David Wheaton, age 65, a resident of La Center Washington died Jan. 20, 2022 quietly at his home with his wife Maureen by his side. He was beloved by all, without exception.
David was the son of Walt and Dardean Wheaton, and was born on Dec. 13, 1956 in Vancouver, Washington, where he was the youngest of three children. He was wed in holy marriage to Maureen Strand on Aug. 9, 2008. They made their beautiful home in La Center, Washington.
David served honorably in the U.S. Navy and afterwards spent time traveling. He found his way through many European countries and ended up residing in Maui, Hawaii where he ran a small business for several years. Upon his return to the Oregon area, he started up his window cleaning business and operated it for many years around the greater Salem area. Later, after selling his window business in Salem, he moved to Buncombe Hollow, home to his family tree farm located in Clark County and started working for the American Building Maintenance company. He led their high-rise window crew for the last 20 years. He also had his own business, DEW Window Cleaning, and operated a thriving business doing windows in Southwest Washington. His outstanding professional and personal reputation was highly respected for doing top quality work and in providing personal and effortless customer service.
During his younger years, one of David’s passions was jet skiing and he won several competitions and awards throughout his career. But David’s true passion was playing pool and he was well respected and known as a great pool player. He would always take the time to teach the game to people just starting out. For the more seasoned players, he was a strong competitor who always gave them a difficult challenge. He truly loved the game. He was both kind and competitive, and epitomized good sportsmanship.
He was a caring, devoted and loving husband to Maureen and a wonderful dad, mentor and best friend to Austin. He was a wonderful, loving family man to his parents and sisters. A man of quiet faith, humility, and personal virtue, he lived a good life and will be greatly missed every day of our lives. His work ethic was second to none, and he was funny, kind, sincere, vibrant, charming, boundless in energy, good-natured, supportive and loyal. He remains even in death as simply the best of men.
David is survived by his wife Maureen (Strand) Wheaton and Austin; his mother Dardean Wheaton of Keizer, Oregon; and his sisters Sheral (Harry) Henning of Lake Havasu City, Arizona and Nancy Wheaton Lisicki of Portland, Oregon.
David was preceded in death by his father, nephew and grandparents. This devastating loss allows an end to his pronounced pain and suffering, and allows him to return home to God. His heartbroken family now grieves with heavy hearts and the largest of tears. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the wonderful caregivers at the Palliative Care Unit and Kaiser Clark County Hospice team of angels. A celebration of life is planned with time and place to be determined.
Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Maureen Wheaton, 1284 E. Lucas St., La Center, Washington, 98629.
An online obituary tribute wall with Evergreen Staples Funeral Home is available online at www.evergreenstaples.com.