David Ralph Kindall entered life on earth February 21, 1940, born to Ralph Kindall and Lavina G. Hansen at Trumbull Maternity home in Nampa, Idaho. And, in his comfy chair by the bedroom window, with his trusty little pal, Ginger by his side, our husband, father, grandfather, friend and hero passed away in his home on October 2, 2019 at around 3:30 PM. This is right where he hoped to leave this world. Although a bit unexpected to us, we believe he knew it was his time go. While we hustled and bustled around last week, he was making arrangements with his Heavenly Father to leave on his terms.
Dave spent most of his days growing up in the town of Meridian, Idaho and attended the old and original Meridian High School where he gained additional fame by tossing a school chair from the second story window. It didn’t take long to see that school wasn’t working out, so he opted to join the military where he signed up for a short enlistment as a Seaman with the United States Navy.
Dave married his first wife Lajoy Tucker, where to that union, five children were born, one of which passed away a day after childbirth. Later in life, Dave remarried, marrying his current wife, Meegan Eliece Stanton Herring on May 3, 1968 and later were sealed for eternity on April 29, 1972, and through this marriage they brought four more children into the world.
He was big and strong, but beyond gentle and compassionate at the same time. He loved the mountains where he spent many an autumn hunting with family and friends. As his children, we were all very accustomed to day trips to the hills to cut wood for our wood burning stove. or just to hang by the creek skipping rocks and eating camp-fire cooked chili right from the can. Dad worked hard his whole life, and we never heard him complain about a job. Anything that could be done to earn a buck, he did it. Work ethic was his middle name, and he taught us all early on the value of a job well done and how to finish it… completely. The last 18 years or so of his working life were spent as Head Custodian for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he perfected the craft of creating a perfectly manicured lawn.
Even through his lifelong battles with crippling pain that hounded him daily, he had a zeal for life that was unmatched by anyone. He could always muster a smile and was never short on goofy dance moves, terrible one-liners, or dry, and most of the time, un-funny dad jokes. He loved and cherished his wife, and his eight children. And, just when you thought this man couldn’t possibly have room to love anybody else, he easily found the space in his giant heart to love nearly 16 grandchildren. He took pride in the role of a grandfather, and his grandchildren knew this, and know it to this day. Thank you for your wisdom, and for being a great example of love, faith, and endurance— Go and rest now papa, and we’ll catch you on the flipside.
Dave is survived by his sweet wife, Meegan; daughters: Vickii, Deadra, Shannon, Nachele, and Katee; as well as his sons, Dave Jr., Aaron, and Kyle; along with numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and sons and daughters-in-law.
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