David Lee Giddings
David Lee Giddings passed away on May 26, 2013, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was born on April 16, 1943 in Grand Ledge, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1965 and served in VISTA (Volunteers in service to America) where he met his wife, Beulah Black-Giddings. He and his family immigrated to Vernon, British Columbia in the early 1970’s. He eventually took over his father’s nursery and landscaping business and remained in the business until shortly before his death. He was the family philosopher and often challenged conventional thinking. He was greatly influenced in his philosophy from his Navajo in-laws who lived on the Navajo Reservation at Navajo Mountain. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Bernice Giddings, and older sister, Jan Christman. He is survived by his wife, daughters Sarah and Lori, sons in laws, Neal Willin and Jake Austin, grandchildren Madison, Grayson, and Kenzie, his sister, Priscilla, and nieces a nephews Kirk, Carla, Eric, and Julie. He will be deeply missed.