encinitas, CA. He served his country as a corpsman in the U.S. Navy. As a seaman recruit, David was presented with the Outstanding Good Citizenship Award by the Lions Club of San Diego and was also awarded the Outstanding Recruit Award by his shipmates. His professional career was in health care where he worked with patients as a heart monitor technician. David was a nomadic soul who lived in many locales in the U.S. from Providence, RI, to San Diego, CA, and many zip codes in between. He was a true Renaissance man and an avid reader who combined an encyclopedic memory with a passion for history, medicine, and learning. Family and friends remember David as a natural comedian, but David remained the straight man and wasn't aware how humorous he was. Family described him as a comical little boy whether telling stories - which left everyone in stitches - or conducting the church congregation - at 2 years old! David firmly believed in the grace of God in all works and lived his belief by converting to Roman Catholicism at St. Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe, NM, in 2004. David will be missed by so many and leaves us with a legacy of joy, humor, love, and caring. He will especially be missed by his little dog, Zach, who was a joy to him. David's family wishes to thank those who cared for him during his recent surgery and to the City of Scottsdale police, fire, and ambulance crews who responded to the emergency call for David. David will be remembered with a celebration of life at his mother's and step-father's home on Friday, July 15, from 2 to 4 pm. Condolences can be posted online at: www.messingermortuary.com, OR www.obits.azcentral.com.
Published in The Arizona Republic from July 13 to July 15, 2016
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