A memorial for David Rees will be held Saturday, March 11th at 11 am, at St. Barnabus Episcopal Church, 701 Lassen Lane in Mt. Shasta. The celebration of life will begin at 3pm at the Community Center, 629 Alder Street in Mt. Shasta.
David Hamilton Rees, Jr. was born in Medford, Oregon January 29, 1940 and passed away, surrounded by his children, on February 22, 2017 in Mt. Shasta, California. He moved from Medford to Mt. Shasta in 1947. Growing up, David loved to participate in a wide variety of sports including swimming, baseball, track, football, tennis, golf, and skiing. He graduated from University of Oregon in 1962 with a B.S. Degree. While at college he ran track, sang with the UO choir, and was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
Following graduation, he joined the Navy where he served as a full Lieutenant. His last three months of active duty were spent in Vietnam as officer in charge of MSB Detachment Alfa. During his service, he ruptured his Achilles tendon and while assigned to shore duty, Jeannine Skinner (soon to be Rees) tripped over his full-leg cast and fell into his lap. They were married December 11, 1965.
David and Jeannine moved to the Bay Area for several years where David received his first F.C.C. radio license. In 1968, they moved back to Mt. Shasta where David worked at the family business KWSD/KEDY as a salesman, announcer, and manager.
David loved challenging his mind by coming up with new inventions, patents, and jobs. To list a few: True Value Hardware, Radio Real Estate, Cedar Pete, a children’s clothing store, cedar dog pillows, gold miner, bird houses, rhododendron garden, mountain monuments, framing at the Art Center, reverse mortgages, end-of-life insurance. He was actively involved with the Elks lodge, Scottish Rite, and was a Master Mason in Mt. Shasta. He loved gardening, fishing, hunting and Oregon Duck football.
But his greatest accomplishment, the thing he was most proud of, was creating a loving, supportive, and nurturing home for his three children and their friends. He is survived by his three children: Dennis Rees, Christopher Rees, and Tricia Rees Berg; his three amazing grandchildren Jordan, Chris, and Brayden; and his brother Jon Rees; and his two dogs Lacey and Cutie. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and a friend to many.
The memorial will be held on Saturday, March 11th at 11 am, at St. Barnabus Episcopal Church, 701 Lassen Lane, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067. The celebration of life will begin at 3pm at the Community Center, 629 Alder Street, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the Masonic Lodge of Mt. Shasta who will be hosting the celebration of life.