David Ernest Oglesbee

Sept. 4, 1946 – Nov. 12, 2013

Memorial services for David Ernest Oglesbee were held Nov. 16 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Lewiston, Mont. Dave died Nov. 12 in Lewiston.

He was born Sept. 4, 1946, in Joliet, Mont., the son of Ernest Garvin Oglesbee and Violet Josephine DeLisi.

Dave attended Greybull High School and graduated with the Class of 1964.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1965 and served four years as an E5 second-class aviation electrician. After his discharge, he began his career as a fireman with the Lewiston Fire Department. In 1988 he became the fire marshal and division chief of the department’s Fire Prevention Bureau. He retired in 1998 after 28 years of service.

While employed with the fire department, Dave obtained his associate of science degree from the College of Southern Idaho.

He married Bonnie Clark in 1967. They had two children, Michelle and Jim. They were later divorced.

Dave married Judy McDonald on June 13, 1982. They raised a blended family with their children, Michelle, Jim, Mike, Pam, Sherry and Cristal. They later raised their granddaughter Macyna.

Dave spent his spare time building and flying model airplanes and helicopters. He loved to spend time with family and friends, listen to music and spend time outdoors. Dave had a quick wit and wry sense of humor.

His parents and nine siblings preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife Judy; his children, Michelle, Jim, Pam, Mike, Sherry and Cristal; sisters Betty, Lora, Ruth, Estelle and Lois, and eight grandchildren.