David L. Colling


U.S. VeteranDavid L. Colling, age Seventy, passed away at 9:00 pm of cancer on 10-24-2008.
He was born at St. Anthony Hospital on September 13, 1938 to Estella (Stell) and William (Bill) G. Colling. His early years were spent on a ranch up Rapid Creek near Inkom, Idaho and at various construction locations his father was working on. Upon the death of his mother at 6 years of age, he was reared at Lava Hot Springs, Idaho by his Aunt and Uncle, Mildred T. Chapin and Ben H. Chapin. There he attended local grammar and high schools, being active in sports and student government. He attended Idaho State University breaking off to “pull a hitch:” in the Army where he graduated from Construction Survey School, then spent two years plus in the Far East.
Upon return he attended Idaho State University where he almost graduated- lacking but a few credits- had a change of heart and went to work for the City of Pocatello Idaho where, through self-study, he obtained a State of Idaho Professional License in Civil Engineering and Surveying. David attained the position of Assistant City Engineer for Pocatello and retired from the position after 33 ½ years of service.
He enjoyed the outdoors immensely and was involved in hunting, fishing and gardening. Also, he had a love for literature, music and art. He was an avid reader on a wide variety of subjects and had a multitude of hobbies.
His Mother, Father and one sister, Joyce Kozoyed of Portsmouth, Virginia, preceded him in death. He is survived by a brother Dan W. Colling of Idaho Falls, Idaho and by Karen Colling, ex-wife and their children Brad Colling, Tim Colling, Tonia Gardner and Christopher Colling all of Idaho Falls Idaho and a daughter, DayValena Colling, of Centerville Utah. Also, he is survived by ten grandchildren and various nieces and nephews.
There will be a graveside service on October 29th at 12:00 noon at the Lava Hot Springs Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are by Horsley’s Marsh Valley Funeral Home.
Any donations may be sent to the Salvation Army as by doing a good deed for a truly needy family or community member. Bon Voyage!

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