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David Graves Sears

February 15, 2004

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— Memorial services for David Graves Sears, 59, Lewiston, Idaho, were Jan. 31 at Elks Lodge in Lewiston.

Mr. Sears died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, in Lewiston.

He was born Oct. 3, 1944, in Grenada, Miss., the son of Robert William and Iola Mae Graves Sears. He graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School in 1962. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Baker University, a Master of Science degree from Pittsburg State University and a doctorate in 1975 from Kansas University, where he coached football and baseball.

Mr. Sears was a tenured professor at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston from 1976 to 2004. He was a whitewater guide from 1978 to 2003 and owned Yo Expresso from 1988 to 2004, both in Lewiston. He was chairman of the Sports Art Division of the American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance from 1978 to 1982. He also was a commissioned sculptor, published author and was inducted into the Baker University Sports Hall of Fame in 1983. He served in the U.S. Navy in 1968 and was honorably discharged.

He married Margo Aragon in 1996 in Lewiston. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Jesse, Moscow, Idaho, and Zak, Flagstaff, Ariz.; a daughter, Cassie Mae Sears, Moscow, Idaho; a brother, Michael, Portland, Ore.; and two sisters, Sara Sears-Kilmer, Westwood, Kan., and Susan Sears-Gabel, Overland Park, Kan.

The family suggests memorials to David Sears' Children's Education Fund, sent in care of Douglas County Bank, P.O. Box 429, Lawrence 66044-0429.

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