David Paul Samuela, died on July 10, 2021, in Vancouver, Washington.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pataha and Elizabeth Samuela, of Tacoma, Washington, and one grandson, Nicolo Samuela Maldonado, of Las Vegas, Nevada. He is survived by his five children: Suzanne Samuela-Maldonado, currently of Tennessee; Heather and her husband Jay Selby of Portland, Oregon; Deborah Samuela Freeman of Winlock, Washington; David T. Samuela of Puyallup, Washington; and Elizabeth and her husband Rob Ross of University Place, Washington. Dad has nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He is survived also by his five sisters and two brothers.
David was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He served briefly in the U.S. Air Force. He lived in various places including Oregon, Washington, Utah, before settling in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he lived for three decades. He returned to the Pacific Northwest in 2002, living in Tacoma, Wenatchee and finally Vancouver. Services will be held Friday, July 23, 2021, at Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, WA,
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Published by Las Vegas Review-Journal on Jul. 18, 2021.