He was born Dec. 25, 1946 to Margaret and William Dubia at McKeels Hospital in Thompson Falls. From the minute he was born, David was an inspiration to many. Pushing through the various health obstacles he always maintained such an incredible zest for life. He spent many years in the Thompson Falls and Trout Creek areas where he enjoyed spending time with his family and especially working alongside of his brother-in-law Odell Sorlie at Sorlie Excavating. This was something he still bragged about wanting to do not many months ago.
He eventually moved to Plains where he lived and worked at the Little Bitterroot Services. Many will remember his contagious smile as he peddled his four passenger bicycle all over town, willing to give a ride to whoever would go. There he met his special friend and partner Adare Carlson. The two were almost inseparable. They truly enjoyed living life together, traveling to Alaska, Tucson Ariz. and a very memorable trip to Disneyland.
They eventually moved into the Hot Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hot Springs. There David was able to be very well cared for while still being able to enjoy his time with Adare, many fishing outings with his friend “River,” playing his various computer games, watching numerous videos from his large collection of DVDs, his favorite being “Elvis” and he absolutely loved his wood working. He also enjoyed his weekly gatherings with his church family who were ever so good to him as they would pick him up almost every Sunday.
David was asked not long ago, “What three words would you most like people to say about you?” He replied, “Loving, Kind and Happy.” That he was! He will be remembered for his funny sense of humor, his kind and loving heart and how no matter what, he was always happy. David will be missed by many.
He was preceded in death by both his parents Margaret and William Dubia, brothers, Alden and Bobby Dubia and sisters, Naomi Sizemore, Alma Hack and Iva Grantham. He is survived by his sister Katherine Sorlie and brother -in-law Odell Sorlie of Trout Creek and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hot Springs, on Saturday Nov. 28, at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at the Thompson Falls City Cemetery.