Obituaries: David Luther Fritts

Obituaries: David Luther Fritts

ILWACO - David L. Fritts, 59, died Feb. 6, 2008, at his Ilwaco residence of natural causes. The son of Gerald and Lula (Skeen) Fritts, he was born in Ontario, Ore., on Aug. 18, 1948. He grew up in the Ontario-Fruitland area before moving to Boise, Idaho. There he graduated from Boise High School and obtained a degree in horticulture from Boise State University.

During the Vietnam Conflict he served as a machinist mate aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk. Following his military duty he settled in Ilwaco. His parents operated Beacon RV Park and Charters and he assisted them until purchasing the Sunset Tavern in downtown Ilwaco. After several years he went to work for his in-laws at Doupe' Hardware in Ilwaco before moving to Portland where he became a sales representative for Steinberg Brothers wholesale clothing.

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