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David, 77, died April 21, 2001, in Nampa, Idaho. He was born March 14, 1924, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a Methodist minister at the time he was drafted into Civilian Public Service from Rupert, Idaho, in 1943. He jumped at Missoula during the 1945 season and got seven training and one fire jump. David earned his BA in English from the College of Idaho and his Mater's in Divinity from Garrett Theological Seminary. He married his wife Alice in 1945. David ministered at many churches in the Pacific Northwest before settling in Nampa.
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National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Smith, David Symon (Missoula 1945)" (2020). Smokejumper Obituaries. 315.