LARSELL—David Douglas Larsell, 69, of Blachly, Ore., passed in Florence, Ore., on Thursday Nov. 26.
He leaves behind a large family and friends who will greatly miss his peaceful presence, his infectious laugh and his quiet thoughtfulness.
David was born in Vancouver, Wash., to David A. Larsell and Joan Larsell in 1951. He was the second-born of six children. The family moved to Portland, Ore., when David was a child.
He and his siblings enjoyed fishing, skiing and camping. He graduated from Jackson High School in 1969.
David spent his young adult years as a laborer all across the Northwest, working as a fruit picker in the Hood River area and treeplanter throughout the Northwest, enjoying adventure and freedom.
Realizing that outdoor physical labor had its downside, David pursued and earned his nursing certificate at Linn Benton Community College in 1987.
He worked as a Registered Nurse (RN) at Peace Harbor Hospital in Florence and Sacred Heart Hospital in Eugene. David worked at Peace Harbor up until a few weeks before his passing.
He valued his colleagues and patients and he loved being a nurse.
David was also a talented musician who loved to play his guitar. He could often be found singing and strumming on front porches, at weddings, next to a warm fire. He loved his farm and being outdoors, working in the garden, planting trees on his property and working the land with his tractor.
He traveled often to visit his children and grandchildren. He found much joy in watching his kids become parents. He was very close with parents and five siblings.
David loved his old fruit trees, old time music, old trucks, old houses and old dogs. He also loved full creeks, full pantries, full harvests and a sky full of stars.
David leaves behind his mother, Joan Larsell of Fairview, Ore.; five siblings: Monica Foster, Katie Larsell, Terry Larsell, Bill Larsell and Matt Larsell; his partner Katherine Larsell of Florence, Ore.; and six children: Justin Tindel of Eugene, Ore., Cirrus Sydnes of Coos Bay, Ore., Ona Larsell of Pápa, Hungary, Oasis Beagley of Holiday, Fla., Elijah Michalak of San Luis Opisbo, Calif., and Grey Larsell of San Francisco, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and eight nieces and nephews.
He was greatly loved and is greatly missed.