He met his future wife while working near Lake Tahoe, Calif., and together they moved to Colorado, making Pagosa Springs their home. David worked for Pagosa Land and Cattle Company for seven years, then started and operated his own company — Hire Quality Fences.
David loved living and hunting in Pagosa Springs. In 2008, David and his family relocated to Port Angeles, Wash., where the family enjoyed activities offered by the closeness of both mountains and beaches. David was charismatic, fun, funny and a little mischievous. Life for David was about family and friends. Stuff was just stuff, but family and friends were what really mattered. His favorite songs were those reflecting the values of home and family. Time spent at home sharing, hugging and laughing with those he loved was the best. He was always happy to see his friends and each of his friends knew they meant something special to him. David was also a hard worker, though he battled constant physical pain from his lifelong health issues. David leaves behind his daughters, Shae, 17, and Baylee, 13, of Port Angeles, Wash.; father Allen Hire, of Arroyo Grande, Calif.; mother Tricia Hire, of Exeter, Calif.; brother Tim and sister-in-law Nicole Hire; niece Taelor and nephew Mason, all of Visalia, Calif.; grandmothers Gerry Hoyt and Rosalie Hire; his fiancé, Rhonda Mesdag, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
David’s life will be celebrated on April 23 at The Victorian Pitkin/Conrow Estate located at 789 Valley Road in Arroyo Grande, Calif., from 1-4 p.m. David loved children and showed a real compassion for anyone with an illness. Those who wish may make a donation in his memory to either Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Make a Wish Foundation.
David will be deeply missed. Our wonderful memories of his life will serve to ease the pain and sadness felt by those blessed to have known him.