David Wayne Edmonds was born November 10, 1947, in Oakland. He was the son of Martha Storholm and Harold Edmonds. He married Kathleen Baggett on Sept. 6, 1970 in Crescent City. He graduated from Humboldt State University in 1964. He went to work for Pacific Bell the next week. He was an outside plant engineer, planner, and the Public Affairs Director for Pacific Bell, Pacific Telesis, SBC and AT&T. He engineered the first fiberoptic line for internet into Humboldt County.
Dave was a Scout Master for Troup 55 for many years. He served on the Board of Directors for the Eureka Chamber of Commerce, City of Eureka Planning Commission, Chairman of the Eureka Planning Commission and Humboldt County Planning Commission. David was the Bishop for Eureka I Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Eureka for seven years.
The was proceeded in death by his parents Harold and Martha Edmonds, his brother William Edmonds, and his daughter Heather Edmonds. David was survived by his wife Kathy Edmonds, his sons Colin Edmonds and wife Kami Edmonds. grandchildren Kelsi, Haydin, Liam, Charlotte of Eureka. Micheal Edmonds and grandchildren Micheal and Ava of Eureka, son Paul Edmonds of Salt Lake City, Utah. Son Samuel Edmonds and wife Katelyn Edmonds all of Eureka. Son-in-law Jeremy Bishop and grandchildren Curtis, Aspen, Sarah, Cassie and Jacob of Layton, Utah, and Logan, Utah. And his Granddaughter Mimi Young of Provo, Utah.
David always planned for the worst but prayed for the best no matter what he did. He always told corny jokes and seemed to greet people he knew everywhere he went.
Funeral will be Saturday April, 23, 2022, 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2806 Dolbeer Street, Eureka. Viewing will be held at the Sander Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., 1835 E St., Eureka. (on Friday the 22nd)