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In Memoriam: Dave Fennimore (Feb. 26, 1952 – Nov. 8, 2021)

Dave Lee Fennimore passed away in his daughter’s home on Nov. 8, 2021 in Scotts Mills, Oregon. He was born on Feb. 26, 1933 to Bill and Mamie Fennimore. He was the second child of eight.

He married Esther Crites on Nov. 29, 1952 at the St. Mary Parish House in Mount Angel, Oregon. Dave and Esther lived most of their lives in Scotts Mills. They had four children through the years.

Dave was a logger for most of his life along with serving in the Scotts Mills fire department for 22 years. In the 1970s, he was the mayor of Scotts Mills and in 1986, Dave and Esther co-founded the Scotts Mills Community Center alongside Bill and Peggy Barber. Dave assisted with organizing the Neighborhood Watch program. He was also known in the community as the Bird House Man. He enjoyed creating unique houses and feeders.

Dave loved fishing and hunting and was very passionate with the stories he told to his friends and family. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther; son, Vernon Lee; daughter, Roberta Ann; parents, Bill and Mamie; and brothers, Bill and Tim Fennimore.

He is survived by his children, Dave Fennimore and Nikolina (William) Barber; grandchildren, Elijah (Dora) Barber,  Jamin Barber (Shaya Patterson), Neiman Fennimore, Teata Fennimore, and Christopher Fennimore, along with nine great grandchildren.

Services were held at Holy Rosary Church in Scotts Mills on Nov. 16 and burial at Holy Rosary Cemetery. Unger Funeral Chapel assisted the family.

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