David McClurg Jr.

  • "I just read through all the lovely words everyone wrote..."
    - Jackie
  • "I find it hard to believe Dave is gone. He was larger than..."
    - Tom Wileu
  • "I feel blessed to have been included as part of Dad's..."
    - Nikki Boozer
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    - Jackie Henderson
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    - Lisa Bishop

Former Alaska resident David E. McClurg Jr., 68, died Dec. 16, 2009, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

A memorial service in Alaska to celebrate his life is planned for May 2010, and details will be announced later.

David was born May 20, 1941, in Klamath falls, Ore., to David E. McClurg Sr. and Gladys Beagle McClurg.

He attended Phoenix, Ariz., schools and served in the Army Reserve right after high school.

He worked for the Bureau of Land Management, and built homes as Dandee Construction in Jackson County prior to leaving Oregon.

He and his family adventured to Alaska in 1969 and in 38 years there he worked construction, gold mining, and as owner of a gold nugget jewelry store.

He and his wife had lived in Las Vegas, Nev., since 2006, when he moved there to work with Central Environmental.

While in Alaska, he enjoyed taking people fishing on his airboat and being at his cabin. He loved the challenges of his work, and enjoyed car racing and all the adventures that Las Vegas brought to his life.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; and brother, Pat McClurg.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mavis; and children, Ron and Belinda McClurg, Sue and Mark Callantine and and Jackie and Paul Henderson; grandchildren, Jeremy McClurg, Chad McClurg and Brandy Argo; and great-grandson, Terje McClurg. He is also survived by his sisters, Nina Gains and Della and Lynn Bernston; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the in his honor.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Dec. 24 to Dec. 25, 2009
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