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David passed away Friday, January 24, 2014, at Forks Community Hospital to reunite with the love of his life.
David was born October 19, 1948, to Orville and Lydia Pegram in Nampa, Idaho. David was raised in Eastern Washington, Oregon and Southern Idaho along with his two brothers, Rodney and Allen Pegram.
After high school, he traveled to the Pacific Northwest, where he met his true love, Myrna Graves. David married Myrna on August 7, 1971.
David and Myrna raised their two children, Shane and Shelley, on G&L Shake Road just south of Forks. David worked in the mills and the woods for his father-in-law, Clayton Graves, until the late 1980s.
David and Myrna bought the Hoh Store, and they worked together until she passed away in 1995. After Myrna's death, he left the Hoh Store business and worked as a butcher for Pay-n-Save Shop-Rite until it closed in 2000.
He then became a corrections officer for the Olympic Corrections Center until he retired December 26, 2013.
David loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, playing golf and helping around the farm for his son, Shane. His true, great happiness was watching his five grandchildren, Nicc, Brady, Jordan, LeighAnna and Austin, play sports. He cheered them on whether it was a home game or traveling up to five hours to let them know he was in the stands.
David was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Lydia, and his beloved wife, Myrna Pegram.
Davis is survived by son Shane (Gretchen) Pegram; daughter Shelley (Steve) Castellano; brothers Rodney (Marquita) Pegram and Allen (Theresa) Pegram; grandchildren Nicc, Jordan and Austin Pegram, and Brady and LeighAnna Castellano; and great-granddaughter Marlee Pegram.
A celebration-of-life potluck will be held Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 4 p.m. at the Olympic Natural Resource Center in Forks, 1455 South Forks Avenue.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Jan. 31, 2014