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“We are very sorry about his death. He will be greatly missed. The Ewings: Matthew, Becky, Sarah, Margery and Marilyn ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Margery Davison - Centerville, IA

“While Dave was working in the Bureau of Reclamation's Yuma Area Office, I took him on a tour of the YDP and we spent a morning in the waste and...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Marilyn Hudson - Yuma, AZ

“Kind, wonderful man...... ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Susan Kennedy - Denver, CO

“What more to say about such a gentle, warm, humble, thoughtful giant of a man, whose friendships were like his dearest gifts! We were treasures to...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Paul Meyer - Littleton, CO

“I am deeply saddened by this news. Dave was an amazing person - somebody you could talk about anything with. I'll never forget his perpetual smile,...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Anthony Velasco - Frankfort, KY

“Dave was a great part of our group dedicated to restoring injured natural resources. His sense of humor and patience helped us through many...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Christian Crowley - Washington, DC

“Dave was one of the people I met first, when I started with the Restoration Program, almost 17 years ago. I have many, many fond memories of Dave,...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Karen Cathey - Albuquerque, NM

“I want to echo what Steve S. and Charlie F. have so eloquently already said. Dave brought so much more than his knowledge to the Department of...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Lisa Williams - East Lansing, MI

“Sad to hear of Dave's passing, my condolences to his family and all his many friends. Working with him in the Damage Assessment program, he was...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Steve Specht - Brownsville, MD

“It was a tremendous pleasure to have David as a colleague and friend. I'm so glad to have been in Lithuania with him where he touched the lives of...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Jeffery Loman - L'Anse, MI

“David was the first person I spoke to when I was hired by the Dept of Interior. I quickly realized he was a special person who I was thankful to have...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Charlie Fasano - Denver, CO

“Butch, Becky, Marcia and all of Dave's Family; Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I have lots of great memories of Dave, such a caring man. I...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Mike Wissler - Exeter, NH

“Your in our thoughts and prayers ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: John and Debbie Pettit - moulton, IA

“Please accept our sincere sympathy and prayers, and may your memories give you peace. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Dennis & Beverly Sisul Laurson

“Butch and family, so sorry to hear about David's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.Pam ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Pamela Riddick Winegarden - IN

“So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Dave was a classmate of mine and he was always such a quiet kind of guy. He always had a smile and would help...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Kayla Montgomery - Mystic, IA


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David Montelle Morrow age 57, of Centerville, Iowa died Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the Bright Kavanagh House, Des Moines, Iowa.

He was born 5th of January 1957 at Fort Meade, Maryland to Mary Lou (Perkins) Morrow and Darrel Montelle Morrow. As a member of a military family, David grew up in various locations in Alabama, Mokuleia and Haleiwa, Hawaii-Scoffield Barracks (1957-1958 and again in 1966-1971), Detroit (Lincoln Park, Michigan), Centerville, Iowa and Pasadena, California. David was active in Scouting, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow in Hawaii. One of his dreams was to be a part of the Space Program as an astronaut. He maintained a lifetime interest in the Cosmos. In 1971 the family returned to their home of Appanoose County where they lived just west of Centerville.

David attended Centerville High School with many adventures and shared experiences with enduring friends. He graduated in the Class of 1975. He joined the US Air Force; attended the US Air Force Academy. David graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Science and Masters Degree in Public Administration in 1991 from Drake University.

During his college years David's work/employment included the US Army Corps of Engineers at Rathbun Lake and Saylorville Lake as a seasonal maintenance worker and park ranger, the Department of Agriculture with the Forest Service in Colorado, and the Department of Veterans Affairs in Iowa. David made frequent visits to family and friends in Iowa, Kansas, and Colorado. David worked full time for the U.S. Department of Interior as an Environmental Specialist in Yuma and Phoenix, Arizona; Regional Office-Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Program in Lakewood, Colorado; and was Assistant Program Manager-Operations in the Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Program in Washington D.C. David worked with outstanding individuals from a host of government agencies in programs that surveyed, monitored, assessed, mitigated, and restored America's natural resources on Super Fund Sites.

David had the opportunity to travel/work in various locations in the West and South West. His love of travel continued with trips to Florida, Nebraska, Minnesota, Alaska (Twice), Jamaica, Amsterdam, London, Great Britain, and Lithuania. He kept active with bike riding, hiking, flying kites, photography, reading, listening, discussions, and getting to know people of all sorts. He was a generous person with a warm spirit balanced with a great fountain of knowledge. He appreciated, treasured, and loved his family, friends, and his life experiences. David returned to Iowa, Appanoose County in 2008 where he continued his life surrounded with the warmth of small town community life.

David had a favorite quote from astronomer, Carl Sagan: "We are all star stuff." Our beloved David went to the beyond on 31 August 2014. David will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include: his lifelong, partner, Marcia Thomas; his mother, Mary Lou (Perkins) Morow, his brother Darrel-Butch (Becky) Morrow, his nephews Kaleb (Bernadette) Morrow and their children Emilia and Alexandria and Sawyer (Amanda) Morrow, his aunts Madeline Fletcher and cousins Lara Fletcher and Beth (Rourke) Ruffin; Norma Dene Thomas and cousins Gail (David) Lockridge and their families and Sue Davis; Donna Lee (Wendell) Bailey and cousins Scott and Tim (Cynthe) Bailey and their families.

David was preceded in death by his father, Darrel Montelle Morrow, grandparents Marvel and Verl Perkins, Geneva and Darrel (Doc) Morrow.

There will be no scheduled services at this time. A Celebration of Life Service in David's honor will take place in the future. Memorials have been established to either Iowa Public Television or to HCI (Formerly Hospice of Central Iowa) and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be left online at www.langefh.com. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the Morrow Family.