David 'Papa' Lee Geiman

David 'Papa' Lee Geiman

November 11, 1930 - January 2, 2018

David Lee Geiman passed away peacefully January 2, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 11, 1930 in Larned, Kansas to Russell David Geiman and Minda Showalter Geiman. David and his family moved to California in 1941. He lived briefly in Los Angeles then moved to Canoga Park where he grew up and graduated in 1948 from Canoga Park High School. David entered the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War in 1951.

David wed Beverly Ann Nanney May 11, 1957 in Las Vegas, Nevada and they celebrated 40 years together. Together, they had three beautiful children. David worked as a very skilled brick mason throughout his life. David and Beverly moved to Shady Cove, Oregon in 1989. After retiring, he was commissioned to construct the incredible rock work at the Natural Bridges Trail of the Rogue River Gorge and Prospect Hotel. Some of David’s many hobbies included gardening, camping, spending time with his sweet family, and being an honorary member of the “Good Ol’ Boys” club at Shy’s Cafe in Shady Cove where the waitresses adored him and the cooks looked forward to his daily visits. David also loved watching a good football game and NASCAR race.

He is survived by his three children, David Alan Geiman of Shady Cove, Ore., Minda Christine Clasen of Eagle Point, Ore., and Lisa Marie Roddam of Gold Hill, Ore. David is also survived by his siblings, Maxine Umphfres and Roy Geiman. David was blessed with five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Beverly “GG” Ann Geiman; his sister, Imalita Bangs; and his great-granddaughter, Natalie Elizabeth Geiman.

David’s celebration of life will be January 9, 2018 at noon at Trail Christian Fellowship’s Fireside Room in Shady Cove, Ore. Arrangements by Hillcrest Memorial Park, Medford, Ore., 541-773-6162. Although Papa will be sorely missed, his family and friends take comfort in knowing he is at peace with our Lord Jesus.

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