Obituaries: David Gary Duquette(1953-2008)

March 03, 2008 11:00 pm

David "Dave" Gary Duquette, 54, died Feb. 29, 2008, in Crescent City. He was born June 13, 1953, in Grand Forks, N.D.

He was a 12-year resident of Del Norte County. He had worked as a bookkeeper. He enjoyed the beauty of the redwoods and ocean and loved living in Crescent City. His greatest joy was being with his wife and daughters and taking care of his home. He was an excellent gardener who took pride in his beautiful yard.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Duquette, daughters, Angela and Kimberly Duquette, all of Crescent City; brothers and sisters Carolyn Halvorson (Elton) of Minnesota, Rick Duquette (Sandy) of South Dakota, and Cindy Nelson and Eddie Duquette, both of Minnesota; brother-in-law Paul Croonenberghs (Phylis) of Twentynine Palms; and numerous other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Carol Duquette, and brother, Larry Duquette.

The family requests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 1301 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531.

A celebration of life service will be held Wednesday at the Foursquare Gospel Church, 144 Butte St., Crescent City, at 4 p.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.