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DAVID SCHNEIDMILLER 3/29 /1943 - 10/17/2016 David passed away unexpectedly at U of W Hospital, Seattle, with is family by his side. Born to David Sr. and Velma, he was raised in Walla Walla with his younger brother Tom. They were surrounded by a very large, close knit family of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Dave enjoyed fishing and hunting around the Walla Walla area, and showed an early interest in chemistry, often doing his homework listening to music. Later on,chemistry became his vocation, and music became a labor of love as he made countless musical CD's for family and friends. Dave attended school in Walla Walla and received his Batchelor of Science degree from U of W Seattle in 1966. In 1965 he married Sylvia Stevens, and after graduating, they moved to Idaho Falls where Dave was employed by Idaho Nuclear Corporation. David continued to enjoy fishing, hunting and motorcycle riding. He trained his black Labrador, Spade, as a Retriever, and won several awards in the Idaho Picnic Trial Derby. Daughters Susan (1971) and Sara (1974) were born in Idaho Falls. Shortly after Sara was born the family moved to Richland, WA.. David was employed by Pacific Nuclear, and then Washington Nuclear Services, where he was well known for his ability to identify solutions to determine how to clean and decontaminate nuclear reactors. David met Carol in July 1983, on a blind date. He was introduced to new activities that included white water rafting, snow skiing and water skiing. They married in July, 1989. Carol was able to join David on many of his work related assignments, turning them into mini vacations after the jobs were finished. They traveled throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. After retiring in 1997, Dave started golfing and enjoyed this sport until his time of passing. He was a Marshall at Columbia Point Golf Course and was very active in the Senior Men's Club. He was very proud of his '2' hole-in- one shots. In 2008, Dave and Carol purchased a lot facing the Naches River at Naches Wonderland Campground. The summer travels usually included family and friends, and became the 'favorite' place for the 6 younger granddaughters! Dave Loved his family above all else. He nurtured his children and grand children to do their best and make good choices in life. He was always willing to offer advice and help when needed. Bella, our toy poodle, brought Dave a ton of companionship and joy. He became a fixture in our neighborhood on their daily walks. Dave is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Carol; daughters Sara (Paul) and Susan, step daughter Kathryn (Jimmer), stepson Shane; granddaughters Kaylin, Alexia, Jordan, Gabriele, Riley, Chantel, and Shayla (Jake); grandsons Christopher, Brian,and Joe (Kate); step granddaughters Cinnamon and Candy; brother Tom; ex-wife Sylvia; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws. Many close friends join us in our sorrow. Dave was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. A "'Celebration of Life" service will be held at the Meadow Springs Country Club Golf Course, Richland, November 13th at 1:00 pm. Donations in David's memory may be made to "Strong Against Cancer" program Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Foundation, P O Box 5371/S-200, Seattle, WA 98145. You are welcome to sign David's guest book at www.cascadememorial.com.
Published in Tri-City Herald on Oct. 30, 2016