May 222013

David Emery Ohlson, 80, died in the very early morning hours of Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Winslow Campus of Care from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. A memorial service was held May 18 at the United Methodist Church of Holbrook.
He was born on Oct. 9, 1932 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, to the late Albert Ludvick and Susanna May (Emery) Ohlson.
David was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War. During his service, he was stationed in Panama. Following his honorable discharge from the military, David began a long and successful career as a machinist, and tool and die maker, starting with Pflueger in Cuyahoga Falls. In 1960, David moved his family west and settled in Phoenix. He worked for Spray Ram. In 1978 he transferred to Holbrook and continued to work for A.P.S., retiring after several years of dedicated service. It was while living in Holbrook that David and his wife met some of their dearest and closest friends.
In his younger years, David enjoyed going on a rare hunt. Due to a knee injury in his 20s, he was limited on what he was able to do outdoors. He did, however, have a great love for shop smithing. In his own garage, he literally owned just about any tool one could think of. With the mechanical skills he possessed, David was able to help any of his family and friends with whatever they needed. He truly was blessed with a giving spirit, and many will miss his generous and kind ways.
Survivors include his wife, Betty (Dick) Ohlson of Holbrook; three children, Carol (Doug) Whitford of Springfield, Ohio, Alice (Ed) Lowengren of Lakeside and Donald Ohlson of Holbrook; six grandchildren, Laura Whitford, Zack Whitford, Nicole Petersen, Edrick Lowengren, Julius Ohlson and Deanne Ohlson; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Shirley McGril.
Memorial contributions to Hospice Compassus, 1000 Humphreys St., Flagstaff, Ariz. 86001, or to the United Methodist Church of Holbrook, 118 W. Arizona St., Holbrook, Ariz. 86025 have been suggested by his family.
Owens Livingston Mortuary of Holbrook was in charge of the arrangements.Ohlson, David