David McMurtrey


July 4, 2018

April 13, 1949 - June 28, 2018

David Edward McMurtrey, 69, of Sweet Home died June 28, 2018.

He was born April 13, 1949 in Sandpoint, Idaho, to William Edward and Iris Lorraine (Schilling) McMurtrey. 

He served in the United States Navy in Vietnam and Korea from Jan. 29, 1969 to Dec. 16, 1972. He received the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal.

In 2004 Mr. McMurtrey moved from The Dalles where he was an electrician at The Dalles Dam and Aluminum plant for years. He worked at Foster and Green Peter dams as an electrician. 

He loved rafting, fishing and Fox News. 

Mr. McMurtrey is survived by his wife, Alice McMurtrey of Foster; son Richard and daughter-in-law Melanie McMurtrey of Colorado Springs, Colo .; daughter Katrina and son-in-law Brian Canon of Oregon City; stepdaughter Michele and her husband Dan Smith of Lyle, Wash .; and four grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Iris and William McMurtrey; sisters Bonnie Pleggenkuhl and Judy Pearson; and stepson Michael W. LaFaver. 

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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