1934 - 2012
David L. Page was 78 years old when he left this world with courage and dignity surrounded by the
people that he loved. He was born on 10/7/34 in Walla Walla, Washington, and his parents were Hilma
and Orin Page. They preceded him in death along with his brothers, Orin, Jr., Willis Page and Melvin
Page. David is survived by his wife, Kathy, and their children, David (Jacquie), Paula (Randy) Fischer,
Chuck (Lisa) Page, Ryan (Keri Ann) Rodgers and Tracey (Alan) Ediger; grandchildren, RJ Fischer, Clint
Fischer, Daniel Page, Jessica Page, Lynnsy (Mike) Spivey, Lacey (Kent) Owings, Paige Ediger, Holly Ediger
and Andrew Ediger. He is also survived by his best friend and brother, Thomas (Maida) Page; dear sister,
Marilyn Herres, sister-in-law Mary Page, and numerous nieces, nephews and beloved friends.
David grew up on the family farm outside of Walla Walla and it was there that he developed his strong
work ethic. His heart always belonged to that valley and he loved to return there as often as possible.
David’s elementary years were spent at a little country school in Valley Chapel, Washington, and he
graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1952. David received a full scholarship to Whitman College
and was Captain of the Baseball team his senior year, graduating in 1957. He continued his education
through the completion of the Stanford Executive Program in 1972. David’s business career and work
experience can be divided into four areas which helped to mold him into the great man that he was.
He began as a young boy working on the McGilvry dairy farm and his other early experiences included
working in the wheat harvest and as a brakeman for the Union Pacific Railroad before he officially
started his career in the paper industry. In the early 1960’s, David began working for Boise Cascade and
when he ended that career to start his own business in 1987, he was Vice President of the Container
Division. David’s third career was as an entrepreneur and he found great satisfaction in opening Page
Packaging Corporation. After selling his company to a large corporation, he began his fourth and final
career as a consultant where he was still actively involved until his death. David’s greatest loves were
his family, friends, and golf and I think his only regret in life was not shooting his age.
David’s Christian faith was very important to him and there will be a Celebration of Life on Friday,
November 30, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Redding, California, and it
will be immediately followed by a casual luncheon reception at Riverview Golf and Country Club at 4200
Bechelli Lane. David’s internment will be in Boise, Idaho, on Tuesday, December 4 th, and there will be
a reception for family and friends at Hillcrest Country Club at 2:00 p.m. Memorial donations in David’s
honor may be made to the First United Methodist Church or to the charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangement by Allen and Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding, CA and Reylea Funeral Chapel in