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David D. Symington(1918 - 2013)

David D. Symington

July 2, 1918 ~ October 3, 2013

David D. Symington passed away peacefully on Oct. 3, 2013 in Seattle. Born in Hiawatha, WA, the fifth of six children to William and Jennie (Dickson) Symington.

The parents homesteaded in Selleck, WA before moving to Seattle. David graduated Latona and Roosevelt High. A WW II veteran, he served in Guam until 1946, then returned to Seattle. He bought war surplus and developed a business manufacturing army weasel parts for the gov't during the Korean war. This created the construction of several buildings along Union Bay Place in Seattle to accommodate expansion of other businesses. He eventually bought large pieces of land on Snoqualmie Pass and in Kitsap County. Lake Wm Symington (Kit. Co.) was started in 1962 and completed in Nov. of 1965. What started as recreational property sold as residential creating a community surrounded by a natural setting. Snoqualmie Pass remains in its natural state.

David married Ruby (Moore) in 1939 producing a son, John David and a daughter, Joanne Elizabeth. A second marriage to Audrey I. (Miller) in 1952 gave life to a son, James Dickson. Audrey became the catalyst to the family and business affairs.

Fraternal affiliations included: American Legion, Masonic Lodge and Shriners, as a life member in all.

David is survived by his sons, John of Bremerton, James of Seattle, and daughter Joanne Baker (Richard) of Bremerton, along with grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of services, donations may be made to the Seattle Childrens Hospital in honor of Audrey Symington and Eva Miller or a of your choice.

Published in The Seattle Times from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2013
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