David Chitwood, 51

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

David H. Chitwood, 51, of Mountain Home, died as a result of a plane crash on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, in a rural area of Elmore County.

Memorial services will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Mountain Home, today, Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home & Cremation Services Mountain Home.

David was born on June 5, 1953, in Juneau, Alaska, the son of Howard and Dolores Chitwood. As a young man, David's father was enlisted in the United States Coast Guard, so as a family they traveled all over the United States.

He graduated from high school in Mainard, Ark., and went on to receive his degree in Marine Biology from Walla Walla College in Washington.

David, worked for the state of California's Health Department as an inspector for seven years. David decided to move to Oregon to work for the Forest Service, where he enjoyed scuba diving another one of David's passions, in addition to flying.

David also produced several different programs for TV Cable Company.

David decided to move to Mountain Home in May of 2002 where he could appreciate the outdoors and his love for flying and sky diving.

David is survived by: a son, Jonathan D. Chitwood of California; a daughter, Laura Marie Chitwood of California; his parents, Howard and Dolores of Mountain Home; and his sisters, JoAnne Nowack of Oregon and Jennifer McNiel of Tennessee.