David Sherman

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

David Walter Sherman, 69, of Mountain Home, died Friday, May 2, 2008, at his home.

Friends and family are invited to attend the memorial service at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home on Friday, May 9, at 10:30 a.m. Dave will be placed to rest at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise.

Dave was born July 6, 1938 to Walter and Ellen May (Cook)Sherman in Kalamazoo, Mich.

After graduating from Portage High in 1956 he joined the United States Air Force and was stationed at several different bases, including based in Arkansas, Guam, Newfoundland and at Mountain Home AFB. He retired in 1978 as a master sergeant, spending a total of 21 years in the military.

Dave attended the DeVry Institution of Technology and studied electronics prior to his military retirement. He continued his education in electronics, which eventually led him to a career and second retirement at MHAFB working at the 366th CES.

The military was Dave's life until he met Carolyn, his wife of 23 years. Dave and Carolyn enjoyed the love of growing flowers and creating beautiful flower gardens together. They also spent countless hours making and selling crafts together. "Dave could create something out of nothing," his family said. "He was always creating things out of barn wood, old treasures and things he would encounter at garage sales."

Dave enjoyed many outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing and golfing. When he wasn't outdoors, he was playing music on his favorite guitar "or creating a masterpiece on canvas. He loved to oil paint and created many priceless portraits of the outdoor beauty he so loved. He had many hidden talents," his family said.

"Dave also made time for his grandchildren. He often shared his talents with them creating a little piece of him in them. They loved him dearly."

Dave is survived by: his daughter Karen Kovach of Florida; daughter, Sheryl Sorensen, and son Neil Sherman both of Idaho, and two stepdaughters, Nikki Howard and Heather Cornelius of Mountain Home; one surviving brother, Jim Sherman of Oklahoma; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.