Luehr, David

David H. Luehr
Date Of Birth: 08/10/1930
Date of Death: 09/01/2013

David H. Luehr passed away on September 1, 2013 in Beaverton, OR surrounded by his family. Dave was born to Herman and Cora (Blair) Luehr in St. Louis, MO on August 10, 1930. As Dave grew up he spent time in New Hampshire, Wyoming and New York. When a teenager his family moved to California where he graduated from high school in Redwood City. Following high school Dave attended San Mateo Jr. College. He later served in the US Navy as a Navy Corpsman and served with the First Marine Division in Korea. Following his service in the Navy he attended San Francisco City College.

Dave met his future bride, Dawn, on a blind date in Palo Alto, CA in 1956 and they married in 1957. In 1963 they re-located to Kailua (Oahu) Hawaii where they made their home for thirty years. Dave worked for Bank of Hawaii, Liberty Bank and later Bank of Honolulu (where his claim to fame was pursuing a bank robber to reclaim the money stolen, and also as an “extra” in the original Hawaii 5-0). Following his time in banking Dave worked for Office Concepts. Dave enjoyed the islands and spent his time snorkeling, scuba diving, spear fishing and sailing. His passion was with his beloved UH Rainbow Warriors. Having had season tickets for many years the games were not complete without the ritual pregame tailgate parties with his buddies.

Following his retirement in 1991 Dave and Dawn made a bittersweet move to the Pacific Northwest to be closer to family. They made their home in Beaverton, OR where Dave worked for many years with the Beaverton School District. During their twentythree years in Beaverton Dave made many good friends. Dave was preceded in death by his parents and twin brother Raymond. Dave is survived by his wife Dawn, daughters Sandra (Michael) Mathews; Stacy (Trenton) Sele; three grandchildren, Mackenzie and Delaney Mathews and Ian Sele; sister in law Charlotte, and many nieces and nephews and scores of friends.

The family would like to offer our heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the staff at Providence St Vincent Medical Center. Their incredible care for Dave and loving support of his family mean more than they will ever know.

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  1. Lynn Tamanaha says:

    Having worked with Dave,for more years than I can remember,with the Beaverton School District,my first impression of him was great! someone from Hawaii to “talk” stories with!Also we talked Rainbow Warriors,since that is my alma mater.Whether he enjoyed working with so many women,I’ll never know,but I have to give him a lot of credit for doing so,especially with some of our lunch conversations!He just took it in stride,and laughed along with us all,and we really missed that when he retired.Enjoyed having coffee on Fridays,when he and Dawn could make it,so there will always be a chair there for him if he wants to join in.My extreme sympathies to Dawn,Sandra,Stacy,and the rest of his family.for even though Dave could get pretty cranky,he was a pretty tolerant,aand fun-loving guy,and I truly miss him!

  2. Kathy Halliday VanDuzer says:

    Uncle Dave was a dear and generous man, quick to welcome family into his home (whether they were likely to overstay their welcome or not!) and always interested in hearing their news. He didn’t suffer fools gladly, but he was ready to laugh at almost everything. We will miss his succinct analysis (especially political), his hospitality and his booming voice. An example to us all, his sister-in-law Patsie more than once commented that Dave had “mellowed nicely”…may we all learn to grow gentler with age!

    We miss you, Uncle Dave. With love from your niece,
    Kathy

    • Julie de Roos says:

      I met Dave while working for the Beaverton School District. Dave was not just a co-worker,but over the years he became my very dear friend. At work he was one of the girls, always willing to listen, dispense advice, wanted
      or not but most of all provided all of us with laughter and great fun in the kitchen. We loved him, the kids loved
      him and we will miss him dearly. I met Dawn through Dave and I will cherish our ongoing friendship.
      I know Dave is smiling down on all of us, REST IN PEACE DAVE.
      My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Dawn and family, take comfort in knowing that Dave was loved and will be
      missed by many.

  3. I met Dave while driving a school bus in Beaverton he was hard to talk to because he was all ways surrounded by friends Dave was vary well liked. And I think Doris met him when he started at Sun Set they had something in common there. He is missed and I hope him and Dori are setting up there looking down and laughing at all the memories. Dave you are a good friend to both of us and you are missed Rest in peace Dave
    Ned

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